211 Department of External Affairs to Massey
Cablegram 319 CANBERRA, 14 June 1949, 5.30 p.m.
Australian press has quoted report appearing in London newspaper
'The People' to the effect that United Kingdom Government has
given MacDonald plans for a new British dominion in South East
Asia embracing Malaya, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sarawak, and Borneo.
2. Please advise urgently whether there is any confirmation of
this in Singapore.