Malaysia: Birth Pains

The suspects never slept in the same house on successive nights. Many had their photos in an "Arrest on Sight" mug file at police headquarters. To avoid detection on Singapore's teeming streets, they spent much of their time in late-night movie houses. But last week the dragnet was out. Sweeping through the island state, government security police rounded up 115 pro-Communist subversives and labor agitators opposed to Singapore's inclusion, with Malaya and Britain's Borneo dependencies of Sarawak, Brunei and North Borneo, in a proposed Malaysian Federation of 10 million people.

As Malaysia's...

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