The Missing Chapters of Indians Struggle for Independence of Malaya
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Sambasivam Not to Die Yet - Singapore Free Press 18th May 1949
SFP - 18th May 1949
The Singapore Free Press dated 18th May 1949, confirmed that Sambasivam was not hanged. The Sultan of Johor had not yet to confirmed the death sentence passed on Sambasivam.
The Representative of the Government of India, John Thivy had made a plea but the final decision does not rest with the government but the Sultan-in Council.
All India Radio reported on 17th May 1949, that the execution of Sambasivam which was scheduled for 9th May 1949, had been stayed as the Sultan was "reconsidering the case"
Currently I am working on a book on S.A Ganapathy. S.A Ganapathy was the President of defunct Pan Malayan Federation of Trade Unions in 1947. On the 1st of March 1949, Ganapathy was arrested in Malaya and sentenced to death on the 4th May 1949.