MALAYA: No Murders Today

In a Malacca jungle last week, Acting Police Corporal Roslan Bin Haji Mohammed waited three nights for his quarry. Someone had "whispered," i.e., informed, against noisy, hunchbacked Cheung Kit Ming, better known as "the Ape of Malacca." A top Communist guerrilla, a veteran killer and terrorist, Cheung had a $25,000 price on his head. On the third night of the ambush, the Ape appeared and the police corporal shot him dead.

General Sir Gerald Templer, Britain's crisp, aggressive High Commissioner for Malaya, is slowly gaining ground in his war with the Red guerrillas. He has some 400,000 troops, police and...

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