End of Empire100 days in 1945 that changed Asia and the world.

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  • Massacre at Padang Lebar

    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.

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