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
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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