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Justice sought in the UK over Malaysian deaths

British forces killed 24 men suspected of helping communist rebels during the Malaya Emergency, 62 years ago this weekend.

The soldiers, from the Scots Guards, originally claimed that a group of rubber plantation workers were trying to escape capture in the village of Batang Kali, in what is now Malaysia.

But since then, some of the troops have confirmed claims that the killings were in cold blood and the families of the men are now calling for a public inquiry.

Alastair Leithead reports.

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