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    The tenth session of the Committee on Industry and Natural Resources of the United Nations Economic Commission for the Far East (ECAFE) was officially opened in Kuala Lumpur on February 24, by the Honourable, the Prime Minister of the Federation of Malaya, Tungku Abdul Rahman.

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    The tenth session of the Committee on Industry and Natural Resources of the United Nations Economic Commission for the Far East (ECAFE) was officially opened in Kuala Lumpur on February 24, by the Honourable, the Prime Minister of the Federation of Malaya, Tungku Abdul Rahman.

    At the same time the Prime Minister inaugurated the Tungku Abdul Rahman Conference Hall, named after the Prime Minister, and which was constructed by the Malayan Government to house the current committee meeting as well as the fourteenth session of the full Commission which begins its deliberations on March 5.

    Stressing that this was the first international conference of its kind to be held since Malaya achieved independence, the Prime Minister recalled that Malaya only recently became the 82nd. member of the United Nations. Though Malaya had previously done valuable work as an associate member of E.C.A.F.E., the Prime Minister said he felt the dedication of the hall was a clear indication of Malaya's interest in the aims and objectives of the United Nations, and a good omen for its future role in the work of the Economic Commission.

    More than 100 delegates from 25 member and associated countries of E.C.A.F.E. and observers from many countries watched the inaugural ceremony, which included an Islamic prayer in Arabic.

    The agenda of the session deals with the progress and problems of industrialisation, mineral resources development, electric power and industrial uses of atomic energy.

    Malaya's Minister for Commerce and Industry, Mr. Tan Siew Sin, gave a foretaste of things to come in Asia when he said of Malaya ..... "it is not improbable that apart from our major Cameron Highlands, our next project for a further supply of electrical energy will come from an atomic reactor."

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    Film ID:
    VLVACT5ENC0Y35UXVK9252EPYIDSD
    Media URN:
    VLVACT5ENC0Y35UXVK9252EPYIDSD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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