• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT IS STILL AWAITING INDONESIA'S REPLY TO AN URGENT NOTE ASKING IT WHEN BRITISH FIRMS SEIZED LAST WEEK WILL BE RETURNED TO THEIR OWNERS.

  • Description

    THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT IS STILL AWAITING INDONESIA'S REPLY TO AN URGENT NOTE ASKING IT WHEN BRITISH FIRMS SEIZED LAST WEEK WILL BE RETURNED TO THEIR OWNERS.THE FIRMS -- WITH OIL, RUBBER AND TRADING ASSETS VALUED AT OVER 150 MILLION -- WERE TAKEN OVER BY INDONESIAN LEFT-WING LABOUR UNIONS FOLLOWING ANTI-MALAYSIA DEMONSTRATIONS.

    PRESIDENT SUKARNO HAS SINCE ORDERED THAT BRITISH ENTERPRISES BE TAKEN INTO "PROTECTIVE CUSTODY" BY GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS "IN THE INTERESTS OF THEIR OWN SAFETY".A SENIOR INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN.LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SUDARMONO, SAID ON SATURDAY (SEPT 21) THAT NATIONALISATION OF BRITISH FIRMS IS OUT OF THE QUESTION AT PRESENT.BUT IT IS THIS VERY PHRASE -- "AT PRESENT" -- WHICH IS CAUSING GREAT CONCERN.

    BRITISH BUSINESSMEN IN DJAKARTA SAY THE TAKE-OVERS APPEAR TO BE PATTERNED ON THE ANTI-DUTCH ACTION OF 1957, WHICH LED TO A BREAK IN DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH THE NETHERLANDS.THE SEIZURES, FOLLOWING AS THEY DID THE BURNING OF THE BRITISH EMBASSY, HAVE ALREADY CAUSED INTERNATIONAL REPERCUSSIONS.THE UNITED STATES HAS MADE IT PLAIN THAT ITS FOREIGN AID IS ONLY GIVEN TO OTHER GOVERNMENTS "WHEN THEY BEHAVE SENSIBLY IN INTERNATIONAL MATTERS."
    AMONG THE ENTERPRISES TAKEN OVER WERE J.A.WATTIE AND COMPANY, WHICH OWNS 35 PLANTATIONS; THE OCEAN INSURANCE COMPANY; DUNLOP RUBBER COMPANY; AND HARRISONS AND CROSSFIELD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA15KV5EDTD0NZD56IS5UMIQ0GU
    Media URN:
    VLVA15KV5EDTD0NZD56IS5UMIQ0GU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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