• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT SUKARNO HAS SAID THAT MOST AFRO-ASIAN COUNTRIES DO NOT WANT MALAYSIA IN THE SECOND AFRO-ASIAN CONFERENCE IN ALGIERS NEXT MONTH.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT SUKARNO HAS SAID THAT MOST AFRO-ASIAN COUNTRIES DO NOT WANT MALAYSIA IN THE SECOND AFRO-ASIAN CONFERENCE IN ALGIERS NEXT MONTH. AT A BIG RALLY IN DJAKARTA STADIUM YESTERDAY (SUNDAY), THE INDONESIAN LEADER DECLARED: "IF COUNTRIES ARE PRO-MALAYSIA THEY HAD BETTER STAY OUTSIDE AFRO-ASIA. I CAN SAY THAT MOST OF THE AFRO-ASIAN COUNTRIES DO NOT WANT TO HAVE MALAYSIA IN."
    THE MASS MEETING, ATTENDED BY 100,000 PEOPLE, WAS HELD TO CELEBRATE THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INDONESIAN COMMUNIST PARTY (PKI). THOUSANDS OF PARTY SUPPORTERS ARRIVED AT THE STADIUM ON SATURDAY AFTER A MARATHON RELAY MARCH WHICH STARTED FROM THE ISLAND OF BALI ON MAY 5.

    ABOUT ONE MILLION MEMBERS OF THE PKI WERE INVOLVED IN WHAT WAS CALLED "THE LONG MARCH". IT WAS CARRIED OUT IN RELAYS; AS THE SUPPORTERS REACHED SELECTED TOWNS AND VILLAGES IN EAST, CENTRAL AND WEST JAVA SO THEY WERE REPLACED BY FRESH MARCHERS. THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE PROCESSION VARIED FROM 500 TO SEVERAL THOUSAND DEPENDING ON THE SIZE OF THE LOCALITIES WHERE THE CHANGES WERE MADE.

    THE ROUTE COVERED ABOUT ONE THOUSAND MILES (ABOUT 1,600 KILOMETRES) AND ENDED IN DJAKARTA ON SATURDAY NIGHT. THE LAST SECTION OF THE MARCH CAME FROM BOGOR 45 MILES FROM THE CAPITAL. THE MARCHERS CARRIED A PKI EMBLEM AND A RED FLAG BEARING A GOLD HAMMER AND SICKLE WHICH THEY PRESENTED TO PRESIDENT SUKARNO AT SUNDAY'S RALLY.

    SEVERAL THOUSAND PEOPLE, UNABLE TO GET INTO THE STADIUM FOR YESTERDAY'S MEETING, STOOD OUTSIDE LISTENING TO RALLY SPEECHES AND MASSED BANDS AND CHOIRS.

    COMMUNIST DELEGATIONS FROM EIGHT OVERSEAS COUNTRIES - THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC, THE SOVIET UNION, ALBANIA, JAPAN, NORTH KOREA, CUBA, RUMANIA AND NORTH VIETNAM - WERE IN DJAKARTA FOR THE CELEBRATIONS.

    THE INDONESIAN COMMUNIST PARTY - ONE OF THE OLDEST AND LARGEST COMMUNIST PARTIES IN THE WORLD - CLAIMS THREE MILLION MEMBERS AND UP TO 20 MILLION SYMPATHISERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1PD7LVR2O1IQ3OPC62AWJZSHW
    Media URN:
    VLVA1PD7LVR2O1IQ3OPC62AWJZSHW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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