HC Deb 05 March 1930 vol 236 cc422-3
42. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies why the Kuo Min Tang or Chinese National party has been prescribed in the British territories of Malaya, seeing that His Majesty's Government is in diplomatic relationship with a Government supported by the Kuo Min Tang in China; and whether the other non-British residents in Malaya are to be prevented from engaging in political activities connected with the several parties in their own countries?


The Kuo Min Tang is not accorded registration or other recognition as a lawful society in Malaya, but it had not been found necessary to take active steps for its suppression. The Secretary of State is in telegraphic correspondence with the Governor as to the reasons which led him recently to take such steps.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

Will the Under-Secretary bear in mind that the 300,000 Chinese citizens in Malaya are the most law-abiding and valuable section of the community?


Yes, Sir. That is quite recognised.