• Short Summary

    MALAYSIA'S COASTLINE IN BEING REGULARLY PATROLLED BY MALAYSIAN MARINE POLICE AND BRITISH UNITS, FOLLOWING THE LANDING OF ARMED INDONESIANS IN SOUTHERN MALAYA LAST MONDAY (AUGUST 17TH).

  • Description

    MALAYSIA'S COASTLINE IN BEING REGULARLY PATROLLED BY MALAYSIAN MARINE POLICE AND BRITISH UNITS, FOLLOWING THE LANDING OF ARMED INDONESIANS IN SOUTHERN MALAYA LAST MONDAY (AUGUST 17TH).

    SO FAR MALAYSIAN SECURITY FORCES HAVE CAPTURED MORE THAN SIXTEEN OF ABOUT FORTY MEN REPORTED TO HAVE LANDED IN THICK MANGROVE SWAMP AT PONTIAN FROM AN INDONESIAN ISLAND IN THE STRAITS OF MALACCA.

    IN BRIEF ENCOUNTERS WITH THE INFILTRATORS THE MALAYSIAN FORCE HAS KILLED THREE OF THEM.

    THE BODIES OF THE MEN WERE BROUGHT TO THE PONTIAN POLICE STATION, WHICH IS THE HEADQUARTERS FOR THE SECURITY ACTION.

    THE MALAYSIAN FORCE TOOK FROM THE CAPTURED INFILTRATORS A LARGE QUANTITY OF NEW WEAPONS, AMMUNITION, AND DOCUMENTS AND MAPS OF MALAYA.

    MEANWHILE PONTIAN IS UNDER CURFEW FROM SIX IN THE EVENING TO NOON THE NEXT DAY.

    THE MALAYSIAN AND BRITISH NAVAL UNITS ARE KEEPING A PARTICULAR WATCH ON THE RHIO ISLANDS, AN INDONESIAN GROUP A FEW MILES FROM SINGAPORE.

    IN THE PAST, TRADING BOATS FROM THE RHIO ISLANDS AND SUMATRA HAVE BEEN DISCOVERED TRYING TO SMUGGLE IN ARMS EXPLOSIVES AND SABOTEURS INTO MALAYSIA.

    DESPITE A BAN ON ALL INDONESIAN TRADING BOATS LAST THURSDAY (AUGUST 13) BY THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT, A FEW BOATS HAVE TRIED TO ENTER MALAYSIAN WATERS.

    THEY WERE INTERCEPTED BY THE MARINE POLICE, AND THE TRADERS WHO REFUSED TO TURN BACK WERE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.

    THE MARINE POLICE ARE ALSO PATROLLING THE COASTLINE OF SABAH, THE FORMER BRITISH NORTH BORNEO. BOATS HEADING FOR THE COAST ARE SEARCHED BEFORE THEY'RE ALLOWED TO PROCEED.

    THE MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER, TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN, BACK TODAY, (AUGUST 20TH), FROM A THREE DAY TRIP TO SINGAPORE, TOLD REPORTERS THE SITUATION IN THE PONTIAN AREA WAS NOW VERY MUCH UNDER CONTROL AND ADDED: "SO FAR AS I KNOW NEARLY ALL THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ROUNDED UP, ALTHOUGH THERE MAY BE A FEW STILL WANDERING IN THE AREA OR DYING IN THE SWAMPS".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA14B9EYKMUX69MGZY3OXV6QUGM
    Media URN:
    VLVA14B9EYKMUX69MGZY3OXV6QUGM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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