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Summary: Government film reviewing the year, 1959.
Description: Catalogue coverage. Royal tour of Brunei. Tunku Abdul Rahman, one of Asia's "most enlightened leaders", visits the Philippines.Tun Abdul Razak becomes PM. Emergency situation brought under control and the nucleus of an independent armed forces established. Education - school places for all, new teachers training colleges, rural trade schools, new language centre, and opening of the University of Malaya. "Bigger and better business" - tariffs, protective industrial legislation. National bank represents new financial independence. Rubber market buoyant. Tin prices improved. Top priority given to reconstruction of rural life - attempts to tackle the plague of rural indebtedness, new roads and services, electrification. 'Back to the land scheme' for urban dwellers. Visitors from abroad - the PM of Indonesia, the Sultan of Brunei, Lee Kuan Yew, Dag Hammarskjold. In new elections Tunku Abdul Rahman is returned as PM. Opening of the first parliament - the final step in the evolution of Malayan democracy. Malayan motion in UN, condemning Chinese aggression against Tibet. Sixth South East Asian Film Festival - the Shaw Brothers win the 'Golden Gong' (sic). Junior Asian Soccer Tournament. Tenth World Scout Jamboree in Philippines. Radio Malaya begins its independent career. New public works. "A year of consolidation and steady progress."