MALAYA: Jungle Surrender

When the Federation of Malaya gained its independence and full-fledged membership in the British Commonwealth last August, Prime Minister Tengku (Prince) Abdul Rahman immediately dispatched a message into the jungles (TIME, Sept. 16). Its net: if Communist terrorists still holding out after nine years of costly guerrilla warfare against the British would lay down their arms and forswear Communism, they would get a full pardon. Those unwilling to give up Communism got the offer of free passage with their families to Red China. Rahman gave the rebels until year's end to accept his "final" offer.

With the deadline nearing, Tengku Rahman...

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