Thursday, 10 March 2011


Why was the Kempeitai feared?
Why did the Kempeitai recruit Malays?

The Kempeitai (憲兵隊?, "Corps of Law Soldiers") was the military police arm of the Imperial Japanese Army from 1881 to 1945. It was not an English-style military police, but a French-style gendarmerie

The Kempeitai was much feared as it could execute any "wrong-doers" .

The Kempeitai was disbanded (dibubarkan) in August 1945.

Japanese book "Showa History Vol.7: February 26 Incident" published by Mainichi Newspapers Company. 1935

Further reading:
Wong Heng,