"Freedom News" was from 1947 a banned publication of the Communist Party of Malaya (Singapore) which appeared in English and Chinese. This volume presents 26 issues of the newssheet, which circulated between 1949 and 1957 together with one decoy issue produced by the Special Branch in August 1951. The long introductory essay is a discussion of the history of the MCP (founded in 1930), and of its leaders in the post World War II period. "Freedom News" is a primary source of knowledge about MCP perspectives on political events and social problems including the 1949 estate unrest in Selangor and elsewhere, the 1956 Baling Talks, the 1955 Hock Lee Riots and other events of the period. With chronology and a CD of all 84 issues of Freedom News in Chinese with accompanying English translations by the Special Branch.

Freedom News: The Untold Story of the Communist Underground Publication

SKU: 043328
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    Ramakrishna, Kumar
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    S. Rajaratnam School of International

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