• Short Summary

    THE PEOPLE'S ACTION PARTY SECRETARY-GENERAL AND PRIME MINSTER OF SINGAPORE, MR. LEE KUAN YEW, OPENED?

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    SINGAPORE (21 NOVEMBER 1964) (REUTERS - W PHUA)

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    STREET SCENES OF SINGAPORE
    PEOPLE'S ACTION PARTY PARTY MEMBERS OUTSIDE TOWN HALL BUILDING
    PEOPLE'S ACTION PARTY SECRETARY-GENERAL AND PRIME MINSTER OF SINGAPORE, MR. LEE KUAN YEW, SPEAKING AT RALLY
    FRONT OF BUILDING WITH PARTY BANNER/ LOGO
    PRIME MINSTER OF SINGAPORE, MR. LEE KUAN YEW CUTTING RIBBON /OPENING EXHIBITION
    PRIME MINISTER LOOKING AT EXHIBITION
    PARTY POSTERS / DRAWINGS
    EXTERIOR OF BUILDING (JURONG TOWN HALL ? )
    PARTY MEMBERS INSIDE BUILDING
    PEOPLE'S ACTION PARTY SECRETARY-GENERAL AND PRIME MINSTER OF SINGAPORE, MR. LEE KUAN YEW IN PARTY MEETING
    MORE OF MEETING
    Background: THE PEOPLE'S ACTION PARTY SECRETARY-GENERAL AND PRIME MINSTER OF SINGAPORE, MR. LEE KUAN YEW, OPENED AN EXHIBITION AT THE TOWN HALL, ON NOVEMBER 21 ON THE OCCASION OF THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PARTY.

    DURING THE YEARS 1954 TO 1959, THE P.A.P., THEN IN OPPOSITION, LED THE ANTI-COLONIALIST MOVEMENT IN SINGAPORE, IN 1959, THE PARTY SWEPT TO VICTORY IN THE FIRST GENERAL ELECTIONS HELD ON THE ISLAND - AN ELECTION WHICH BROUGHT WITH IT FULL INTERNAL SELF-GOVERNMENT.

    TWO YEARS LATER, IN 1961, THE P.A.P. MET A FULL SCALE COMMUNIST CHALLENGE FROM WITHIN THE PARTY ON THE MALAYSIA ISSUE. IT WAS ABLE TO MEET AND DEFEAT THIS CHALLENGE AND IN THE 1963 GENERAL ELECTIONS, THE PARTY AGAIN SWEPT THE POLLS AND LED SINGAPORE INTO MALAYSIA IN THE SAME YEAR.

    THE P.A.P. IS REGARDED AS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST PARTY IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA; ITS PERIOD OF RULE HAS BEEN ON OF GREAT ECONOMIC PROGRESS AND STABILITY. THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY PARTY CONGRESS HELD ON NOVEMBER 22 AT THE NATIONAL THEATRE WAS THE BIGGEST POLITICAL CONVENTION EVER HELD IN SINGAPORE.

    THE PARTY IS NOW PLANNING IN WINNING GREATER POWERS THROUGHOUT THE REST OF MALAYSIA.

    IN HIS SPEECH, PRIME MINISTER LEE KUAN YEW, CALLED ON DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS TO HELP UNITE MALAYSIANS ABOVE COMMUNAL AND RELIGIOUS DIVISIONS, AND CALLED FOR THE ADOPTION OF DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM AS A RALLYING POINT AGAINST INDONESIAN CONFRONTATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1LT63TXO4I4X9L4HE9WZ1WQ9X
    Media URN:
    VLVA1LT63TXO4I4X9L4HE9WZ1WQ9X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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