UK court rejects probe into Malayan Emergency 'massacre'

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Campaigners calling for an official investigation into the alleged massacre of 24 Malaysian rubber plantation workers by British troops more than 60 years ago lost a High Court fight today.

Relatives of victims challenged a Government decision not to hold an inquiry into the shootings at Batang Kali, Malaya, in December 1948.

Judge ruled against them following a hearing in London in May.

British troops were conducting operations against communist insurgents during the Malayan Emergency when the plantation workers were killed, judges heard....

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