• Short Summary

    AT THE MERDEKA (INDEPENDENCE) STADIUM IN KUALA LUMPUR, THE PARAMOUNT RULER OF MALAYA IS INSPECTING A PARADE OF MALAYAN SOLDIERS AS PART OF THE SOVEREIGN'S 64TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS.

  • Description

    AT THE MERDEKA (INDEPENDENCE) STADIUM IN KUALA LUMPUR, THE PARAMOUNT RULER OF MALAYA IS INSPECTING A PARADE OF MALAYAN SOLDIERS AS PART OF THE SOVEREIGN'S 64TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS.

    SOME TWENTY THOUSAND PEOPLE PACKED THE STADIUM TO WITNESS THE CELEBRATIONS AND PAY THEIR LOYALTY TO HIS MAJESTY.

    AMONG THE THOUSANDS OF VISITORS WERE MINISTERS OF THE MALAYAN CABINET IN THEIR OFFICIAL UNIFORM.

    RESPLENDENT IN ROYAL YELLOW NATIONAL COSTUME AND MATCHING HEAD-DRESS, TUANKU (TOO-AAN-KOO) SIR ABDUL RAHMAN, UNIQUE IN HIS STATUS AS AN ELECTED RULER, SAW THE IMPRESSIVE GROWTH OF THE ARMED FORCES OF HIS COUNTRY IN ITS TWO YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE.

    AS THE KING RETURNED TO THE DAIS, A FANFARE WAS SOUNDED THE SIGNAL FOR THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE TROOPING OF THE COLOUR.

    THE CENTRAL BAND OF THE ROYAL MALAY REGIMENT MARCHED FAST SLOWLY, ADDING MUSICAL ROMP AND PAGEANTRY TO THE IMPRESSIVE CEREMONY.

    THEN FOLLOWED THE TROOPING THE COLOUR CEREMONY DONE ON THE SAME LINES AS THE CEREMONY IN ENGLAND, MALAYA THIS YEAR TROOPED THE COLOUR OF THE 3RD. BATTALION, THE ROYAL MALAY REGIMENT. THE COLOUR WAS PRESENTED SEVER FEARS AGO BY GENERAL (NOW FIELD MARSHAL) SIR GERALD TEMPLER, THEN BRITISH COMMISSIONER OF MALAYA.

    THE DETACHMENT THEN ARCHED SLOWLY AND SOLEMNLY -- A TINE TURNOUT IN PRECISION MARCHING.

    THE PARAMOUNT RULER TOOK THE SALUTE AS THE COLOUR WAS DIPPED BY A LIEUTENANT OF THE ROYAL MALAY REGIMENT WHEN HE PASSED THE ROYAL DAIS. THE CROWD STOOD TO ATTENTION.

    FOLLOWED THE QUICK MARCH-PAST MARKING THE END OF AN IMPRESSIVE AND COLOURFUL CEREMONY IN THE MALAYAN CAPITAL OF KUALA LUMPUR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA144BJCZY2ZMAWA2YFI8JCMQGW
    Media URN:
    VLVA144BJCZY2ZMAWA2YFI8JCMQGW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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