SINGAPORE: The Takeover

SINGAPORE The Takeover

Down from the wall of Singapore's town hall came the portrait of Queen Elizabeth. Next day, shirtsleeved and Next day, shirtsleeved and tieless, Lee Kuan Yew, chief of the left-of-center People's Action Party that had just captured 43 of 51 Assembly seats, took the oath of allegiance as the Queen's first Prime Minister of the autonomous State of Singapore.

Taking down the Queen's picture was the most provocative thing Lee's forces did last week—as if determined to show how untrue were all those stories abroad that the Communists...

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