• Short Summary

    THIS IS THE TOWN OF LUNDU IN SARAWAK IN EASTERN MALAYSIA WHERE COMMUNISTS HAVE ALREADY ALLEGEDLY BEEN ATTEMPTING TO SET UP A BASE FOR THEIR OPERATIONS.

  • Description

    THIS IS THE TOWN OF LUNDU IN SARAWAK IN EASTERN MALAYSIA WHERE COMMUNISTS HAVE ALREADY ALLEGEDLY BEEN ATTEMPTING TO SET UP A BASE FOR THEIR OPERATIONS. WITH INDONESIAN CONFRONTATION COMING TO AN END SARAWAK'S GREATEST THREAT COMES FROM THE COMMUNISTS. AROUND MT. GARDING HUNDREDS OF COMMUNISTS ARE BELIEVED TO BE HIDING. THIS IS AN EXTENSIVE JUNGLE AREA BETWEEN LUNDU AND SEMATAN, ON THE COAST, WHERE SARAWAK COMMUNISTS ARE BEING BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN ACTIVE. IT HAS A LONG BORDER WITH INDONESIA AND HAS BEEN THE SCENE OF MANY BORDER INCURSIONS.

    WEST-INDONESIAN CONFRONTATION BEGAN COMMUNIST LEADERS IN SARAWAK REPORTEDLY SENT NEARLY TWO-THOUSAND YOUTHS OVER THE BORDER FOR GUERRILLA TRAINING BY THE INDONESIANS. THEY HAVE NOW STARTED TO COME BACK TO SARAWAK. THE SITUATION IS NOW APPROACHING THE TWELVE YEAR-LONG MALAYAN EMERGENCY IN SOME AREAS.

    OVER THE LUNDU AREA THOUSANDS OF LEAFLETS IN ENGLISH, CHINESE AND ROMANISED MALAY HAVE BEEN AIRDROPPED. THE LEAFLETS CONTAIN A FINAL WARNING FROM THE CHIEF MINISTER OF SARAWAK BEFORE SECURITY OPERATIONS ARE INCREASED.

    SECURITY FORCES, IN RECENT OPERATIONS, CAPTURED FOUR ARMED COMMUNISTS HIDING IN A CAVE. FROM THE VILLAGES SCORES OF SUSPECTS WERE TAKEN TO POLICE STATIONS FOR INTERROGATIONS.

    IN ANOTHER RECENT OPERATION SECURITY FORCES CAPTURED OR KILLED SEVEN AND RECOVERED CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF ARMS AND EQUIPPED. VIGOROUS FOLLOW-UP OPERATIONS ARE BEING LAUNCHED.

    A LARGE NUMBER OF POSTERS IN ENGLISH, CHINESE AND ROMANISED MALAY, CALLING ATTENTION TO THE REWARDS FOR USEFUL INFORMATION HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT.

    MEANWHILE THE MALAYSIAN CABINET HAS DECIDED TO GIVE A SURRENDER OFFER TO THE ANTI-GOVERNMENT FORCES IN SABAH AND SARAWAK BEFORE STEPPING UP MILITARY AND POLICE ACTION AGAINST THEM. THIS WILL BE SIMILAR TO THE OFFER MADE DURING THE TWELVE YEAR MALAYAN EMERGENCY WHICH ENDED SIX YEARS AGO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2HABF7ILX3V5FQLRA7RSWURQX
    Media URN:
    VLVA2HABF7ILX3V5FQLRA7RSWURQX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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