HC Deb 06 July 1965 vol 715 cc196-7W
47. Mr. Alison

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what further raids into Sabah and Sarawak have been made by Indonesian troops during recent weeks.

Mr. Healey

Frequent raids by the Indonesian army into Eastern Malaysia have continued in recent weeks. In June, for example, encounters with the Malaysian, British, Australian and New Zealand forces in Sabah and Sarawak averaged three a week. One large raiding party was intercepted and dealt heavy casualties by the Royal Australian Rifles on 15th June and another by the Parachute Regiment on 24th June. On 27th June a Malaysian village in Sarawak was attacked, and two policemen and six civilians killed, by a force which has not yet been tracked down.