• Short Summary

    THE PEOPLE'S REGIONAL COUNCIL OF WEST IRIAN TOOK THE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE TO INDONESIA AT A SWEARING-IN CEREMONY IN KOTA BARU, FORMERLY HOLLANDIA, LAST WEEK.

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    THE PEOPLE'S REGIONAL COUNCIL OF WEST IRIAN TOOK THE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE TO INDONESIA AT A SWEARING-IN CEREMONY IN KOTA BARU, FORMERLY HOLLANDIA, LAST WEEK.

    INCLUDING THREE MEMBER OF THE FORMER REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL APPOINTED BY THE DUTCH TWO YEARS AGO, THE COUNCIL WAS INSTALLED AT THE HILLTOP MANSION, ONCE OCCUPIED BY THE DUTCH GOVERNOR.

    IT IS COMPOSED OF 38 APPOINTED REPRESENTATIVES FROM 18 PROVINCIAL DISTRICTS AND "FUNCTIONAL GROUPS" - WOMEN'S AND YOUTH ORGANISATIONS, OFFICE WORKERS, RELIGIOUS AND LABOUR GROUPS, AND THE ARMED FORCES.

    DOCTOR SUBANDRIO, THE INDONESIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, NAMED FIVE APPOINTEES TO THE INDONESIAN PARLIAMENT, AND SIX TO THE PEOPLE'S CONSULTIVE CONGRESS, WHICH IS AN ADVISORY BOARD TO PRESIDENT SUKARNO. HE ALSO READ A MESSAGE FROM THE INDONESIAN PRESIDENT TO THE PAPUAN PEOPLE, AND TOLD THEM THAT A "LARGE SUM HAD BEEN BUDGETED FOR BUILDING UP WEST IRIAN DURING THE YEAR. FOOD AND CLOTHING FOR THE PEOPLE WAS THE FIRST CONCERN OF THE INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT," HE SAID.

    MR ELIZIER BONAY WAS SWORN IN AS THE NEW GOVERNOR OF WEST IRIAN. HE HAD ANNOUNCED EARLIER THAT HE COULD NOT TAKE UP RESIDENCE AT THE FORMER GOVERNOR'S MANSION BUT REMAIN "ONE OF THE PEOPLE". THE HOUSE WOULD BECOME A STATE GUEST HOUSE FOR VISITING DIPLOMATS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA18OHRZQUMIG9OAM148BHBYF0S
    Media URN:
    VLVA18OHRZQUMIG9OAM148BHBYF0S
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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