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    THE MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER, TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN, YESTERDAY (7 OCTOBER) MET THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS IN NEW YORK AND AFTERWARDS ADDRESSED THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

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    TUNKU SHAKING HANDS WITH U THANT; TUNKU ADDRESSING GENERAL ASSEMBLY



    TRANSCRIPT: TUNKU: "THE HOLDING OF THAT CONFERENCE, TO WHICH MUSLIMS' LEADERS CAME OVER GREAT DISTANCES AT QUITE SHORT NOTICE, WAS AN INDICATION OF THE GRAVE CONCERN OF THE ENTIRE MUSLIM WORLD REGARDING THE SITUATION IN WEST ASIA. IT CAN BE SAID, THEREFORE, THAT THE STATUS AND THE FUTURE OF THE HOLY CITY OF JERUSALEM IS NO LONGER MATTER BETWEEN ISRAEL AND JORDAN ONLY, OR EVEN BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE ARAB STATES. IT IS A MATTER OF THE DEEPEST AND MUTUAL CONCERN TO ALL MUSLIMS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, AND IT WAS THIS WIDESPREAD EMOTION AND PRESSURE MUSLIM PUBLIC OPINION WHICH BROUGHT THE VARIOUS HEADS OF STATES AND GOVERNMENT AND OTHER REPRESENTATIVES TO RABAT. WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN WEST ASIA IS A MATTER FOR THE SERIOUS ATTENTION OF WORLD POWERS, FOR, SOONER OR LATER, UNLESS SOME RESOLUTION IS FOUND, IT MUST DRAW ALL MUSLIM NATIONS INTO THE CONFLICT, BECAUSE MUSLIM REGARD THE OCCUPATION OF JERUSALEM BY THE FORCE -- BY FORCE -- AS A HUMILATION AND AN INSULT TO THEIR RELIGION."




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    Background: THE MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER, TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN, YESTERDAY (7 OCTOBER) MET THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS IN NEW YORK AND AFTERWARDS ADDRESSED THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

    THE TUNKU DEVOTED THE MAJOR PORTION OF HIS SPEECH TO THE MIDDLE EAST CRISIS. HE SAID THE STATUS AND FUTURE OF JERUSALEM WAS A MATTER OF DEEP CONCERN TO ALL MUSLIMS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. UNLESS THE UNITED NATIONS TOOK FIRM ACTION TO ENFORCE DECISIONS ON THE MIDDLE EAST, HE SAID, THE LEADERS OF THE MUSLIM WORLD WOULD BE FORCED TO TAKE SOME DRASTIC ACTION. ISRAEL WOULD THEN HAVE TO RECKON WITH ALL MUSLIMS. MUSLIMS WOULD NOT TOLERATE THE ISRAELI ACQUISITION OF JERUSALEM AND WERE DETERMINED TO DISLODGE THEM BY ANY MEANS POSSIBLE. HE MENTIONED THAT HE HAD COME ALMOST DIRECTLY FROM THE MUSLIM SUMMIT CONFERENCE IN RABAT, AND CONTINUED:

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    Film ID:
    VLVAMSFHMRYVIT2FA5EUJ23GBF1I
    Media URN:
    VLVAMSFHMRYVIT2FA5EUJ23GBF1I
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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