§ 71 and 72. Mr. Piratin
asked the Secretary of State for War (1) if he is aware that Kong Kang of the 4th Regiment of the Malay People's Anti-Japanese Army has been detained because he led troops to arrest a Malay collaborator who had killed two English soldiers in 1943; and if he will cause this man to be immediately released;
(2) if he is aware that Wang Ann and Wang Tong, former members of the Malay People's Anti-Japanese Army, have been detained on the allegation that they killed a Malay collaborator in 1945; and if tie will cause these men to be released immediately.
§ 75 and 79. Mr. Gallacher
asked the Secretary of State for War (1) if he will cause an immediate inquiry to be made into the military administration of Malaya and into the trials of members of the Malay People's Anti-Japanese Army on charges of murder for killing collaborationists during the period of Japanese 215 occupation; and if he will release all members of the Malay People's Anti-Japanese Army no held on such charges;
(2) if he is aware that Chukow, leader of the 4th Regiment, 5th Company of the Malay People's Anti-Japanese Army was convicted in Johore State Supreme Court on 26th March, 1946, and sentenced to death after being charged with the murder of a Malay policeman collaborator on 15th September, 1945, on the evidence of former collaborationists; and if he will take immediate steps to cause this sentence to be reviewed and the collaborationists to be tried instead of the members of the Malay People's Anti-Japanese Army.
§ Mr. Lawson
I am making inquiries into these cases and as soon as they are completed I will write to the hon. Members.
§ Mr. Gallacher
Has not the Minister received cables from Malaya as to what is happening over there; is he not aware that a vicious attack has been made on the anti-Japanese Malayans, Chinese and Indians, and is he not prepared to do anything about it? Will he say why the Chinese have been attacked in Malaya while he keeps 50,000 Japanese fully armed in Indonesia?