• Short Summary

    Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, leader of the victorious People's Action Party, was filmed by VISNEWS,?

  • Description

    1.
    ENTRANCE TO GOVERNMENT HOUSE.


    2.
    CROWDS OUTSIDE GOVERNMENT HOUSE.


    3.
    MR. LEE KUAN YEW ARRIVES AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE.


    4.
    PRESS AND CAMERAMEN.


    5.
    C.U. LEE KUAN YEW IN MERCEDES-BENZ.


    6.
    L.S. LEE KUAN YEW DRIVING INTO GOVERNMENT HOUSE.


    7.
    CROWD OUTSIDE GOVERNMENT HOUSE.


    8.
    C.U. CROWDS.


    9.
    M.S. POLICE COMMISSIONER, A. E. G. BLADES.


    10.
    C.U. K. C. LEE.


    11.
    M.S. CHANGING GUARD AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE.


    12.
    LEE KUAN YEW DRIVING AWAY FROM GOVERNMENT HOUSE.


    13.
    CROWD AROUND LEE KUAN YEW'S CAR.


    14.
    LEE KUAN YEW HOLDS SHORT CONFERENCE OUTSIDE ENTRANCE TO GOVERNMENT HOUSE.


    15.
    C.U. LEE KUAN YEW - SMILING.


    16.
    LEE KUAN YEW TALKING TO PRESSMEN AND REPORTERS.


    17.
    LEE KUAN YEW LEAVING GOVERNMENT HOUSE.


    18.
    CROWDS LEAVING GOVERNMENT HOUSE.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, leader of the victorious People's Action Party, was filmed by VISNEWS, June 1, as he went to Government House for discussions with Singapore Governor, Sir William Goode. The release of 8 PAP members detained under the security ordinance was on the agenda.

    PAP won 43 of the 51 Singapore Assembly seats and will take office soon. Mr. Kee had refused to form a government - newly independent Singapore's first - until his party members had been released. After consultation with the British Government, Sir William Goode said they would be freed on June 4.

    The left-wing PAP Government will be responsible for all policy except defence and foreign affairs. The latter two are the British Government's responsibility.

    The large crowd outside Government House gave Mr. Lee the Merdeka, or Freedom salute. While they waited for him to re-appear the guard outside was changed.

    Negotiations over Mr. Lee left the Governor and held a short Press conference.

    Sir William Goode, last governor of Singapore, was sworn in, June 3, as Yang di Pertuan Negara, the title of Singapore's Head of State under the new constitution.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA29ERIFC6VW4P8PWUR22IQ31R1
    Media URN:
    VLVA29ERIFC6VW4P8PWUR22IQ31R1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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