ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The One that Got Left Out

 THE five powers which met at Kuala Lumpur to discuss the problems of security of South-East Asia were staging Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark. It is as futile to consider any scheme of peace in that region without Indonesia as it is to discuss South Asia's problems without India. When the ultimate shape of things there emerges, Indonesia will have to be inevitably made the king-pin. This is not to suggest that Malaysia or Singapore are unimportant but only to point out how far we still arc from any meaningful discussions on South- East Asia.

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