World: Crackdown at Dawn

While Malaysia steeled itself for possible combat against Sukarno, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew moved to crush anti-Malaysia Communist dissidents in his teeming island state. Less than 24 hours after Lee's People's Action Party scored a smashing pro-Malaysia election victory, his government started proceedings to deprive millionaire Communist-Fronter Tan Lark Sye of his Singapore citizenship. A China-born rubber tycoon, Tan, 67, helped found Singapore's Nanyang University, turned it into a hotbed of Communism, encouraged students to be campaigners, speechwriters and street-corner bullyboys for extreme-leftist political candidates.

Led by tough security agents of the new federal Malaysian government, Singapore police then tackled...

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