15 FEBRUARY

SINGAPORE COLONIAL POLICE  KILL ACTIVISTS COMMEMORATING WRONG ANNIVERSARY

[ 15 February 1946 ]

At about 11 am on 15 February 1946, British troops and colonial police armed with loaded rifles and batons, charged into a crowd of  protesters assembling on Bras Basah Road in Singapore. Journalists witnessed demonstrators beaten as they lay on the ground. 

BRITISH LED POLICE SHOOT DEAD 13 AT ANTI-FASCIST VIGIL IN MALAYA

[ 15 February 1946 ]

Today in 1946, while attempts to commemorate the fall of Singapore to the Japanese were being brutally crushed by the British in Singapore, an even more deadly assault took place against a public vigil deemed unlawful in the Malayan town of Labis, where colonial police opened fire on the crowd, killing at least 13.1

ARMS TO IRAQ INQUIRY REPORT PUBLISHED

[ 15 February 1996 ]

On 15 February 1996. the Arms to Iraq Inquiry, chaired by Sir Richard Scott, a senior judge, was finally published after a three year long investigation.

FOOTNOTE

  1. Kevin Blackburn and Karl Hack, War Memory and the Making of Modern Malaysia and Singapore, NUS Press, Singapore, 2012, p118 and Cheah Boon Kheng, Red Star Over Malaya: Resistance and Social Conflict During and After the Japanese Occupation of Malaya, NUS Press, Singapore.

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