• Short Summary

    INDONESIA'S HIGHEST LEGISLATURE, THE PROVISIONAL PEOPLE'S CONSULTATIVE CONGRESS, MET IN DJAKARTA YESTERDAY (MONDAY) UNDER A HEAVY ARMED GUARD.

  • Description

    INDONESIA'S HIGHEST LEGISLATURE, THE PROVISIONAL PEOPLE'S CONSULTATIVE CONGRESS, MET IN DJAKARTA YESTERDAY (MONDAY) UNDER A HEAVY ARMED GUARD.

    THE CONGRESS HAS 530 MEMBERS, AND ITS MEETING IS DUE TO LAST UNTIL JULY 4.

    THE CONGRESS IS EXPECTED TO PROVIDE POLICY LINES TO BRING INDONESIA BACK TO CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT.

    THE KEY ISSUES WILL BE TO DEFINE THE STATUS OF PRESIDENT SUKARNO, REVIEW HIS RECENT DECREES, BRING ABOUT GENERAL ELECTIONS, AND SETTLE THE CURRENT DISPUTE WITH MALAYSIA.

    THE LAST GENERAL ELECTIONS IN INDONESIA WERE IN 1955.

    A HEAVY GUARD WAS MOUNTED AROUND THE BUNGKARNO SPORTS COMPLEX IN DJAKARTA TO PREVENT INCIDENT AT THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE CONGRESS.

    THE OPENING SESSION WAS ATTENDED BY SENIOR MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS IN DJAKARTA, AND STUDENT ORGANISATIONS IN INDONESIA, WHICH CAMPAIGNED FOR THE CONGRESS TO BE HELD, HAVE BEEN GRANTED OBSERVER STATUS.

    THE CONGRESS TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) WILL BE ADDRESSED BY PRESIDENT SUKARNO, WHO WILL GIVE AN ACCOUNT OF HIS POLICIES DURING THE PAST FEW YEARS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1EFZT38LF85NO53UKYMKALOHS
    Media URN:
    VLVA1EFZT38LF85NO53UKYMKALOHS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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