The government in London has decided to declassify many files on its policies and strategies
in the various phases of '
its worldwide colonial empire, but, according to a news report, '
those relating to the Batang Kali killings in 1948 appear to be missing
. In 2008, veteran Australian journalists Ian Ward and Norma Miraflor, who had examined the case for years, published Slaughter & Deception at Batang Kali
Singapore, Media Masters) that is still available in major bookstores in Malaysia. Ward and Miraflor also co'
-authored Chin Peng''
s memoirs, My Side of History
Singapore, Media Masters, 2003'
) that has been widely read. In 1998, Chin Peng himself visited the UK to peruse some of Britain''
s official ''
files open to the public at that time.