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Death of Malaysian high commissioner



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DEATH Qf MALAYSIAN.' HIGH COMMISSIONER '

S t a t e m e n t b y t h e M i n i s t e r f o r E x t e r n a l A f f a i r s ' . ·

The M i n i s t e r f o r E x t e r n a l A f f a i r s , S i r G a r f i e l d B a r w i c k ,

s a i d t o - n i g h t t h a t he was g r e a t l y d i s t r e s s e d t o l e a r n o f ■ :

t h e d e a t h o f t h e M a l a y s i a n H ig h C o m m is s io n e r t o A u s t r a l i a

i n M e lb o u rn e t o - d a y , B a to S u l e im a n b i n D a to A b d u l Rahman

was g r e a t l y r e s p e c t e d , a n d l i k e d b y a l l who came t o know . '

him d u r i n g h i s t e r m o f o f f i c e i n A u s t r a l i a , H i s q u a l i t i e s

o f h u m a n i t y a n d w isdom w e re w e l l known. H i s p a s s i n g w i l l

b e a g r i e v o u s l o s s t o h i s c o u n tr y » He was one o f t h e f o u n d e r s

o f M a la y a n i n d e p e n d e n c e a n d one o f h e r m o s t d i s t i n g u i s h e d

s t a t e s m e n , As s u c h , he. w i l l a lw a y s h a v e a n e n d u r i n g p l a c e

i n t h e h e a r t s o f h i s p e o p l e » " I e x t e n d my d e e p p e r s o n a l

s y m p a th y t o t h e M a l a y s i a n P rim e M i n i s t e r , Tunku A b d u l .

Rahman and t o D a to S u l e i m a n ' s widow a n d f a m i l y » " .