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Malaysia Announces Expulsion of Israeli Official; Yields to Arabs

January 14, 1966
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Malaysian Prime Minister Tanki Abdul Rahman today announced in Kuala Lampur the expulsion of an Israeli trade official and hinted strongly it was because of Arab pressure.

The official is Moshe Yegar, 35. He headed the Interasia Trading Co., Ltd., half-owned by the Israel Government. He was the only Israeli official allowed to live in the mainly Moslem nation. The Prime Minister told reporters that Mr. Yegar “was indulging in polities and if he was to carry on, we would be embarrassed. We do not want to be quarreling with the Arab countries.”

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