BATTLE OF MALAYA: Success Curve

Asia's No. 3 war is going well. Thirteen months after he arrived in Malaya with a directive from Churchill to clean up the Communists, High Commissioner Sir Gerald Templer announced last week that mass detentions and deportations are no longer necessary. Hated regulation 170, under which the British have arrested and screened whole villages, kept more than 10,000 suspected Communist collaborators in concentration camps and deported 761 others, was abolished. "We are about where I hoped we should be by this time," wiry General Templer told the Malayan Federal Legislative Council, with about as much optimism as he ever permits...

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