The new settlement at Petaling Jaya, 30 August 1957
Photograph, Malayan Emergency (1948-1960), 1957.
In an effort to split the Communist insurgents from their passive supporters, Chinese jungle 'squatters' were rehoused in purpose built new villages. Clean water, proper housing, education and medical care were provided. By the end of 1951 over 400,000 people had been resettled in 500 new villages. The guerrillas were frequently arrested or killed as they approached them in search of food.
From album of 60 photographs presented to Field Marshal Sir Gerald Templer by Mrs Andrina Tan on behalf of the Petaling Jaya Authority and staff on the occasion of his visit to Petaling Jaya, 1957.
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