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26 MARCH

TOWN DEEMED ‘COWARDLY’ PUNISHED WITH SHARP RICE RATION CUT AND CURFEW

[ 26 March 1952 ]

On 26 March 1952,  General Walter Templer, the British High Commissioner in Malaya, informed three hundred leading members of the Malayan, Chinese and Indian communities of Tanjong Malim that the entire town’s population of five thousand was to be subjected to a harsh collective punishment for an indefinite period. 

SAUDI ARABIA STARTS BOMBING YEMEN WITH BRITISH AIRCRAFT AND WEAPONS

Villagers search through the rubble for their belongings – Yemen April 2015.
Photo via VOA – US Federal Government and Wikimedia.

[ 26 March 2015 ]

Today in 2015, Saudi Arabia began its war of aggression against Yemen backed by UK diplomatic support, arms, equipment and training. By early 2018, the Saudis who had targeted civilian infrastructure, including schools, hospitals, markets and weddings, on multiple occasions, killing some 14,000 including many women and children, and implementing a savage blockade of the country, had generated what the UN declared was the ‘world’s worst humanitarian crisis.’

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