RICE RA­TIONS

New Straits Times - - News / Nation -

See Khoon Lim, then chair­man of the lo­cal coun­cil, col­lect­ing his cooked rice ra­tion at one of the 19 dis­tri­bu­tion points in Sun­gai Siput, near Ipoh, on Aug 10, 1958. A cen­tral cook­ing sys­tem was in­tro­duced for the town’s 18,000 res­i­dents as a mea­sure to pre­vent leak­age of rice to com­mu­nist ter­ror­ists in the area. On the left wait­ing for his turn is then Sun­gai Siput po­lice chief K. Sock­alingam.

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