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    THE PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA, TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN, CELEBRATED HIS 67TH BIRTHDAY YESTERDAY (FEBRUARY 8) WITH A PARTY AT HIS KUALA LUMPUR RESIDENCE.

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    THE PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA, TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN, CELEBRATED HIS 67TH BIRTHDAY YESTERDAY (FEBRUARY 8) WITH A PARTY AT HIS KUALA LUMPUR RESIDENCE.

    THE TUNKU TRADITIONALLY OBSERVES HIS BIRTHDAY WITH AN OPEN HOUSE FOR PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE. GUESTS INCLUDED THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER, TUN ABDUL RAZAK, AND TAN SIEW SIN, MINISTER FOR SPECIAL FUNCTIONS, AND TUN ISMAIL, MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR.

    TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN, WHO USED TO CALL HIMSELF THE WORLD'S HAPPIEST PRIME MINISTER TURNED 67 AMID CONTINUING SPECULATION ABOUT HIS POLITICAL FUTURE.

    AFTER BLOODY CHINESE-MALAY RACIAL RIOTS IN KUALA LUMPUR LAST MAY THE TUNKU HANDED OVER THE RUNNING OF DAY-TO-DAY AFFAIRS TO THE NATIONAL OPERATIONS COUNCIL LED BY TUN RAZAK AND SUSPENDED PARLIAMENT. BUT HE RESISTED PRESSURES FROM WITHIN HIS OWN PARTY TO RESIGN FROM OFFICE.

    APART FROM THE RACIAL TRAGEDY, 1969 WAS NOT A HAPPY YEAR FOR THE TUNKU, A PRINCE OF THE ROYAL HOUSE OF KEDAH STATE, A KEEN GOLFER, AND THE OWNER OF A STRING OF RACE HORSES. AFTER THE MAY RACE RIOTS, HE DISAPPEARED FROM THE LIMELIGHT, PARTLY TO UNDERGO AN EYE OPERATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4DO0WPQ2SQZTZ5WL9KKQFAW9X
    Media URN:
    VLVA4DO0WPQ2SQZTZ5WL9KKQFAW9X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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