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    THE LAOTIAN NATIONAL POLICE FORCE WHICH WAS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE ARMY AND THE RIGHTWING FACTION, WAS NOW BEEN TAKEN OVER BY THE LAOTIAN MINISTRY OF INTERIOR, HEADED BY MR.

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    THE LAOTIAN NATIONAL POLICE FORCE WHICH WAS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE ARMY AND THE RIGHTWING FACTION, WAS NOW BEEN TAKEN OVER BY THE LAOTIAN MINISTRY OF INTERIOR, HEADED BY MR. PHENG SAVAN, A NEUTRALIST.
    DESPITE THEIR EXISTING DIFFERENCES, THE THREE RIGHTWING GENERALS: KOUPRASITH ABHAY, SIHO LANPHATICOUL AND PHOUMI NOSAVAN, DEPUTY PREMIER AND MINISTER OF FINANCE, ATTENDED THE HANDING OVER CEREMONY HELD IN VIENTIANE ON AUGUST 10. IT WAS THEIR FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE LAST MONTH.
    GENERALS KOUPRASITH, LEADER OF THE ARMY AND SIHO, DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE NATIONAL POLICE, WHERE RESPONSIBLE FOR STAGING THE VIENTIANE COUP D'ETAT IN APRIL THIS YEAR.
    ONE OF THE FIRST PERSONS TO ARRIVE FOR THE CEREMONY WAS GENERAL SIHO, FOLLOWED BY GENERAL KOUPRASITH, ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF OF STATE AND COMMANDER OF THE LAOTIAN FIFTH MILITARY AREA.
    THE NEUTRALIST PRIME MINISTER, PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA WHO WAS PRESENT FOR THE CEREMONY, REVIEWED THE POLICE CONTINGENT ACCOMPANIED BY GENERAL SIHO, WHO HAD EARLIER MET HIM ON HIS ARRIVAL.
    LOOKING SMART IN THEIR MILITARY UNIFORMS, MEMBERS OF THE POLICE FORCE THEN MARCHED PAST THE OFFICIAL PAVILION WHERE PREMIER SOUVANNA PHOUMA, GENERAL PHOUMI NOSAVAN, MINISTER PHENG SAVAN AND OTHER DIGNITARIES WERE SEATED.
    TO WIND UP THE CEREMONY, LAOTIAN POLICE GAVE A DEMONSTRATION OF PARACHUTE JUMPING FROM AIRCRAFT FLYING AT GREAT HEIGHTS. THE PARACHUTISTS WERE ENTHUSIASTICALLY APPLAUDED AS THEY LANDED A SHORT DISTANCE AWAY FROM THE PAVILION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2MJ0S79NUBL3OX200G6K2CAOP
    Media URN:
    VLVA2MJ0S79NUBL3OX200G6K2CAOP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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