MALAYA: Informers' Last Chance

The simplest way to get information about Malaya's Communist guerrillas, decided High Commissioner Sir Gerald Templer, was to pay for it. His idea paid off. Among the top Communists killed through informers: Manap ("The Jap") Jepun, commander of a Communist guerrilla regiment, and Cheung Kit ("The Ape") Ming, Malacca state committeeman of the Communist Party. Rewards of about $25,000 were paid in each case. Last July, a good month for informers, the Malayan government paid out $75,000 in rewards, based on a rate of $825 for a common, or jungle variety Communist....

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