British colonialist crimes in Malaysia


This video is called In Cold Blood- the truth of Batang Kali massacre.

From British weekly Socialist Worker:

Malaysian skeletons refuse to stay in the cupboard

David Jardine looks at what campaigns to highlight British atrocities in Malaysia tell us about the crimes of colonialism

Skeletons rattle in cupboards. What do you do? Block your ears? Play some loud music to drown out the sound? Or gingerly open the cupboard to see what it is that is disturbing you?

The cupboards of history are full of such skeletons – some rattling more violently than others and some coming to life again after many years.

One example is the 1948 Batang Kali massacre in the central Malayan (now Malaysian) state of Selangor in which it is alleged that the British army’s Scots Guards Regiment shot 25 unarmed Chinese males.

A renewed campaign is underway in Malaysia – perhaps inspired by demands in recent years by Malaysian Indians to have Britain pay compensation for exploitation under colonialism – to have a thorough disclosure of the event and for compensation to be paid.A renewed campaign is underway in Malaysia – perhaps inspired by demands in recent years by Malaysian Indians to have Britain pay compensation for exploitation under colonialism – to have a thorough disclosure of the event and for compensation to be paid.

Will the ex-colonial subjects ever keep quiet, conservative commentators wonder aloud?

Apparently not.

60 years on, Malaya ‘massacre’ by British troops to be investigated: here.

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