UK court rejects probe into Malayan Emergency 'massacre'
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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