797.00_5-2162: Report on the annual congress of the Malayan Socialist Front
American Embassy Kuala Lumpur informed Department of State of the Malayan Socialist Front 4th Annual Congress held on 13 May. The Socialist Front is considered to be Communist infiltrated. Secretary General Lim Kean Siew's speech warned of dangers of communalism and criticised Alliance, PPP, and United Democratic Party for their appeals to racist sentiments. Ishak bin Haji Mohammed, Chairman of the Front and Ahmad Boestamam, Chairman of Party Rakyat also addressed the meeting. The meeting was poorly attended and the audience apathetic. Text of Lim Kean Siew's speech is enclosed.
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