• Short Summary

    THE GOVERNOR OF SARAWAK, SIR ALEXANDER WADDELL, OPENED THE BINTULU DISTRICT COUNCIL OFFICE IN SARAWAK, BORNEO, ON MARCH 21.

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    THE GOVERNOR OF SARAWAK, SIR ALEXANDER WADDELL, OPENED THE BINTULU DISTRICT COUNCIL OFFICE IN SARAWAK, BORNEO, ON MARCH 21. BINTULU IS A SMALL TOWNSHIP OF THE NORTH WEST COAST, THE CENTRE OF A LOCAL FISHING INDUSTRY.

    THE BUILDING WHICH COST SEVENTY-SIX THOUSAND MALAYAN DOLLARS WAS MAINLY CONTRIBUTED BY THE PEOPLE OF BINTULU. THE GOVERNMENT DONATED TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS. ITS OPENING SYMBOLISES THE STEADY PROGRESS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN SARAWAK.

    SIR ALEXANDER WADDELL, IN HIS OPENING SPEECH, REMINDED SOME POLITICIANS PRESENT THAT THEY WERE ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE AS THEIR REPRESENTATIVES AND TO BEWARE OF COMMUNISTS.

    HE ALSO WARNED THE PEOPLE OF COMMUNISTS "WHO WILL SEEK YOUR VOTES WITH OILY WORDS AND FALSE PROMISES". REFERRING TO THE BRUNEI REBELLION AND THE COMING FORMATION OF MALAYSIA, HE SAID THAT THESE EVENTS HAD BROUGHT THE PEOPLE IN THE AREA TOGETHER AS ONE AND THEY HAD REVEALED QUALITIES OF STEADFASTNESS, ENTERPRISE, COURAGE AND DETERMINATION. "ON THIS STRONG FOUNDATION, WE CAN ENTER MALAYSIA WITH CONFIDENCE IN THE ABILITY OF SARAWAK TO TAKE ITS FULL PLACE IN A NEW, STABLE AND PROSPEROUS NATION."
    SARAWAK IS DIVIDED INTO FIVE DIVISIONS, EACH CONTAINING DISTRICT AND URBAN COUNCILS AND ITS LOCAL GOVERNMENT SYSTEM IS CONSIDERABLY ADVANCED BY SOUTH EAST ASIAN STANDARDS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2L4S6D4Q7K9LNSYZLTX3HTUXZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2L4S6D4Q7K9LNSYZLTX3HTUXZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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