Malaysia: Visiting Team from Terror Tech

A new technical school on the Indonesian island of Batam, just ten miles across the straits from Singapore, doesn't have a sports schedule, but its students still play lots of games away. Housed in a cluster of tin-roofed, concrete-block buildings, the institution is a school for sabotage founded by Indonesian President Sukarno as part of his "confrontation" with the Malaysian Federation. At Batam Tech, students get a month's intensive training in such subjects as judo and jellied explosives; on graduation day they receive, instead of a sheepskin, a time bomb or a grenade or a burp gun. Then they set...

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