FEDERATED MALAY STATES: Harmless Ceremony

In Selangor, 3,160 square miles of Brit ish protectorate on the west coast of the Malay Peninsula, all important problems of State are settled by a British Resident.

As enlightened imperialists, the British try to interfere as little as possible with harm less native customs and religious observances. One such harmless ceremony occurred last week in Klang. While drums pounded, flutes shrilled, and ancient rites to drive away evil spirits were performed, British officials benevolently watched 50,000 natives, many of whom had walked through 60 miles of jungle, crown a new ruler, Sultan Alam Shah, sixth head of the 200-year-old...

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