Smashing Terrorism in the Malayan
Emergency (1948-1960)
The Vital Contribution of the Police

By Brian Stewart
September 2004
Pelanduk Publications
ISBN: 9679788881
407 pages, Illustrated, 5 " x 8 "
$34.00 Paper Original


This book depicts the vivid memories of Malayan Police officers who, as young subalterns, played a major part in defeating the terrorist campaign launched by the Malayan Communist Party (MCP). It is a memorial to the Police of all ranks and many bangsa, who risked - and sometimes gave - their lives for freedom.

It includes comments on Chin Peng's My Side of History (2003) and the performance of the Malayan Government of those days, quoting excessively from official archives. Professor Anthony Short, the doyen of British historians who have written on the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960), said in his foreword to the first edition (2003), "academic reviewers seldom live dangerously. Nor do they always know how it feels. This is real."

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