Mr G.H. Addison, Curator, Botanic Gardens, Singapore was compulsorily retired under the Singapore Government’s policy of malayanisation and left Singapore on April 22, 1959, for the United Kingdom after 21 years service. His future plans are as yet uncertain. The Gardens will have no replacement for him for some considerable time. Mr José Agama retired from For. Dept. North Borneo on June 8, 1957, at the age of 68 years, after 42 years service with the Department (Mal. For. 20, 1957, 180).