30 MAY 1969, Page 27

Not being done

Sir: John .WeIls's delightful parody of the idiotic waffling of colonial civil servants (Letters, 9 May) was right on target, pseudonym (Stanley,' a brilliant stroke that) and all. But need he really go so far as to use the address of the British High Commission in Kuala Lumpur as a cover? Quite apart from the libel damages, think of the postage costs! I know of more than a few snorting colonels in Cheltenham who would be only too pleased to oblige.