HC Deb 06 April 1950 vol 473 c210W
Sir R. Glyn

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what are the total casualties that are claimed to have been inflicted on the Communist forces engaged in fighting British troops in Malaya since January, 1948; and what is now estimated to be the total strength of the forces against whom British troops are now engaged.

Mr. J. Griffiths

Since the outbreak of terrorism in June, 1948, the bandits have suffered the following casualties: 1,126 killed, 642 captured, 439 wounded (and escaped); in addition 358 bandits have surrendered. The number of bandits in the regular armed groups is estimated at about 3,000, but this figure does not include part-time bandits and supporters.

Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many bandits, and how many military and police personnel were casualties in the anti-bandit month in Malaya.

Mr. J. Griffiths

No figures for the period 26th February-2nd April are available. The following are the figures for the period 24th February to 30th March:

Police Army
Killed Wounded Killed Wounded
22 23 22 35

Killed Captured Surrendered
54 21 24

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