HC Deb 20 June 1951 vol 489 c497
12. Mr. Awbery

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why the licence of the Malay daily newspaper, "Melayu Raga," which is supported by Malay peasants, was withdrawn and the paper closed down in January; who were the proprietors; and what evidence there is against the newspaper.

Mr. Dugdale

The licence was withdrawn because of the systematic publication by the "Melayu Raya" of material concerning the Hertogh case of a nature likely to foster religious and racial antagonism. Repeated warnings to the newspaper had had no effect. The managing director of the "Melayu Raya" Press is Mr. Harun bin Mohamed Amin.