National Geographic : 1963 Nov
on huge flagged maps, as was the campaign against terrorism (page 736). Throughout Malaya I found this new cam paign in full swing. Landless farmers get government land and financial assistance for clearing and planting high-yield rubber. Fish ermen buy new boats on government loans. "It's all part of the same struggle," Prime Minister Abdul Rahman explained to me, tak 748 ing time off from a hectic budget debate to discuss Malaya's future. I found him surpris ingly large for a Malay, vigorous and plain spoken, yet quick to laughter. "Once the struggle was military," he said. "Now it's for the hearts and minds of the peo ple. We are showing the people that democ racy can give more than Communism could ever hope to give them.