HC Deb 10 March 1949 vol 462 cc142-3W
Mr. Pickthorn

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many violent deaths there have been in Malaya in each of the last 12 months; and how many of the victims have been Malayan, how many European, how many soldiers or policemen and how many civilians.

Mr. Creech Jones

The following are the approximate numbers of persons killed as a result of bandit activity in Malaya during each of the past twelve months:

Civilians and members of the, Bandits security forces Bandits
March-June (the figures for these individual months are not available) 45 21
July 81 36
August 58 62
September 61 38
October 86 53
November 62 86
December 60 79
January 59 62
February 27 43

Of these 366 were civilians (27 Europeans, 57 Malays, 252 Chinese and 30 others), and 173 members of the security forces (34 Europeans, 102 Malays and 37 others). Of the 480 bandits, 465 were Chinese, seven Malays and eight others. In addition up to the end of January there were 35 executions for offences under Emergency Regulations (32 Chinese and three Malays).