The MsDayan Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, returned to Kuala Lumpur Apr 4 after attending the Commonwealth Prime Ministers' conference in London.
The MsDayan Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, returned to Kuala Lumpur Apr 4 after attending the Commonwealth Prime Ministers' conference in London. He was given a warm reception at the airport by over 5,000 people.
Watched by members of his Government, including Defence Minister Tun Abdul Razak, the Tunku released 12 coloured pigeons representing the twelve Commonwealth countries.
A white thirteenth pigeon representing South Africa was to have been kept in the cage but, relenting, the Malayan Premier marked it with ink from his fountain pen to signify the hope that "apartheid" would be lifted from South Africa's coloured population and threw it in the air. But it refused to fly so the Tunku took it home with him.
The Tunku, who has actively condemned the segregation policy of South Africa for the last two years, has recently been active in many international affairs. He has offered to mediate in the Dutch New Guinea dispute, sponsored the association of south-east Asian States for regional cooperation, and increased the strength of the Malaysia contingent in the Congo.