ABC Interview: Campaigners Seek Compensation for ‘Massacre’

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) programme Connect Asia interviewed Quek Ngee Meng on 15/12/2008 in relation to the Condemning Batang Kali Massacre Campaign.

Following is the report and audio clip of the interview: http://www.abc.net.au/ra/connectasia/stories/m1681798.asx

Sixty years ago, a Scottish regiment in then-British Malaya shot and killed 25 villagers, in the name of fighting communism now, the Malaysian Chinese descendants are seeking compensation from Britain.

At the time, the Scottish regiment said the deceased were armed Communists trying to escape, but the sole survivor says they were unarmed villagers shot in cold blood. Their claims have been never been thoroughly investigated either by Malaysia or by Britain. Marking the sixtieth anniversary of the deaths, the Action Committee Condemning the Batang Kali Massacre visited the British High Commission in Kuala Lumpur.

Presenter: Sen Lam
Speaker: Quek Ngee Meng, from the Malaysian Action Committee Condemning the Batang Kali Massacre

News Source: http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/connectasia/stories/200812/s2446473.htm

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