Is the Minister aware that, in a terrible situation such as appears to exist in Malaya, it is undesirable to try to find a remedy by oppression and suppression rather than by a clear, straightforward Socialist progressive policy?
There is no repression at all. We are concerned about certain subversive organisations in Malaya. The necessary action must be taken in view of the background of violence and disturbance there at the present time.
Is it not a palpable case of repression when a trade union federation is being declared illegal in the situation that exists in Malaya, where the mass of the people were kept for generations submerged in the lowest conditions by the Tories of this country?