70th Anniversary of the beginning of the Malayan Emergency

Saturday 16 June, 2018
Malaya Borneo Association
Brooker Terrace

In 2018, we will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the start of the undeclared war known as the ‘Malayan Emergency’.

The Emergency began on 16 June 1948 when three European plantation managers in Perak were executed by three members of the Malayan Communist Party. The British declared a State of Emergency in Perak on 18 June, and then enacted emergency measures country-wide from July.

Thirty-nine Australian servicemen lost their lives (RAN 2, Army 27 and RAAF 10), fifteen of them as a result of operations, and 27 were wounded.

The government of the Federation of Malaya officially declared the Emergency over on 31 July 1960.

Please join us in commemorating the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Malayan Emergency.