HC Deb 17 May 1950 vol 475 cc157-8W
78. Mr. Fenner Brockway

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why the Malayan Nationalist Party has been refused registration as a political organ- isation in the Malayan Federation, whilst it has been admitted to such registration in Singapore.

Mr. J. Griffiths

In the Federation of Malaya, the Malay Nationalist Party has been refused registration because members of the party allied themselves with subversive organisations which have been banned. In Singapore the party was in 1947 declared to be a political association and, therefore, was not required to register. Following the action of the Federation Government, the party has given formal notice of its intention to dissolve its headquarters and its Singapore branch. Action will be taken shortly to cancel the declaration of 1947.

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