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    Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman of Malaysia yesterday (Friday) had talks with the Thai Prime Minister, Field Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn, after the Thai leader officially opened the new shrine hall of the Reclining Buddha in Penang.

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    Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman of Malaysia yesterday (Friday) had talks with the Thai Prime Minister, Field Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn, after the Thai leader officially opened the new shrine hall of the Reclining Buddha in Penang. Thai students in Penang cheered him on arrival.

    The ceremony began amid chanting by saffron-robed priests, the ringing of the temple bell and the drums of a musical group from Bangkok. The Thai Prime Minister was received by the Chief Priest, the Ven. Phra Prasit Chaiya Mongol.

    Later, Field Marshal Kittikachorn opened the shrine hall housing the 108-ft Reclining Buddha which the King of Thailand had named "Phra Buddha Chaiya Mongol" in 1962. The Thai Prime Minister lit candles and offered flowers before the Reclining Buddha and later laid the foundation stone for a new pagoda.

    Tunku Abdul Rahman said that at their meeting later, he and Field Marshal Kittikachorn had discussed the possibility of offering surrender terms to communist terrorists operating along the Thai-Malaysian border. The Tunku said: "We thought it would be a good idea to offer some terms but it was only an exploratory discussion."
    The Malaysian Prime Minister said their discussions also explored ways and means to bring an ended to the border trouble. The talks ranged from what was happening on the border to Laos, Cambodia and the Malaysia boundary.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7KLTP237XG7OSP3NZRVP4SBVC
    Media URN:
    VLVA7KLTP237XG7OSP3NZRVP4SBVC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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