MALAYA: Toward Unity

In Malaya last week communist guerrillas still sowed death & destruction. Forty thousand British troops and a third of the Malaya Federation's budget were needed to hold down 5,000 jungle-wise Red terrorists. Yet Red destruction was more than matched by anti-Red construction. Rubber, tin and rice production stood at a record peak. More significant, the country's long antagonistic racial groups, the Malays and the Chinese, were closing ranks toward national unity.

Community of Interest. The federation includes almost equal numbers of Malays (2,500,000) and Chinese (2,000,000). The Malays are leisurely,...

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