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    THE MALAYSIA DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER TUN ABDUL RAZAK, IS TO MAKE AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND LATER THIS MONTH.

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    THE MALAYSIA DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER TUN ABDUL RAZAK, IS TO MAKE AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND LATER THIS MONTH. TUN RAZAK HAS BEEN CALLED THE "DYNAMO OF MALAYSIA".

    AT THE NATIONAL OPERATIONS ROOM IN KUALA LUMPUR, THE MALAYSIAN CAPITAL, TUN RAZAK IS BEING BRIEFED BE HEADS OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF THE PROGRESS OF DEVELOPMENT AS MINISTER OF NATIONAL AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, HE OFTEN MAKES EXTENSIVE TOURS OF THE COUNTRY AND THE VARIOUS DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS BEING CARRIED OUT.

    THE RESULTS OF DEVELOPMENT....MORE LAND HAS BEEN OPENED UP WITH PROPER IRRIGATION ....MORE AND MORE VILLAGES NOW GET ELECTRICITY SUPPLY.... MORE HOSPITALS AND CLINICS.

    PRAYER HOUSES FOR THE MOSLEM PEOPLE...MALAYSIANS PRACTISE RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE THOUGH ISLAM IS THE OFFICIAL RELIGION.

    TUN RAZAK TRAVELS THOUSANDS OF MILES EVERY MONTH -- BY AIR, ROAD AND RIVER TO SEE FOR HIMSELF HOW THE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME IS BEING IMPLEMENTED. THE PLAN INS DESIGNED TO BENEFIT ALL PRACTICAL GROUPS IN THE COUNTRY.

    THE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY, UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA, WROTE: 'NO HISTORIAN WILL BE ABLE TO WRITE OF TUN RAZAK, OR, FOR THAT MATTER, OF THE HISTORY OF MALAYSIA SINCE INDEPENDENCE, WITHOUT REFERRING TO HIS PLAN FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT. HE HAS BEEN PERSONALLY IDENTIFIED WITH THE SOLUTIONS FOR LANDLESS POVERTY, AND THE OPENING UP OF THE COUNTRY'S VAST INTERIOR, TO SUCH AN EXTENT THAT HIS ULTIMATE PLACE IN HISTORY MUST BE LINKED WITH THEIR SUCCESS OR FAILURE'.

    FOR LASTING PROGRESS, TUN RAZAK BELIEVES THERE IS THE NEED TO KNOW THERE IS THE NEED FOR DATA AND RESEARCH, ESPECIALLY IN THE STUDIES OF SOCIETY, TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT.

    MALAYSIA NEEDS FOREIGN AID TO CARRY OUT HER DEVELOPMENT PLAN. AUSTRALIA HAS GIVEN MUCH HELP. SHE HAS ALSO PROMISED TO CONTINUE TO DO SO. ONE OF THE MAJOR PROJECTS WITH AUSTRALIAN HELP IS THE BATANG UDUP BRIDGE IN SARAWAK, WHICH WAS DECLARED OPEN BY TUN RAZAK HIMSELF RECENTLY. THE AUSTRALIANS HAVE UNDERTAKEN TO HELP BUILD ANOTHER EIGHT BRIDGE IN THE AREAS.

    MALAYSIA AT THAT TIME SOUGHT PARTICIPATION AT THE AFRO-ASIAN CONFERENCE IN ALGIERS. PRESIDENT JOMO KENYATTA TOLD TUN RAZAK THAT KENYA FULLY SUPPORTED MALAYSIA'S PARTICIPATION. WHILST IN NAIROBI, THE MALAYSIAN LEADER TOOK TIME OFF TO VISIT A COFFEE AND TEA PLANTATION.

    IN TANZANIA, TUN RAZAK MET PRESIDENT NYERERE AND WAS ABLE TO OBTAIN FURTHER SUPPORT FOR MALAYSIA'S PRESENCE AT THE AFRO-ASIAN CONFERENCE.

    A NEW CHAPTER WAS WRITTEN IN THE HISTORY OF SOUTH EAST ASIA IN 1966 WHEN INDONESIA ENDED HER CONFRONTATION AGAINST MALAYSIA. TUN RAZAK LED A MALAYSIAN DELEGATION TO BANGKOK WHERE HE HELD PEACE TALKS WITH MR. ADAM MALIK, THE INDONESIAN FOREIGN MINISTER. PEACE WAS ACHIEVED AND THE TWO NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES BECAME FRIENDS AGAIN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABK0UQKVWQQK94NWY5X1TCGDXH
    Media URN:
    VLVABK0UQKVWQQK94NWY5X1TCGDXH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:10:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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