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17 Dec 1941

21 Dec 1941

  • Having seen previous success with the same tactic on a smaller scale, Japanese launched a large number of rafts down the Perak River toward Kuala Kangsar, Malaya in an attempt to bypass nearby roadblocks; casualties were heavy, but the Japanese troops were able to establish a bridgehead downstream, causing the British to abandon the Perak River positions and to fall back. ww2dbase [Invasion of Malaya and Singapore | Perak | CPC]
25 Dec 1941

  • The Allies completed the abandonment of defensive positions along the Perak River in Malaya and established new positions at Ipoh about 10 miles to the south. ww2dbase [Invasion of Malaya and Singapore | Perak | CPC]
30 Dec 1941

  • 8,000 troops of the 9th Brigade of the Japanese 5th Division launched probing attacks on Kampar on the west coast of British Malaya. On the east coast, Japanese troops attacked the defensive positions north of the Kuantan River, whose defenders were confused by inaccurate intelligence that the Japanese were to land from the sea behind them. ww2dbase [Invasion of Malaya and Singapore | Kampar, Perak | CPC]
31 Dec 1941

  • British 155th Field Regiment of the Lanarkshire Yeomanry stopped a Japanese attack at Kampar, British Malaya; further south on the western coast, the Japanese landed behind the Allied lines. On the east coast, the Indian 9th Division fell back to the south side of the Kuantan River. ww2dbase [Invasion of Malaya and Singapore | Kampar, Perak | CPC]
2 Jan 1942

  • Japanese and Anglo-Indian troops continued to fight at Kampar Hill in British Malaya and prepared to withdraw southward later in the day. To the south, troops of the Japanese 4th Imperial Guard Regiment sailed down the Perak River to reinforce the Japanese 11th Regiment at Bernam River; Indian 12th Infantry Brigade arrived to reinforce the failing defense at Telok Anson nearby. Far to the south, Japanese aircraft based in Malaya and Borneo attacked Singapore. ww2dbase [Invasion of Malaya and Singapore | Perak | CPC]
29 Jun 1944

  • Lim Bo Seng passed away from diseases while in Japanese captivity at Batu Gajah prison, Perak, Malaya. ww2dbase [Lim Bo Seng | Batu Gajah, Perak | CPC]
17 Aug 1945

  • Japanese personnel in Malaya announced that they would play no further part in the independence movement of Malaya. Meanwhile, men of the 13th Squad of the communist Malayan People's Anti-Japanese Army, under the command of Zhang Zuo, took control of Pusing, which was recently vacated by Japanese troops. ww2dbase [Pusing, Perak | CPC]

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