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

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  • SEAC urges publicity for Malayan Union

    3 September 1945. Learning of the cooperative attitude of the Malayan Communist Party, Lord Mountbatten’s Chief Political Advisor urges the British Colonial Office to quickly publicize British plans for a Malayan Union. This would replace the diffuse pre-war organization of Malaya and offer citizenship to long-term inhabitants of the territory regardless of their ethnic background.

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