This is part of a flashback editorial series on all things Malaysian. You can check out other flashback articles in the series for a journey through Malaysia’s past.
In 1953, after Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected President, he sent his Vice President – a certain Richard Nixon – on a mission to Southeast Asia. Here’s a collection of the photos taken during his visit to Malaya (as itw as known then), sourced from the website, Nixon Malaya 1953.
Nixon was to assess the political and military threats posed by Communists in the region following Mao Tse-tung’s recent takeover of China.
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