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LGM Film Club, Part 348: Kuala Lumpur, 1952

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This is an excerpt from some film made about Malaysia in 1952. It is an interesting late colonial document in that it explains a little bit about the Malays and a little bit about the Chinese before moving on to the life of the English colonists. But then it discusses how the British elite are supporting self-rule. The end of this excerpt, which is quite evidently not the end of the film, but I don’t know any details about it, is about allowing Asians into the cricket club, and what could possibly be more shocking to British sensibilities than that! Some interesting discussion of the Malaysian communist rebels in the jungle too, though not with any real insight.

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