'Lost' files shed light on killings in Batang Kali
According to an UK news report, 'the recently released 'lost' files 'have revealed that the colonial authorities "tried to legitimise" 'the killings of '24 villagers by UK soldiers in Batang Kali in on 12 December, 1948. A scholarly work which can provide the historical context is Dr. T. 'N. Harper' s 'The End Of Empire And The Making Of Malaya ( Cambridge University Press, 1999 ). A focussed examination of the 1948 case is Slaughter And 'Deception At Batang Kali ( Singapore, 'Media Masters, 2008 ) authored 'by veteran journalists 'Ian Ward and Norma Miraflor.