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Salient.The Newspaper of Victoria University College. Vol. 19, No. 4. April 6, 1955

Futile Retention

Futile Retention

England is merely attempting to get New Zealand and Australia to shoulder some of the cost of her own futile retention of Malaya. She was little assistance to us in our defence in the last war, and would be even less in the event of another. So why help In an unworthy cause? There has been too much Idle talk in New Zealand since 1945 of the menace of the teeming millions of over-populated Asia; the menace is there certainly, but the remedy is not futile guerrilla warfare in Malaya, but to leave the Asians to themselves to set up strong national totalitarian governments by which the main problem of unbalanced economics could be solved.

—R. Schroder.