The Malaysian Prime Minister, Ten Abdul Razak, was given a rousing welcome when he returned to Kuala Lumpur yesterday (Sunday) from his successful six-day visit to the People's Republic of China.
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GV Razak out of aircraft and welcomed by officials
MV Razak greeted by people (3 shots)
GV anterior Razak greeted by crowd (2 shots)
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Background: The Malaysian Prime Minister, Ten Abdul Razak, was given a rousing welcome when he returned to Kuala Lumpur yesterday (Sunday) from his successful six-day visit to the People's Republic of China.
The visit to Peking and Shanghai resulted in the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Malaysia. China also gave Malaysia a free hand to deal firmly with pro-Peking terrorists in the country.
Tun Razak told newsmen and later a crowd of 50,000 at a rally that the terrorists could not claim they were fighting for freedom as Peking had recognised Malaysia's independence and sovereignty.
Malaysia is the first member of ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) to establish diplomatic relations with China. Analysto believe that some or all of the other members -- Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines -- will follow suit in the next few years.
For Tun Razak, the visit to China culminated four years of negotiations which he initiated soon after coming to power in 1970.