6 November 1945. Early in the morning, a group of Malays kill 40 Chinese men, women and children at this small settlement outside of Kuala Pilah, Negri Sembilan. Seventeen are later arrested in connection to the massacre. This is only the most horrific episode of inter-ethnic violence in the region, which had been escalating throughout October and November. MPAJA and BMA troops are posted to the region to protect civilians. The Malayan Communist Party also decides to moderate its approach toward Malays.
6 November 1945. With some of their states newly liberated from Thai rule, the Shan sawbwas (princes) send a message to London reminding the British of their past loyalty and material support and calling for self-government (dominion status) for the 43 Shan States in the same way as being discussed for Burma, India, Ceylon and Malaya. They also propose amalgamating the 43 states into 12 and having one sawbwa lead them all.
6 November 1945. Recognizing the important role they played in Japan’s war effort, General MacArthur orders that all 17 of Japan’s vertically integrated corporations dissolve their structures. This is the first antitrust law in Japan’s history.