§ 57. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can now make any further statement as to the action of the Governor of the Straits Settlements and the High Commissioner for the Malay States in suppressing the activities of the local Kuo Min Tang; and whether, in view of the importance of the Chinese community in the Colonies, it is proposed to revoke this action?
§ Dr. SHIELS
My hon. and gallant Friend no doubt understands that in Malaya the society has for some years not been accorded recognition. My Noble Friend is communicating with the Governor on the subject, and pending the receipt of a despatch I am unable to reply more fully.
§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
Will my hon. Friend kindly let me know when he is in a position to make a further statement?
Do we understand that the Government are putting pressure on the local Government to refrain them from putting an end to the mischievous actions of this Communist organisation?
Will the hon. Member make himself acquainted with the manner in which this association has been directly supported by the Bolshevist Government?