§ MR. JOHNSTON (Belfast, S.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the present condition of Pahang is satisfactory; and whether Sir C. C. Smith, Governor of the Straits Settlements, was able successfully to suppress the late disturbances with police in a few days; and, if so, whether any considerable expense was incurred?
§ BARON H. DE WORMS
The condition of Pahang is satisfactory in so far as a disturbance has been quelled without any disposition being shown on the part of the general population to side with the disturber of the peace. This result was attained in a few weeks (not days) with police and local levies. The amount of expense incurred is not yet known, but was probably very moderate.