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    THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AND COLONIAL SECRETARY, MR. DUNCAN SANDYS, FLEW INTO KUALA LUMPUR, THE MALAYAN?

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    THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AND COLONIAL SECRETARY, MR. DUNCAN SANDYS, FLEW INTO KUALA LUMPUR, THE MALAYAN CAPITAL, ON AUGUST 24 AFTERNOON FOR TOP-LEVEL TALKS WITH THE FOUR LEADERS OF THE MALAYSIAN TERRITORIES.

    AMONG THE CROWD AT THE AIRPORT TO GREET MR. AND MRS. DUNCAN SANDYS WERE SIR GEOFREY TORY, THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER TO MALAYA AND TUN ABDUL RAZAK, THE DEPUTY MALAYAN PRIME MINISTER.

    THE CHIEF MINISTERS-DESIGNATE OF SARAWAK AND NORTH BORNEO, MESSRS. STEPHEN KALONG NINGKAN AND DONALD STEPHENS RESPECTIVELY, LATER MET MR. SANDYS IN THE AIRPORT RECEPTION ROOM.

    LATER IN THE EVENING, MR. DUNCAN SANDYS HELD TOP-LEVEL TALKS WITH THE MALAYAN PRIME MINISTER, TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN, SINGAPORE'S PRIME MINISTER, MR. LEE KUAN YEW AND THE TWO LEADERS OF SARAWAK AND NORTH BORNEO.

    MEANWHILE, THE SARAWAK GOVERNMENT'S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THE STATE WOULD HAVE DE FACTO INTERNAL SELF-GOVERNMENT FROM AUGUST 31 WAS REGARDED BY POLITICAL OBSERVERS IN THE MALAYSIAN TERRITORIES AS A BLOW TO THOSE WHO WANT TO PREVENT THE FORMATION OF MALAYSIA.

    OBSERVERS SAID THE SARAWAK DECLARATION INDICATED BRITAIN'S DETERMINATION THAT THERE SHOULD BE NO UNREASONABLE DELAY IN THE FORMATION OF MALAYSIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7WV1AMHHLV9CJUKJA17YPMUQL
    Media URN:
    VLVA7WV1AMHHLV9CJUKJA17YPMUQL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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