• Short Summary

    MALAYSIAN PREMIER TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN SAID IN LONDON TONIGHT (MONDAY) HE WAS GOING TO THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA TO BUY CANADIAN JET-RECONNA: ISSUANCE AND, IF POSSIBLE, LARGE AMERICAN HELICOPTERS FOR USE IN JUNGLE WARFARE AGAINST INDONESIA "CONFRONTATION".

  • Description

    1.
    SV TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN & INTERVIEWER SEATED SOF:
    0.28

    2.
    CU INTERVIEWER
    0.34

    3.
    CU TUNKU SOF:
    2.16


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 2: QUESTION: "PRIME MINISTER, HOW SERIOUS IS THE RISK OF OPEN WARFARE BETWEEN INDONESIA & MALAYSIA?"



    SEQ 3: ANSWER: "I DON'T THINK IT IS VERY SERIOUS, I THINK (SUKARNO?) WILL THINK TWICE BEFORE HE WILL EMBARK ON OPEN WARFARE AGAINST AS STRONG A COMBINATION OF COMMONWEALTH FORCES IN THAT AREA. HOWEVER, THERE IS NO (DANCER?) AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED OR AS FAR AS I CAN SEE OF AN OPEN WAR."



    QUESTION:"WHAT PRACTICAL VALUE IS THERE IN THE EXPRESSION OF SYMPATHY AND SUPPORT BY THE COMMONWEALTH PRIME MINISTERS?"



    ANSWERS: "WELL, ON THE WHOLE IT DOES SHOW THAT THEY HAVE A LITTLE INTEREST IN WHAT IS HAPPENING IN OUR PAT OF THE WORLD. BUT ON THE OTHER HAND, WITH REGARD TO COUNTRIES LIKE BRITAIN, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND AND I THINK NOW CANADA. I THINK THEY HAVE GIVEN UP MORE THAN JUST SYMPATHY, THEY HAVE A GIVEN US LIKE AUSTRALIA, BRITAIN NEW ZEALAND (?....) IN SOME CONSTANT FORM AND THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN SLOW IN COMING TO OUR HELP WHEN REQUIRED. AT THE MOMENT QUITE A NUMBER OF AUSTRALIAN ENGINEERS ARE EMPLOYED IN THE AREA BORNEO, BUILDING BRIDGES AND ROADS AND SO ON THAT WILL HELP US IN THIS DEFENSIVE WAR, AGAINST THE DEFENSIVE FIGHT AGAINST INDONESIAN AGGRESSION, AND THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE ASKED THEM FOR AND THEY HAVE COME TO OUR HELP."



    QUESTION: "TUNKU FINALLY, WHAT POINTS WILL YOU MAKE TO PRESIDENT JOHNSON WHEN YOU SEE HIM ON WEDNESDAY?"



    ANSWER: "I DON'T THINK I WILL MAKE ANY POINTS EXCEPT TO PUT BEFORE HIM A TRUE PICTURE OF WHAT IS HAPPENINGS IN OUR PART OF THE WORLD AND TO TELL HIM AND SHOW HIM IN NO UNMISTAKABLE TERMS THAT UNLESS MALAYSIA CAN SURVIVE THE AGGRESSION FROM INDONESIA THERE WILL BE TROUBLE, A LOT OF TROUBLE, FOR ALL THESE COUNTRIES IN SOUTH EAST-ASIA. AND IF MALAYSIA WERE TO GO UNDER INDONESIA THEN I CAN GET NO HOPE FOR ANY FREE WORLD DEMOCRACY IN THAT PART OF THE WORLD. I THINK THE WHOLE OF ASIA WILL FALL UNDER COMMUNIST DOMINATION. AND THAT IS ALL I WANT TO SAY. THANK YOU."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MALAYSIAN PREMIER TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN SAID IN LONDON TONIGHT (MONDAY) HE WAS GOING TO THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA TO BUY CANADIAN JET-RECONNA: ISSUANCE AND, IF POSSIBLE, LARGE AMERICAN HELICOPTERS FOR USE IN JUNGLE WARFARE AGAINST INDONESIA "CONFRONTATION".

    THE TUNKU, SCHEDULED TO LEAVE FOR NEW YORK AND U.N. TALKS TOMORROW, SAID HE WOULD RETURN TO LONDON ON AUGUST 4 TO FINALIZE TALKS ON MALAYSIA'S DEFENCE REQUIREMENTS WHICH HAVE BEEN GOING ON AT OFFICIAL LEVEL DURING THE PAST WEEK.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2LQ2FAF5A6UYL3V9VHX6354K7
    Media URN:
    VLVA2LQ2FAF5A6UYL3V9VHX6354K7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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