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Walter Nash in Malaya

Walter Nash in Malaya

In June 1960 Prime Minister Walter Nash visited Malaya (later Malaysia) to show support for New Zealand forces fighting to defeat the communist guerrilla campaign – a conflict known as the Emergency. Nash was received by His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (left) at the Istana Tetamu in Kuala Lumpur, where he was presented with a silver cigarette container and a walking stick. On the right is the deputy prime minister of Malaya, Tun Abdul Razak bin Hussein.    

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Reference: NASH 1 2163,138

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Gerald Hensley, 'Cold War - South-East Asia, 1955 to 1975', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 May 2022)

Story by Gerald Hensley, published 20 Jun 2012