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As the facts in the real history of Malaya/Malaysia stand, the first prime minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj adopted very pro-West foreign policies during his leadership from 1957 to 1970.

Some argue that it was due to his personal education, lifestyle and 'friendly' connections in Britain; others think suggest that, as the top leader at that period in time, he did not have a choice personally.

Given the then prevailing domestic situations and external circumstances, he had to do what he did in 'the best interest' of the country because while Malaya was born in the midst of an internal insurgency with the uprising of the Malayan communists, the external environment was also defined by the Cold War that witnessed an almost uninterrupted series of communist gains in China, the Korean peninsula, Indochina and Indonesia, from the late 1949 onwards.

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