Dutch East Indies (Communist Agitation).

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 5 December 1927.

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Photo of Colonel Sir Walter De Frece Colonel Sir Walter De Frece , Blackpool


asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies what arrangements are made to deal with the suppression of Communist agitation in British territories adjoining the Dutch East Indies; whether he is aware that Communist propaganda in the Dutch East Indies is stimulated by agitators using British territory as a base; and whether he can take any further steps to suppress these activities?

Photo of Mr William Ormsby-Gore Mr William Ormsby-Gore , Stafford

The Malayan authorities are fully alive to the dangers of international Communist agitation, and I have recently approved of steps being taken to bring the local law into line with that of this country, which will, I believe, assist in dealing with the difficulty.