Progress at the first IGC meet
Published on: Thursday, October 25, 1962
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NORTH BORNEO NEWS & SABAH TIMES - (Thursday, October 25, 1962) - JESSELTON, Wed - Both the Chairman and the Deputy Chairman of the Malaysia Inter-Governmental Committee said today that they were satisfied with the progress which has been made at the first full meeting at the committee.

Lord Lansdowne and Tun Abdul Razak did not give a Press Conference but before they left on this afternoon’s Viscount they told the Press at Jesselton Airport that good progress had been made at the meetings held on 22nd and 23rd October, and they would be back for the meeting planned for 22nd November. 

Tun Razak said in reply to a question that all looked well for the future. He thought that the formation of the Alliance was a great step forward: “The future of this country with Malaya depends on the harmony of the races” said the Acting Prime Minister of the Federation of Malaya. 

“The races must feel that they are members of one community and one nation. We hope with Malaysia that they will all feel as one with us”. 

Lord Lansdowne, Minister of State for Colonial Affairs said “I feel that this first meeting has got off to a good start. There was a very good atmosphere and spirit of co-operation. I shall be back towards the end of November for the next meeting”. 

The delegates were seen off by His Excellency the Governor and Lady Goode, Sir John Martin, the Chief Secretary, the Hon R. N. Turner, the Hon Donald Stephens, Dato Abdul Aziz bin Haji Abdul Majid and other Malayan delegates who are remaining in Jesselton, Mr H. P. Hall and the Under Secretary (Malaysia) Mr, W. S. Holley. 

Mr Gordon Smith and Mr West also left for the United Kingdom, and Dato Sir James Thomson, Mr C. M. Sheridan, Mr R. J. C. Wait, Mr G. W. Gould and Inche Long bin Ngah for Malaya. 

Returning to Brunei were the two Brunei Government observers at the meeting: Dato Setia Pengiran Haji Mohd Yusuf bin Pengiran Haji Abdul Rahim, Deputy State Secretary and the Honourable Tuan Haji Jamil bin Padin Udana Khatib Haji Umar, Director of the Language and Literature Bureau.

The Financial Secretaries of North Borneo and Sarawak also left on the MAL Viscount to attend the Currency Board conference in Singapore tomorrow.

The Leader of the Sarawak delegation, the Hon F. D. Jakeway, left by an RAF “Pembroke” this morning with the Hon P. S. H. Pike QC and Mr G. A. T. Shaw. Others who left this afternoon were the Hon Dato Bandar, the Hon Ling Beng Siew, the Hon Chia Chin Shin and the Chief Justice Sir John Ainley.

Lord Lansdowne entered the aircraft carrying native handicrafts which he had purchased at the Local Handicrafts Shop which is run at the Airport by members of the Corona Society.


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