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A-67: New Villages in Ipoh area
American Embassy Kuala Lumpur informed Department of State that the New Villages in Ipoh are targets for the Malayan Communist Party (MCP). These villages were formed during the 1948-1960 Emergency by rounding up rural Chinese to deny communist terrorists from a source for supplies and recruits. Poverty of the villagers present a ripe target of opportunity for a more aggressive MCP effort.
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