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Special Branch’s Success In Undercover Operations: Ginger, Jarkman, Junket And Jobless

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Subject :Special Branch’s Success in Undercover Operations: Ginger, Jarkman, Junket and Jobless
Published By : None 
Location : Perak
Estimated Year : 1960
Media Type : Photograph
Source : Dato Seri Yuen Yuet Leng
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A page from Dato Seri’s album with Operation Ginger’s success story and the continued battle against the Communists. He records:

SB’s success in the ‘Ginger’ Operations, ie. Jarkman, Junket and finally Jobless, was a direct result of the bravery of the Chinese officers within the force, who had gone undercover to infiltrate enemy lines (editor's note: Communist uniforms were made by Yuen's wife who believed they were for an exhibition. She had no idea that her husband and Special Branch colleagues would don them and pose as CTs in the jungle to infiltrate the enemy.); managing to enlist the help of very prominent rebel leaders to either induce surrender or capture of terrorists. This led to the eventual collapse of the various entrenched CT units in Central Perak.

The two bottom pictures show Special Branch officers Inspector Chan Chi Loon, DSBO Peter Coster and ASP Leong in a terrorist camp, talking to the CTs.

With the exit of the Emergency in 1960, the CPM intensified their efforts further by political and legal means to compliment their loss in the jungle struggle. The Special Branch continued to fight the underground activities of the Communist in the towns and cities while the Security Forces kept vigil in the jungles at the Thai Border, often with the help of the police.

The Peace Accord of 1989 was signed with the people as a nation in mind and not as any particular race in Malaya.

A Malay Mail Newspaper of 1960 with headlines on the end of Emergency Rule in Malaya is featured on this page.

Also, central on the page are pictures of the SB Officers of Operation Ginger. From left to right:

  • Top row, ASP Yuen

  • Inspector Choy KC

  • Inspector Ling LL

  • Inspector Chin TL

  • Inspector Thong KS

  • Then the bottom row, ASP Leong

  • ASP Socko

  • Cpl Choo Chan (JPP)

  • SM Yap (JPP)

  • Lee Weng (SB Grik)

  • Inspector Chew, awarded the George Medal, is shown enlarged on the right.

    To read more about Inspector Bernard Thong KS, click here.

    To read more about Corporal Choo Chan, click here.

    To read more about Lee Weng, click here.

    To read more about Inspector Chew GM and his sad end to life, click here.

    To read more about Dato’ Seri Yuen Yuet Leng, click here.

    To find details of the book Operation Ginger, click here.

    Filename : 20081217-061