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Forces, Malaya (News)

Volume 478: debated on Wednesday 25 October 1950

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asked the Postmaster-General if he will consider arranging for broadcasts of recordings made by men on the spot, dealing with the Army and the Royal Air Force in Malaya, on the lines of broadcasts given of the Allied Armies in France and Germany.

These arrangements are a matter for the B.B.C., but I understand that the Corporation proposes to cover Malaya in their news service on the basis of news agency material and despatches from time to time from a Special Correspondent. The Corporation has recently appointed a regular correspondent based at Singapore. It is in regular touch with the War Office and takes every opportunity of getting stories from men who have returned from Malaya to this country.