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King Swings in Malaya


Everybody who's anybody in Kuala Lumpur is playing golf these days, for nowhere is the ancient Scottish rite proliferating with more passion (if less form) than in Malaya's capital. Each morning the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, or King (right), arrives at the Selangor Club course in his Rolls at 7 a.m. and soon is out swinging away. Within the hour the course is mobbed with cabinet ministers, civil servants, diplomats and businessmen. One recent round on the links resulted in a state visit, an international agreement and a sizable sale of surplus war matériel.

King-sized swing, like that of the monarch, is demonstrated above by another Malayan notable, Prime Minister Prince Abdul Rahman, as he indulges the nation's mania for golf with Britain's Duncan Sandys.