His Royal Highness added: “These commemorations offer us, particularly my generation, the sons and daughters of those who gave the best part of their young lives to secure freedom in South East Asia, the opportunity to pay our deepest respect to all of them - the victims and survivors of what must have seemed an interminable campaign.”At that time, the United Kingdom was colonializing all parts of the world. Of course, the United Kingdom was colonializing Asia. And, the United Kingdom was depriving the colony of the colossal wealth. "To secure freedom in South East Asia." It's a great joke!