As is with the Changi Prison in Singapore, major civilian prisons throughout Malaya (such as the Pudu Prison and Taiping Prison) were reconstituted by the Japanese for use as detention and execution grounds. With over 100,000 Allied infantry, the plan was to capture Port Swettenham and Port Dickson, and would involve an airstrike of more than 500 aircraft of the Royal Air Force. Singapore's First Political Party Formed in 1945, ... 45-65: Liberation, Unrest... a New Nation traced Singapore's post-war history from 1945 to 1965 through six different themes. Ariff became an active member of the pro-independence UMNO after the war and eventually a Penang City Councillor from 1955 to 1957. The first phase was to be a Military Administration to bring a return to stability followed by a Malay Union which would bring together all the states under a single government to secure Britain's possessions in Malaya.  These may have been planes from the 7th Bombardment Group operating out of Java. The organization's leader Chin Peng has called this a mistranslation and corrected it to Malayan National Liberation Army (MNLA). Though Singh had a good relationship with Fujiwara he became disenchanted with some orders from the Imperial Japanese Army.  A further attack on Penang occurred on 24 February. This tactic was suggested by Japanese policymakers as one the reasons for the currencies falling value as Japanese defeats increased. They were released in 1945 with the liberation of POW camps in Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand. The "liberation" of the peninsula from the Autumn of 1945 witnessed a fresh invasion by an That same day 70 surviving soldiers of the Malay Regiment were taken out of the prisoner of war holding area at Farrer Park, Singapore by the Japanese to the battlefield at Pasir Panjang and shot. Monthly inflation reached over 40% in August 1945. This led to arrest on 29, December 1942, by the Kempeitai. These fighters, scantily armed and equipped by the hard-pressed British, hurriedly dispersed and attempted to harass the occupying army. , In Penang, on 8 December 1942 the Penang Malay, Chinese, and English newspapers were combined in the Penang Shimbun. Released prisoners of war on trucks at Yokohama Station, Japan, before leaving for the dock area to board hospital ship. One Mosquito bomber developed engine problems and was forced to land at the Japanese held Sungai Besi aerodrome near Kuala Lumpur. On January 29th 1942 the 210 Royal Marines, survivors from HMS Prince of Wales and Rep… Mahadin had formed the group with consent of the Sultan of Pahang and set up a training camp at Batu Malim. Captain Higashikawa, head of the Penang Branch of the Kempeitai, was executed. 1951, pp. , Japan's defeat had caught the Japanese Command in Singapore by surprise. The 25th Army's Chief of Staff was the Superintendent and its Chief of General Affairs Department Colonel Watanabe Wataru its executive officer.  Penang was renamed Tōjō Island (東條島, Tōjō-tō) and Malaya renamed Malai (馬来, Malai). Malaya was a major prize for the Japanese as it produced 38% of the world’s rubber and 58% of the world’s tin. On 17 February 1942 Lieutenant-General Tomoyuki Yamashita, commander of the 25th Army, ordered anti-Japanese elements within the Chinese be eliminated. The 25th Army Headquartered at Singapore provided garrison duty in Malaya until January 1944. Tun Ibrahim Ismail landed in Malaya in October 1944 as part of a Force 136 operation to convince the Japanese that the Allies were planning landings on the Isthmus of Kra, 650 miles to the north to establish a beachhead in Malaya under Operation Zipper. National Liberation War In June 1948 a state of emergency was declared in the British colony of Malaya (now Malaysia). Japan is regarded as the liberator of the liberation of Malaya is a colonial power country. British B-24 and Mosquito bombers then undertook reconnaissance and leaflet drops over Malayan cities after the surrender announcement. Edmonds, Walter. Before releasing the Malay Emergency planning was put in preparation for the rapid occupation of Singapore at an early date should Japan agree to accept the terms of the Potsdam Declaration of 26 July..  Air strength in both Malaya and Sumatra was estimated to be a little more than 170 aircraft. The bombs were intended for the Kuala Lumpar marshaling yards. After the fall of Singapore, the army came into being. Many of the laws and regulations of the British administration continued in use. When liberation started on October 20, 1944, Zonification was used with more frequency and impunity. The convoy consisted of about 90 ships, which included two battleships, HMS Nelson and the French battleship Richelieu. Various schools, including the Malay College at Kuala Kangsar, were also repurposed as interrogation facilities for the Japanese.  They laid more mines on 26 November and 23 January 1945. Malaya was a major prize for the Japanese as it produced 38% of the world’s rubber and 58% of the world’s tin. By March 3, 1945, after a month of the worst urban combat in World War II’s Pacific Theater, Manila – the capital city of the Philippines and once renowned as the gleaming “Pearl of the Orient” – was reduced to rubble. Empire of Japan military rule in contemporary Singapore and Malaysia, Articles related to Japanese occupation of Malaya, States and territories in the sphere of influence of the, Allied action in Malaya during occupation, Action in Malaya and the Straits of Malacca.  No 3 Kempeitai was commanded by Major-General Masanori Kojima. The INA had a separate women's unit, the Rani of Jhansi Regiment (named after Rani Lakshmi Bai) headed by Captain Lakshmi Swaminathan, which was seen as a first of its kind in Asia. Many were unwilling to surrender and had vowed to fight to the death. When the organisation only raised $28 million, the organisation was required to take out a loan for the balance.. Weapons were handed in at ceremonies where the wartime role of the army was praised. , On 11 January 1945 B-29's of the 20th Air Force attacked Penang. Before the Operation could commence the war ended. He became a double agent providing information to the Japanese on the MCP and MPAJA. The Allied command directed the Australian 2/19th and 2/29th Battalions to the west; the 2/19th Battalion engaged the Japanese on 17 January 1942 to the south of Muar. British B-24 and Mosquito bombers then undertook reconnaissance and leaflet drops over Malayan cities after the surrender announcement. But these were forestalled by the Japanese surrender in August 1945. Some 73,000 Malayans were thought to have been coerced into working on the Thai-Burma Railway, with an estimated 25,000 dying. But they soon returned to their units when they found out that the MPAJA, which was funded by the Malayan Communist Party, did not plan to fight the returning British. The unrestrained printing of banknotes in the final months of the war created hyperinflation with the Japanese money becoming valueless at the end of the war. The Allied blockade meant that both imports and the limited exports to Japan were dramatically reduced.. This was to be followed by a drive south to liberate Singapore, Operation Mailfist, and an offensive to retake northern Malaya designated Operation Broadsword. Allied … Overall control and administration was the responsibility of the 25th Army. Although a price freeze was put in place in February 1942, by the end of the war prices in Malaya were 11,000 times higher than at the start of the war. New Perspectives on the Japanese Occupation in Malaya and Singapore 1941–1945, Yōji Akashi and Mako Yoshimura, NUS Press, 2008, p. 30. In preparation for the landings, a British task force sailed through the Straits of Malacca in July 1945 clearing mines and attacking Japanese facilities. From May onward, British commandos from Force 136 infiltrated Malaya and made contact with the guerrillas. By 1 September 1942, it numbered 40,000 volunteers drawn from both former soldiers and civilians in Malaya and Singapore. On 28 March mines were dropped in several harbours and the last Malaya mission by the 20th Air Force took place on 29 March when attack was made on a mix of targets. After the war ended the MPAJA was banned due to their communist ideologies and the Pahang Wataniah was reorganised, becoming the Rejimen Askar Wataniah, a territorial army. Fierce resistance to Japanese progress in the Battle of Kampar lasted three days and three nights between 30 December 1941 and 2 January 1942, before the British had to retreat once again. As the war progressed further Allied operatives were landed either from submarine or be parachuted in to provide assistance to the resistance movements. These set out five principles: acquisition of vital materials for national defence, restoration of law and order, self-sufficiency for the troops in the occupied territories, respect for established local organisations and customs, and no hasty discussion of future status of sovereignty. " By 18:00, the Japanese had surrendered their forces on the island. The Japanese had pulled their submarines out of Penang before the end on 1944 because the base had fallen within Allied bombing range. Itagaki had initially balked at the order to surrender and instead ordered the 25th Army (the component of the 7th Area Army defending Singapore) to resist when the Allies arrived. Following their victory, the British began planning for new landings in Malaya and for the recapture of Singapore. Lieutenant General Takuma Nishimura, one of the five given life sentences, was later found guilty of the Parit Sulong Massacre by an Australian court and executed. The base was used as a refuelling depot for submarines bound for German-occupied Europe and for operations in the Indian Ocean. , Operation Tiderace commenced when Mountbatten ordered Allied troops to set sail from Trincomalee and Rangoon on 31 August for Singapore. Operation Jurist referred to the British recapture of Penang following Japan's surrender in 1945. , Japanese policy for the administration of occupied territories was developed in February 1941 by Colonel Obata Nobuyoshi (Section Chief of Intelligence – Southern Army), and Lt Colonels Otoji Nishimura and Seijiro Tofuku of the General Staff. 4 armed groups, which became known as 'Regiments', were formed, with the 101st Special Training School's (101st STS) trainees serving as nuclei. On this day in 1945, Herald reporter Jack Percival filed a first-hand account of the liberation of the Santo Tomas Internment Camp, where he had spent the last three years as a prisoner-of-war. During that brief period, it was managed by the Japanese.. This was followed by the signing of the Malaya surrender document at Kuala Lumpur by Lieutenant-General Teizo Ishiguro, commander of the 29th Army; with Major-General Naoichi Kawahara, Chief of Staff; and Colonel Oguri as witnesses. The following lists the extent of the authority of the British Military Administration in Malaya. Before this took place, on 15 August, the Japanese surrendered. Ishiguro had Higashikawa transferred and replaced by Captain Terata.. If they did then the whole group was executed.. 16,665 Japanese dead were counted within Intramurosalone. The method employed had been used by the occupying divisions; the 5th, 18th, and Imperial Guards in earlier actions in China, whereby suspects were executed without trial. Another surrender ceremony was held in Kuala Lumpur on 22 February 1946 for General Itagaki, the Commander of the 7th Area Army. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the British prime minister, Winston Churchill, and the American president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, met at the First Washington Conference. Events occurring on Wednesday, May 16, 1945 : The Surrender of Germany : British forces liberated Alderney completing the liberation of the Channel Islands. Thailand administered the states as Syburi, Palit, Kalantan and Trangkanu provinces from 18 October 1943 until the surrender of the Japanese at the end of the war.  Abdullah Ariff, a pioneer Malay watercolourist, drew cartoons for the newspaper. The Japanese considered that pulling out of China would result in a loss of face and decided instead to take military action against US, British and Dutch territories in South East Asia. Fujiwara and Dhillon convinced Major Mohan Singh to form the Indian National Army (INA) with disaffected Indian soldiers captured during the Malayan Campaign. The Japanese provided assistance to the aircrews until they were picked up by another Mosquito.. Japanese troops and Kempeitai continued to be stationed at the aforementioned states. , Commencing in February in Singapore and then throughout Malaya a process of rounding up and executing those Chinese perceived as being threats began. For the rest of the month the Americans and Filipino guerrillas mopped up resistance throughout the city. , The Japanese custom of bowing was also introduced with the populace expected to bow to Japanese soldiers on guard duty. With Japanese aid the organisation purchased the influential Singapore-based Malay publication Warta Malaya.  There was even a secret plan to massacre all Allied PoWs on the island. One held in 1947 found 7 Japanese officers guilty. The first Japanese garrison in Malaya to lay down their arms was in Penang on 2 September 1945 aboard HMS Nelson. The Japanese garrison in Penang surrendered on 2 September and the Royal Marines recaptured Penang Island the following day. From 20 December, the British military began to train party members in guerilla warfare at the hastily established 101st Special Training School (101st STS) in Singapore. 'English: Malaya-Japanese Occupation-1000 Dollars ND (1945)The Japanese government-issued dollar in Malaya and Borneo, part of the Japanese invasion money of World War II, was issued between 1942 and 1945 by the occupying Japanese government. The Japanese instead disbanded Kesatuan Melayu Musa and established the Pembela Tanah Ayer (also known as the Malai Giyu Gun or by its Malay acronym PETA) militia instead. With increased guerilla activity more massacres occurred, including Sungei Lui, a village of 400 in Jempol District, Negeri Sembilan, that was wiped out on 31 July 1942 by troops under a Corporal Hashimoto. Some more junior figures in the British "Estab lishment", especially those in Malaya before Templer, also see him in a more equivocal way. Gradually the more repressive policies towards the Chinese were lifted and advisory councils were formed. The sphere would, according to imperial propaganda, establish a new international order seeking "co prosperity" for Asian countries which would share prosperity and peace, free from Western colonialism and domination under the umbrella of a benevolent Japan..  The Japanese forces for the invasion were assembled in 1941 on Hainan Island and in French Indochina. She eventually limped into Singapore at 12:00 on 11 September. Japanese soldiers landing at Kota Bharu divided into two separate forces, with one moving down the east coast towards Kuantan, and the other southwards towards the Perak River.  All news publications in this region fell under its control. On 15 August 1945, Emperor Hirohito gave a recorded radio address to the Empire announcing acceptance the terms for ending the war that the Allies had set down in the Potsdam Declaration. The last troops left the islands in July 1946. , Itagaki had met his generals and senior staff at his HQ at the former Raffles College in Bukit Timah and told his men that they would have to obey the surrender instructions and keep the peace. The Japanese Army said the new Japanese empire was an Asian equivalent of the Monroe Doctrine, especially with the Roosevelt Corollary. The Second Quebec Conference in September 1944 discussed the involvement of the British Navy against the Japanese. With the Soviet invasion of Manchuria and an American planned invasion of Japan, South East Asia Command were also drawing up plans to invade Malaya, codenamed Operation Zipper. Japanese Military Affairs Bureau Unit 82 was formed in 1939 or 1940 and based in Taiwan to bring this about. In 1945, British and American bombers also began dropping leaflets announcing the abolition of the banana currency used in Japanese-occupied Malaya and sprayed insecticide. Jurist was launched as part of Operation Zipper, the overall British plan to liberate Malaya, including Singapore.. Sungai Patani, Butterworth, and Alor Star airports were captured on 9 December 1941. These cargo missions were to transport much-needed war supplies between Germany and Japan. Bose organised finance and manpower under the cause for Indian independence among the expatriate Indian population.  Once the lodgement was secure, the Allies would have initiated Operation Mailfist, during which ground forces were to advance south through Malaya and liberate Singapore. 159 Squadron RAF flying from Khargpur mined the Penang Strait causing its eventual abandonment by Japanese submarine forces. Allied navy units, particularly submarines, attacked Japanese shipping throughout the occupation and on occasion brought Force 136 operatives to Malaya.  From 1940 to 1941, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands imposed embargoes on supplying oil and war materials to Japan. British carrier borne aircraft attacked targets along the West Coast of Malaya and aircraft of the United States Seventh Fleet attacked targets on the East Coast as a prelude to Operation Zipper. URL: New Perspectives on the Japanese Occupation in Malaya and Singapore, 1941–1945, Yōji Akashi and Mako Yoshimura, NUS Press, 2008. It imported more than 50% of its rice requirements, a staple food for its population. In July 1943, Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo announced that Kedah, Perlis, Kelantan, and Terengganu were to be returned to Thailand as part of the military alliance signed between Thailand and Japan on 21 December 1941. Nonetheless, in the context of the politics of the Malay Peninsula, the series of key events that transpired during this 1945–57 period can be more implicitly interpreted as a process of "recolonisation." Singh, now designated a general, was to command it. Syonan – light of the south 1942–1945, A History of Modern Singapore 1819–2005, C M Turnbull, NUS Press, 2009, p. 216, Japanese press in Indies, Evening Post, Volume CXXXIV, Issue 154, 28 December 1942, p. 2, 1942 S'pore Kempei Chief, The Singapore Free Press, 1 August 1946, p. 5, Japanese MP chief questioned, The Straits Times, 15 July 1946, p. 5, Kempei, The Oxford Companion to World War II, 2001, Oxford University Press, U-boat Base – Penang, Khoo Salma Nasution, More Than Merchants, Areca Books, pp. In many ways the landings in Borneo were different from those in Europe and the rest of the Pacific. The Japanese garrison in Penang surrendered on 2 September 1945 aboard HMS Nelson and a party of the Royal Marines retook Penang Island the following day. Tiderace was initiated in coordination with Operation Zipper, which involved the liberation of Malaya. Lai Teck was not suspected as being a traitor until after the war. Nonetheless, a new spirit had been introduced into Malayan economic affairs. During the occupation the Japanese replaced the Malayan dollar with their own version. Singapore & Malaya Occupied for the Remainder of WW II , When Wataru was replaced in March 1943 by Major-General Masuzo Fujimuro, the Japanese war position had deteriorated and they recognized that they needed the co-operation of the entire population. And 4th Corps was only 30 miles (48km) from the city when it fell to a combined air and seaborne operation in early May 1945. As the Japanese campaign progressed more Indian troops were captured with significant numbers being convinced to join the new force under Singh. The allied powers were not prepared for this. Mahidin earned him the nickname “Singa Melayu” (Malay Lion) for his bravery and exploits. A convoy of landing craft carrying Indian troops entering the bay at Singapore, 1945.  The fleet arrived in Singapore on 4 September 1945, meeting no opposition. These units were able, at will, to arrest and interrogate, with torture, both military and civilians. ... British Malaya, 1945 pp.115-117, 1946 pp.124-126 [G] ... 1945, the fat man in Nagasaki on August 9. This conference reaffirmed the doctrine of Europe first. In March, this force was dubbed the Malayan Peoples' Anti-Japanese Army (MPAJA) and began sabotage and ambushes against the Japanese. In the period between the Emperor's announcement and the arrival of Allied forces in Malaya sporadic fighting broke out between the Chinese and Malay communities, particularly in Perak.  When Penang surrendered without resistance under Operation Jurist, the Allied fleet sailed for Singapore on 2 September, passing the Raffles Lighthouse at the Southern entrance to the Straits of Malacca. Singapore's First Political Party Formed in 1945, in an Oral History Interview, September 1981 ... 45-65: Liberation, Unrest... a New Nation traced Singapore's post-war history from 1945 to 1965 through six different themes. Prior to the invasion of Malaya, Japanese intelligence officer Major Iwaichi Fujiwara had formed links with Pritam Singh Dhillon of the Indian Independence League. Jitra and then Alor Star fell into Japanese hands on 12 December 1941. What will happen, in fact been replaced by the British colonial rule Japanese occupation of the brutal Japanese occupation of the British rule. In April 1943 U-178 under Kapitanleutnant Wilhelm Dommes was sent to set up and command the German U-boat base at Penang. Of the first 11 U-boats assigned to the Monsun Gruppe at the base, only U-168, U-183, U-188, and U-532 arrived between October and November 1943. The concept of a unified East Asia took form based on an Imperial Japanese Army concept that originated with General Hachirō Arita, an army ideologist who served as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1936 to 1940. After the defeat by the Japanese, a number of Allied personnel retreated into the jungle.  It was expected that Operation Mailfist would begin in December 1945 and conclude in March 1946. Burma (1948) and Malaya (1957) (Darwin, 1984; 1988; 1991).  Prior to occupation, in 1941, there was about Malaya $219 million in circulation. Assumption of powers and jurisdiction, SAC had full executive … It was not until the spring of 1945, however, that significant amounts of material began to arrive by air drop. Saved by K. C. Poon the far east: singapore, malaya and hong kong 1939-1945 Liberation and Repatriation August - September 1945: Japanese soldiers, now prisoners of war, are marched to work at Hong Kong docks.  Both were moored at Singapore Naval Base. Acting on information he provided the Japanese attacked a secret conference of more than 100 MCP and MPAJA leaders on 1 September 1942 at the Batu Caves, north of Kuala Lumpur, killing most of them. This memorial commemorates those who served in both World War Two and the Malayan Emergency that followed the war. The MPAJA launched reprisals against collaborators in the Malay police force and the civilian population and began to forcibly raise funds. The Japanese responded with reprisals against Chinese civilians. When the US First Cavalry arrived in Manila on February 3, 1945, it proceeded to Santo Tomas University north of the Pasig River, where 3,785 Allied civilian prisoners of … An exception may have been The Perak Times which was published by John Victor Morais in Ipoh from 1942 to 1943. The assault was scheduled for 9 September 1945, but was forestalled following the Surrender of Japan on 15 August 1945. The Japanese also took the railway track from Malacca and other branch lines for construction of the railway. By early 1945 the liberation of Malaya was planned to commence on 9 September under the code name Operation Zipper. Japanese troops who remained in Malaya, Java, Sumatra, and Burma at the end of the war were transferred to Rempang and Galang Islands from October 1945 on to await repatriation to Japan. Air action was primarily confined to B-24 Liberators or Navy PB4Y Privateers supplying the resistance with arms and supplies, until late 1944 when B-29's of the US Twentieth Air Force carried out raids on installations at Penang and Kuala Lumpur. The Germans remained until December 1944 before withdrawing to Singapore. Tuanku Abdul Rahman Ibni Almarhum Yamtuan Muhamad has been inaugurated as the first Yang Di-Pertuan Agong PROCESS TOWARDS INDEPENDENCE MALAYAN UNION 1 APRIL 1946 INDEPENDENCE 31 OGOS 57 FEDERATION OF MALAYA 1 FEB 1948 FEDERAL CONSTITUTION 1957 GENERAL ELECTION 27 JULAI 1955 REID COMMISON JUN-OKT 1956 CONCLUSION INDEPENDENCE OF OF MALAYA ON … The strategy set forth the principle of Europe first, with the Far East being a defensive war. The Japanese worked hard to convince the local population that they were the actual saviours of Malaya while Britain was portrayed as an imperialist force that wished to exploit Malaya's resources. The transfer of the northern Malay states to Thailand moved them to Thai control. The main national war memorial is the National Monument in Kuala Lumpur. See, for example, Victor Purcell, Malaya: Communist or Free (London: Gollancz, 1954), and Leonard September 1945. The regions of Asia, it was argued, were as essential to Japan as Latin America was to the U.S., The Japanese Foreign Minister Yōsuke Matsuoka formally announced the idea of the Co-Prosperity Sphere on 1 August 1940, in a press interview, but it had existed in other forms for many years. Others executed were Colonel Watanabe Tsunahiko, commander of the 11th Regiment by firing squad for his part in the Kuala Pilah massacre; and Captain Iwata Mitsugi, Second Lieutenant Goba Itsuto, and Second Lieutenant Hashimoto Tadashi by hanging at Pudu Jail on 3 January 1948. This battle marked the official start of the Pacific War and the start of the Japanese occupation of Malaya. On 12 September 1945, the British Military Administration (BMA) was installed in Kuala Lumpur. The occupation commenced with Imperial Japanese Army landings at Padang Pak Amat beach Kota Bharu just after midnight on 8 December 1941, triggering a ferocious battle with the British Indian Army an hour before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Attacks continued against rail, coastal shipping, and other targets.. History did not repeat itself.  Lord Louis Mountbatten, Supreme Allied Commander of Southeast Asia Command, came to Singapore to receive the formal surrender of Japanese forces in South East Asia from General Itagaki on behalf of Field Marshal Hisaichi Terauchi, commander of the Japanese Southern Army Group who had suffered a stroke earlier in the year. While Operation Zipper was executed ahead of schedule, it did so on a much smaller scale, having quickly transferred a proportion of its original strength to Operation Tiderace. During World War II, Operation Zipper was a British plan to capture either Port Swettenham or Port Dickson, Malaya as staging areas for the recapture of Singapore.However, due to the end of the war in the Pacific, it was never fully executed. Southeast Asian Culture and Heritage in a Globalising World – Diverging Identities in a Dynamic Region, Ooi Giok Ling, Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2012, p. 97, Jap General to face a firing squad, The Straits Times, 14 October 1947, p. 1. Real per capita income fell to about half its 1941 level in 1944 and less than half the 1938 level in 1945. News of the Sook Ching massacres reached the west by February 1943, with Chinese sources stating that 97,000 suspected anti-Japanese Chinese had been imprisoned or killed by the Japanese in Singapore and Malaya. On 7 January 1942, two brigades of the 11th Indian Infantry Division were defeated in the Battle of Slim River, giving the Japanese army easy passage to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaya. On this day in 1945, Herald reporter Jack Percival filed a first-hand account of the liberation of the Santo Tomas Internment Camp, where he had spent the last three years as a prisoner-of-war. The route south to Rangoon now lay open. Eventually in 1945, after strategic bombing of Malaya by the British and Allied Forces and guerrilla warfare by both local and Allied troops, the Japanese were forced to surrender, first in Penang and then in Kuala Lumpur. Children of Singapore cheer the arrival of the 5th Indian Division, 5 September 1945. Operation Tiderace was the codename of the British plan to retake Singapore following the Japanese surrender in 1945. He had a particularly hard-line view, treating the Chinese particularly harshly because of their support for mainland China against Japanese.  A newspaper reported that Kempeitai troops were mistreated by their compatriots. Because Malaya produced more rubber and tin than Japan was able to utilize, Malaya's export income fell as it no longer had access to world markets. The MPAJA consolidated this support by providing protection. Proclamation No.1 is the document which legitimised the establishment of the BMA.  By early 1945 the liberation of Malaya was planned to commence on 9 September under the code name Operation Zipper. They became squatters at the forest margins, where they became the main source of recruits, food, and other assistance for the MPAJA. On the eve of World War II, Yaacob and the members of Kesatuan Melayu Muda actively encouraged anti-British sentiment. On 15 August 1945, Emperor Hirohito gave a recorded radio address to the Empire announcing acceptance the terms for ending the war that the Allies had set down in the Potsdam Declaration. 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