• Short Summary

    THE PROPOSED CONFEDERATION OF THE BORNEO TERRITORIES, SINGAPORE AND MALAYA - TO BE CALLED MALAYSIA - IS CAUSING CONTROVERSY IN THE AREA.

  • Description

    THE PROPOSED CONFEDERATION OF THE BORNEO TERRITORIES, SINGAPORE AND MALAYA - TO BE CALLED MALAYSIA - IS CAUSING CONTROVERSY IN THE AREA.THE SULTAN OF BORNEO CONVENED A COMMISSION ON MALAYSIA; AND HUNDREDS OF DELEGATES CROWDED THE OPENING SESSION IN THE BRUNEI LEGISLATIVE CHAMBERS, JAN 27.

    WHILE THERE IS WIDESPREAD SUPPORT FOR A CONFEDERATION, SOME PEOPLE - NOTABLY AMONG THE LARGE CHINESE POPULATION - ADVOCATE A FEDERATION OF THE BORNEO TERRITORIES FIRST.IN BORNEO, THE POWERFUL SULTAN FAVOURS MALAYSIA; BUT THREE OF THE POLITICAL PARTIES IN THE COLONY OPPOSE IT.

    BRUNEI'S CHIEF MINISTER, DAT SETIA MARSAL, IN OPENING THE CONFERENCE, POINTED OUT THAT NEXT MONTH A COMMISSION APPOINTED JOINTLY BY MALAYA AND BRITAIN WOULD VISIT BORNEO TO DISCOVER WHETHER OR NOT MALAYSIA WAS THE WISH OF THE PEOPLE.THE CURRENT SESSIONS, HE SAID, WOULD BE A VALUABLE GUIDE.

    IT WAS OBVIOUS FROM THE START THAT MANY BORNEO PEOPLE HAVE THEIR DOUBTS ABOUT MALAYSIA AT THIS STAGE."INDEPENDENCE BEFORE MALAYSIA" HAS BECOME A POPULAR SLOGAN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1YXDZ5K5A6SOMM12NT8KAG9ZM
    Media URN:
    VLVA1YXDZ5K5A6SOMM12NT8KAG9ZM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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