HC Deb 01 March 1965 vol 707 cc170-1W
53. Mr. Ensor

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will make a statement on the latest developments in the Malaysian situation.

Mr. M. Stewart

Indonesian attacks on Malaysia slackened somewhat during January, but there have been a number of incidents, including a landing on the Malaysian mainland, during the past two weeks.

The Tunku has repeatedly stated that he would welcome any move likely to bring about a peaceful settlement of the problem, provided that Malaysia is not expected to negotiate under duress. Her Majesty's Government have made it clear that they also would welcome any move that offered a genuine prospect of restoring peace on a basis which ensured respect for Malaysia's independence and territorial integrity.