Death of Lau Yew
|Death of Lau Yew|
|Part of Malayan Emergency|
|United Kingdom||Malayan Communist Party|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Bill Stafford||Lau Yew|
|20 police and detectives||at least 30|
|Casualties and losses|
|no serious casualties||11 killed, including 2 leaders|
The Death of Lau Yew took place at the beginning of the Malayan Emergency. British security forces clashed with those of the Malayan Communist Party resulting in the death of one of their key leaders, Lau Yew. He had been betrayed by his own bodyguard.
Six people were killed in the initial attack. Five Chinese women who had been captured by the British were then killed when 30 Communists counter-attacked.
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