Oh okay...sorry, what I meant the war I meant during 1942-1945, when the British helps the MPAJA (which are unfortunately mostly communist) fights a guerilla warfare. And unfortunately when the war ends some of the soldiers decided to keep the weapons supplied by the British, with the addition of the weapon that were taken from the Japanese, which in turn makes up most of the (Malaya Communist Party) weapons supplies during the subsequent emergency. The fact that the CIA does actually helps the Communist in Malaya (altough the other options are the pro-British Alliance (and the much smaller Parti Negara), the just growing (Islamist) PAS, the Labour Party which are irrelevant outside of urban areas, so probably understandable) post-1948 is a revelation for me. Then again, there are multiple facet of post-war Malaysia (not to mention the colonial times) that never get even a mention in the History textbook for politically convenient purposes.Sir while I desperately try to remember where I saw the information that the local CIA operative was involved with the Communists in Malaya, it might have been the book War of the Running Dogs. I would like to point out a mistake in your post, officially there wasn’t an independence war in Malaya, it was always referred to as the Malayan Incident. This was for insurance reasons, as the various insurance companies didn’t have to pay out for war damage, but did if the damage was due to an incident. In the same way, the British administration noted that if you referred to the locals as freedom fighters, independence fighters or guerrillas, they tended to win. And so they were always referred to as CT’s, Communist Terrorists, the British having far more experience in conducting COIN operations than the Americans, had a wealth of experience to draw upon.
It is a bit weird that this anecdote in regards to the CIA rarely, if ever mentioned by Malaysian sourced studies in regards to the Emergency, and did not mentioned by even the most anti-American politicians (which are plentiful and has a large market/appeal , as I who lives in a constituency that recently make a suprise vote for PAS (P.044 btw)could tell you.)
P/s: The fact that British calling this an insurgency is a well known fact among us Malaysians (it is mentioned in the History text book) and I pretty sure remember that my teacher mentioned this when they decided to show Bukit Kepong during the last week of the school year, around a decade ago.