• Short Summary

    IN THE MALAYSIAN STATES OF SABAH AND SARAWAK, MILLIONS OF LEAFLETS OFFERING SURRENDER TERMS TO SUBVERSIVE ELEMENTS WERE DROPPED BY HELICOPTER ON SATURDAY IN JUNGLE AREAS AND REMOTE TOWNS AND VILLAGES.

  • Description

    IN THE MALAYSIAN STATES OF SABAH AND SARAWAK, MILLIONS OF LEAFLETS OFFERING SURRENDER TERMS TO SUBVERSIVE ELEMENTS WERE DROPPED BY HELICOPTER ON SATURDAY IN JUNGLE AREAS AND REMOTE TOWNS AND VILLAGES. THE OPERATION WAS CODE NAMED "HOPE".

    THE OPERATION IS BEING CONCENTRATED IN SARAWAK BECAUSE IT'S THE CENTRE OF WHAT'S BELIEVED TO BE THE MOST SUBVERSIVE ORGANISATION IN MALAYSIA, WITH A MEMBERSHIP OF AT LEAST 2,000. MOST OF THE MEMBERS ARE CLAIMED TO BE CHINESE COMING FROM THE REMOTE VILLAGES NEAR THE INDONESIA BORDER.

    SIGNED BY THE MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER, TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN, THE LEAFLETS SAY: "THOSE OF YOU WHO GENUINELY DESIRE TO GIVE UP THE STRUGGLE AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE HELPED TO REGAIN YOUR FREEDOM AND REJOIN YOUR FAMILY." ON THE REVERSE SIDE OF THE LEAFLETS IS A SAFE CONDUCT PASS WHICH REQUESTS THE PUBLIC TO HELP THE BEARER REPORT TO THE AUTHORITIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2A1N0RRV0PHKVAJHHURY2OKJS
    Media URN:
    VLVA2A1N0RRV0PHKVAJHHURY2OKJS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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