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Malaysians lose 'massacre' court case in Britain

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Relatives of 24 Malaysian rubber plantation workers killed by British troops in 1948 on Tuesday lost their High Court battle for a full inquiry by the British government. 

Loh Ah Choi, a relative of unarmed Malaysian rubber plantation workers killed in Batang Kali in 1948, speaks during a press conference with Chong Koon Ying (centre) and Lim Ah Yin (right) and their lawyers in London in May. Relatives of 24 Malaysian rubber plantation workers killed by British troops in 1948 on Tuesday lost their High Court battle for a full inquiry by the British government.

Britain said last November it would not hold a formal probe into the Batang Kali killings in British-controlled Malaya, but the families' lawyers claim there is enough evidence to justify an independent inquiry.

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