Malaysia: The Art of Dispelling Anxiety

The one place where Sukarno's speech (see above) was received with relief was in Malaysia. For the past two years, the Indonesian President has staged a "confrontation" that sought to bring down the federation by economic blockade and guerrilla infiltration. When Singapore seceded from Malaysia early this month (TIME, Aug. 20), Sukarno could have read it as an argument for the success of his hostile policy.

But Sukarno was noncommittal about Singapore's new status; he merely commented that Malaysia was "beginning to fall apart from the inside." British officials, who have been supporting Malaysia...

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