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Compulsory Service

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 7 March 1951

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies to what categories and nationalities of persons the call-up for compulsory service in Malaya applies.

All males in the Federation of Malaya between the ages of 18 and 24, irrespective of nationality, are liable for compulsory service. It is understood that the present intention is to call up some 20,000.