Originally Posted by LeEnfield
Would Malaya count as Asia, now we fought them their for 15 years years, but we did defeat the the buggers
The Malayan Emergency along with the "war" in Borneo are still held in high regard as the text book method of operations of this type.
There is an excellent book called "The Regiment" sub titled "The True Story of the SAS." The book tells the story of the formation of the SAS, but also gives quite a lot of details of SAS operations in Malaya and Borneo. Well worth a read.
However, to answer the original question, perhaps the blame can be laid at the feet of government, not at the feet of those who fought.