MALAYA: Jungle Justice

There was little evidence against the Communist jungle-fighter, Piao, except that he was occasionally noisy and sometimes insubordinate, that he once lit a fire when his commanding officer told him not to and that, in the early days of liberation from the Japanese, he had been befriended by Chinese Nationalists. Nevertheless, the rumor spread that Piao was a spy. His trial took place in the middle of the Malayan jungle.

"Are you guilty?" asked the prosecutor. "No," said Piao, whose hands were tied behind his back.

"Were you sent into the jungle by...

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