• Short Summary

    A NEW KIND OF BATTLE WITH THE COMMUNISTS WOULD SOON BE FOUGHT IN SINGAPORE AND THE ELECTION RESULTS WOULD BE A DECISIVE STAGE OF THE STRUGGLE, THE PRIME MINISTER, MR.

  • Description

    LS. PEOPLE'S ACTION PARTY RALLY

    MLS. CROWD

    MS. PREMIER LEE SPEAKING, BACKDROP P.A.P. SYMBOL

    MS. CROWD LISTENING INTENTLY

    MCU. PREMIER LEE

    LS LIM KEAN SIEW, SOCIALIST FRONT SECRETARY-GENERAL

    MLS CROWD

    CU. T.T. RAJAH, LEGAL ADVISER TO BARISAN SOSIALIS

    LS CROWD

    MLS. ALLIANCE RALLY

    MS CANDIDATE SPEAKING

    LS CROWD

    MLS. UNITED PEOPLE'S PARTY RALLY (TWO SHOTS)

    MS. SCHOOL CHILDREN
    Background: A NEW KIND OF BATTLE WITH THE COMMUNISTS WOULD SOON BE FOUGHT IN SINGAPORE AND THE ELECTION RESULTS WOULD BE A DECISIVE STAGE OF THE STRUGGLE, THE PRIME MINISTER, MR.LEE KUAN YEW, SAID IN HIS SECOND CAMPAIGN SPEECH ON SEPTEMBER 18 IN THE BUSY COMMERCIAL CENTRE.

    WITH THE WHOLE SQUARE FILLED WITH WHITE-COLLAR WORKERS AT LUNCH-HOUR, PREMIER LEE LAUNCHED INTO AN ANALYSIS OF THE FIGHT WITH THE COMMUNISTS AND THE TACTICS USED BY THE BARISAN SOSIALIS (MAIN OPPOSITION TO THE GOVERNMENT) IN THE COMING GENERAL ELECTION ON SEPTEMBER 21.

    THE PRIME MINISTER SAID THAT THE INTERNAL SECURITY COUNCIL HAD TWICE TRIED TO PROSCRIBE THE BARISAN SOSIALIS.THE FIRST WAS IN DECEMBER AND AGAIN IN FEBRUARY AT A MEETING WHICH DECIDED ON THE MASS ARRESTS OF PRO-COMMUNIST ELEMENTS.

    ABOUT TWO HUNDRED YARDS AWAY, BARISAN SOSIALIS LEADER CROWD THEY WILL CONSIDER RESTORING PAY CUTS TO CIVIL SERVANTS AFTER IT HAD GOT BACK THE $150 MILLION LOAN GIVEN TO THE BORNEO TERRITORIES UNDER THE MALAYSIA AGREEMENT.THIRTEEN LEFT -WING LEADERS OF THE SOCIALIST FRONT OF MALAYA ARE ASSISTING AT BARISAN SOSIALIS RALLIES.

    THE SINGAPORE ALLIANCE PREDICTED THAT 47 PERCENT OF THE VOTES THAT WENT TO THE RIGHT-WING PARTIES IN THE 1959 ELECTIONS WOULD GO TO THE ALLIANCE THIS TIME.THE 51 PERCENT WHICH WENT TO THE PEOPLE;S ACTION PARTY IN 1959 WOULD BE SPLIT.

    MEANWHILE, THE UNITED PEOPLE'S PARTY, WHOSE LEADER, MR.ONG ENG GUAN, FORMER MAYOR OF SINGAPORE, ACCUSED THE PEOPLE'S ACTION PARTY AND THE BARISAN SOSIALIS JOINTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE "PRESENT OF CHINESE" EDUCATION IN THE STATE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA15QVMMWP5KOW5DM2KZX3F008J
    Media URN:
    VLVA15QVMMWP5KOW5DM2KZX3F008J
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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