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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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Body language depicting a Kowtowing Nixon to a uniform British general. How time has changed.
Did he say “I am not a crook”, back then, I wonder? 🙂
Persekutuan Tanah Melayu you mean
Funny what happened to Nixon is happening to Malaysia now.
Good to know the past history of Malaya….another 50years time the present going be there history
Hahaha history of the best known pirate of the land.
Whole Universal is such…
Tricky Dick probably gave lessons to Najib’s father
I believe the man nixon shook hands with is general templer he was gun down on his way to frasers hill ambush by a group of communist led by chin peng
Wrong, that was Sir Henry Gurney who got gunned down. Templer replaced Gurney.
That rings the bell
Nixon was a guy who welcom racist ppl to join his GOP side ,just like trump. And a warmonger as he bomb the hell out of vietnam altho the knw that umerica cant win. And he manipulate and opress many poor country in south of america. Tople govmnts there.. Basically he was a highest ranking criminal ni umerica.
Richard Nixon should met Chin Peng earlier.
Like a breath of fresh air…if only
Bet many didn’t know this and many more who don’t know who Nixon is.
hahaa cmon man.. nixon , lbj , kennedy , reagan, bush, clinton , W, n so on.. are all very fond to us malaysian..
** esp da watergate n da monica-gate which were nothin compared to 1mdb-gate ..
If no independence from British imperialism, the majority of Chinese would be coolies, hsehold servants, labourers in tin mining; Indians working in rubber estates; Malays in farming n fishery.
Opium-smoking would hv been legal, n there would hv been opium dens n brothels aplenty. Our country’s vital resources no doubt, would hv been stripped n drained to its bone. Under Japanese imperialism, it may be worse.
Nothing is better than to be independent n self-determined.
Thanks to the japs.
Ok points taken. But we shld not thank anyone especially japs.. who are cold blooded killers of our past generations.
Bro…sekarang ada beza ka?You are right about the farming part.Our fisherman and farmer brothers have farmed an alligator who is stripping and draining us to the bone….
Yes, you are right being able to rule and determined your own future is the best although occasionally you might bump into crooks like “you know who” and elected as a leader but being ruled by british is a definate NO!! The wealth that the british accumulated through the british empire makes them rich till today
You must have missed Hong Kong in your reading.
Go back to primary school, this time, try international school without political altered textbooks.
amazing history we have in malaya…if no independence could we have done better under the british ?
Women’s fashion would have been better .
Look at Hong Kong
Better abah kau