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Terrorists (Voluntary Surrender)

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 28 July 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will make a special effort to further peace in Malaya by offering an amnesty on generous terms jointly agreed between the political parties who are now co-operating with him in securing the further democratic progress in Malaya.

No. Under current policy the Government of the Federation of Malaya accept the voluntary surrender of Communist terrorists and offer them generous opportunities to start a new life. Over 1,000 armed terrorists have already taken advantage of these opportunities.