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Southeast Asia / Reagans, Economy #309659

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 01, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Nancy Reagan's activities in Bali, Indonesia, today described, shown. President Reagan's self-professed objectives for Tokyo summit noted.

(Kuala Lampur, Malaysia: Bob Simon) S.E. Asia's economy growth contradicting United States domino theory used as basis of its military presence in Vietnam examined; scenes shown. Past communist threats to region reviewed. [Brookings Institution spokesperson Lawrence KRAUSE - notes economy promises defeated insurgencies.] [Singapore trade minister B.G. LEE - explains government's approach.] [Former assistant secretary state Robert HORMATS - notes Vietnam's use as example to Pacific basin of what not to become.] [Malaysian deputy foreign minister Abdul KADIR - cites impact on S.E. Asia govts. of United States protectionist legislature] Interdependence of political stability and econs. considered.

Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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