Malaysia: Same Old Sukarno

A summit conference used to mean a meeting of the world's top leaders.* Nowadays, just about any get-together between heads of government is billed a summit, whether it joins Tito and Nas ser or Liberia's Tubman and the Upper Volta's Yameogo. Last week still an other less than towering summit brought together in Tokyo Indonesia's President Sukarno, Malaysia's Premier Tunku Abdul Rahman and Philippine President Diosdado Macapagal. Agenda: "the Malaysian problem," which happens to be entirely of Sukarno's making.

Since last summer Sukarno had been waging a "crush Malaysia" guerrilla campaign, branding the...