HC Deb 07 May 1952 vol 500 c43W
100 Mr. Harold Davies

asked the Secretary of State for War how many Dyaks have been recruited for service in Malaya; in what units they are serving and what steps are taken to ensure that they behave in accordance with the laws and usages of war.

Mr. Head

There are at present 264 Dyaks in Malaya operating as trackers. They are serving with all the British battalions, two battalions of the Malay Regiment, two battalions of the King's African Rifles and a Gurkha battalion.

As regards the third part of the Question, they invariably operate with, and are controlled by, officers or non-commissioned officers of the units to which they are attached.