[JURIST] The UK Court of Appeal [official website] on Wednesday rejected a bid for an inquiry into the shooting of 24 Malaysian rubber plantation workers at Batang Kali [BBC backgrounder] on December 12, 1948. The petition brought by the families of the deceased allege [BBC report] that British troops "massacred" the workers during the campaign against communist rebels known as the Malayan Emergency [RAND backgrounder]. The bid before the Appeals Court follows a High Court [official website] ruling [text, PDF]...

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