211 Department of External Affairs to Massey

Cablegram 319 CANBERRA, 14 June 1949, 5.30 p.m.

RESTRICTED

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.

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