HC Deb 27 January 1964 vol 688 c8W
47. Mr. A. Henderson

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Malaysia is to be designated as a State involving the implementation of Article 4 of the South East Asia Treaty 1954 in the event of armed attack against Malaysian territory.

Mr. R. A. Butler

No. Designation has to be unanimous and it is most unlikely that unanimity would be forthcoming in present circumstances, even if this proposal were acceptable to the Government of Malaysia.