90 Burton to McIntyre

Cablegram 34 SINGAPORE, 15 January 1949, 7.21 p.m.


Please see cable K.245 [1], from Batavia. New York should be informed of contents especially reports G and F with the suggestion that they be used quoting the source. In view of the report in Para. G on the Dutch handling of foodstuffs Critchley should see that the Dutch military personnel do not take any part in Red Cross distribution of Australian supplies. Please ensure that Prime Minister and Dr. Evatt see copy of our cable 13 [2] to Delhi and this reply 27 [3] regarding Conference procedure. Please ask Plimsoll to obtain any comment Minister may have on arrival Melbourne and cable me immediately. Please keep New York generally informed of Batavia reports for example K.248. [4]

1 Document 70.

2 Document 59.

3 Dispatched on 15 January, it conveyed to the Department of External Affairs the text of Document 88.

4 Document 74.

[AA : A1838, 401/3/1/1, vi]