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Courts-Martial, Malaya (Convictions)

Volume 486: debated on Friday 13 April 1951

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asked the Secretary of State for War how many soldiers were sentenced by courts-martial in Malaya during 1950; and what were the crimes and the sentences.

During the calendar year 1950, 11 officers and 149 other ranks were convicted by courts-martial in Malaya for the following offences:Stealing and fraud, 23; striking a superior, 14; desertion, 1; absence without leave, 13; disobedience/insubordination, 37; misuse of vehicles, 2; drunkenness, 5; conduct prejudicial to good order and military discipline, 45; other offences, 20.Details of the sentences awarded are not readily available.