MALAYA: Death in a Rubber Patch

In the stealthy Malayan jungle war against the British, slim, scar-faced Yang Kuo slipped in and out of villages and rubber plantations under a dozen aliases, and boasted to Communist comrades that five British imperialists had died for each of his assumed names. From rain-forest hideaways, he trained and indoctrinated terrorists with such skulking zeal that he rose to the post of secretary of his state committee and finally to the job of vice secretary-general of the Malayan Communist Party.

One night last week a patrol of rifle brigade troopers, accompanied by special branch officers and tracker dogs, saw shadowy figures...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!