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    THE DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT, MR. E.G. WHITLAM, TODAY (SATURDAY)?

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    THE DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT, MR. E.G. WHITLAM, TODAY (SATURDAY) CALLED ON THE SINGAPORE PRIME MINISTER, MR. LEE KUAN YEW.

    ACCOMPANIED BY HIS SECRETARY, MR. JOHN MENADUE, MR. WHITLAM AND MR. LEE WERE SAID TO HAVE DISCUSSED THE VIETNAM CONFLICT AND OTHER SOUTH-EAST ASIAN AFFAIRS. THEIR TALKS LASTED FOR ONE HOUR.

    MR. WHITLAM ARRIVED IN SINGAPORE YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) FROM THE MALAYSIAN CAPITAL OF KUALA LUMPUR; AFTER HIS TOUR OF INDONESIA. LATER, HE VISITED THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE PEOPLE'S ACTION PARTY, THE REIGNING PARTY OF THE REPUBLIC.

    THE INDONESIAN EMBASSY, BUILT IN 1962 AT A COST OF $4-MILLION MALAYSIAN (ABOUT GBP470-THOUSAND STERLING), ATTRACTED THE ATTENTION OF MR. WHITLAM. IT HAS BEEN UNOCCUPIED FOR THE PAST FOUR YEARS SINCE INDONESIA LAUNCHED CONFRONTATION AGAINST MALAYSIA.

    ITS TYPICAL INDONESIAN ARCHITECTURE IS A TOURIST ATTRACTION. ONLY A FEW INTRICATELY-DESIGNED MURALS ARE STILL ON THE EXTERIOR WALL WHILE OTHERS ??? AWAY BY THE RAIN AND SUN.

    AT PRESENT, THE EMBASSY IS BEING LOOKED AFTER BY A WATCHMAN. IT WILL BE GIVEN BACK TO THE INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT ONCE DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS ARE RESUMED BETWEEN THE TWO NATIONS. THIS IS EXPECTED TO COME ABOUT SOON FOLLOWING INDONESIA'S RECOGNITION OF THE REPUBLIC LAST MONTH.

    LATER TODAY, MR. WHITLAM LEFT FOR SOUTH VIETNAM FOR A WEEK'S VISIT. WHILE THERE, HE'LL INSPECT AUSTRALIAN SERVICEMEN AND ASSESS THE OVERALL POLITICAL AND MILITARY POSITIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1BO5B43LL8U3N3ZWYQZS4B9AS
    Media URN:
    VLVA1BO5B43LL8U3N3ZWYQZS4B9AS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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