New documents reveal cover-up of 1948 British 'massacre'

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New documents reveal cover-up of 1948 British 'massacre'

Post by kbcl1 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:20 am

More post Colonial crime at the hands of the English system's British construct:

New documents reveal cover-up of 1948 British 'massacre' of villagers in Malaya

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/ap ... rs-coverup

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Re: New documents reveal cover-up of 1948 British 'massacre'

Post by Cormorant » Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:48 pm

This is not new.

Ordinary soldiers brought back stories of the massacres in Malaya.

Not sure how this has anything to do with Cornwall?

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Re: New documents reveal cover-up of 1948 British 'massacre'

Post by kbcl1 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:55 am

Cormorant wrote:This is not new.

Ordinary soldiers brought back stories of the massacres in Malaya.

Not sure how this has anything to do with Cornwall?

Which is why it has been posted in the 'Rest of the World' section !

That said, one of our members recently conducted research work at the Cornwall Archives Office revealing as Mike has so correctly pointed out, that many Cornish mined in Malaya and indeed a renowned engineer from Perranporth was engaged as the chief surveyor of mines in that land. This is the subject of research work currently being conducted by one of the American Universities.

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Re: New documents reveal cover-up of 1948 British 'massacre'

Post by Cormorant » Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:52 pm

Workers from all areas of Britain worked in Malaya.

I think this whole thing is an effort to make "waves" with history already well-documented.

British colonial cruelty is well-known and some of those colonists,(and no doubt soldiers) as you point out, were from Cornwall

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Re: New documents reveal cover-up of 1948 British 'massacre'

Post by Cormorant » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:12 pm

Newly disclosed documents reveal that in the 1990s UK officials pressured Malaysian authorities into aborting a police inquiry into the alleged killings by Scots Guards in Malaya in 1948.

Not the horrible English, then?

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Re: New documents reveal cover-up of 1948 British 'massacre'

Post by P_Trembath » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:16 pm

That's one hell of a chip you've got on your shoulder there Cormorant!
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Re: New documents reveal cover-up of 1948 British 'massacre'

Post by Anselm » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:47 pm

We must be thankful, PT, that more evidence is coming into the public domain. Reasonable people need the fulls facts, in so far as this is possible.
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Re: New documents reveal cover-up of 1948 British 'massacre'

Post by Marhak » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:54 pm

Yes, warts and all.

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Re: New documents reveal cover-up of 1948 British 'massacre'

Post by Anselm » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:52 am

Such a serious matter must be approached in a sober and quiet spirit.
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