• Short Summary

    HIS STRONGEST CONDEMNATION YET LAST YEAR'S ABORTIVE COMMUNIST COUP WAS MADE BY PRESIDENT SUKARNO OF INDONESIA IN DJAKARTA ON WEDNESDAY WHEN HE SPOKE THE HUGE ARMED FORCES DAY PARADE.

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    HIS STRONGEST CONDEMNATION YET LAST YEAR'S ABORTIVE COMMUNIST COUP WAS MADE BY PRESIDENT SUKARNO OF INDONESIA IN DJAKARTA ON WEDNESDAY WHEN HE SPOKE THE HUGE ARMED FORCES DAY PARADE. HOWEVER, THE PRESIDENT MADE NO REFERENCE TO LAST MONDAY'S BLOODY CLASH OUTSIDE HIS MERDEKA PALACE BETWEEN TROOPS AND STUDENTS ACCUSING HIM OF COMPLICITY IN THE ILL-FATED COUP.

    THERE WAS A LARGE ATTENDANCE OF INDONESIAN DIGNITARIES, INCLUDING THE ARMY LEADER AND EFFECTIVE LEADER OF THE GOVERNMENT, GENERAL SUHARTO, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PEOPLE'S CONSULTATIVE CONGRESS, GENERAL HARIS NASUTION. PRESIDENT SUKARNO FLEW DIRECTLY BY HELICOPTER TO THE PARADE GROUND AFTER SPENDING FOUR DAYS AT HIS SUMMER PALACE IN BOGOR, 40 MILES FROM DJAKARTA.

    THE ENTIRE PARADE GROUND WAS SEALED OFF BY TROOPS AS THE PRESIDENT, ACCOMPANIED BY GENERAL SUHARTO, REVIEWED THE TROOPS FROM A JEEP. THEN THE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL SUHARTO PRESENTED GALLANTRY MEDALS TO THE MILITARY AND NAVY PERSONNEL WHO WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR SMASHING THE ABORTIVE COMMUNIST COUP. IT WAS THE FIRST PARADE OF ITS KIND SINCE 1964, LAST YEAR'S HAVING BEEN CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE ATTEMPTED COUP.

    IN A BRIEF SPEECH, PRESIDENT SUKARNO STRONGLY DENOUNCED THE COUP ATTEMPT AND CALLED FOR UNITY IN THE ARMED FORCES. MALAYSIA WAS REPRESENTED AT THE PARADE BY A MILITARY MISSION WHICH IS VISITING DJAKARTA TO DISCUSS JOINT SECURITY OPERATIONS IN THE BORNEO STATES. IN THE MARCH-PAST THAT FOLLOWED, PRESIDENT SUKARNO TOOK THE SALUTE.

    SOME 3,000 SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN, INCLUDING DISABLED VETERANS OF THE CONFLICT WITH THE DUTCH OVER WEST NEW GUINEA (NOW WEST IRIAN), TOOK PART IN THE MARCH-PAST. THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY A FLY-PAST OF SOVIET-BUILT AIRCRAFT, INCLUDING HEAVY M1-6 HELICOPTERS, AND A PROCESSION OF SOVIET-BUILT TANKS AND ARMAMENTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2POOORVMWQJIPISXQ6E00X3WZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2POOORVMWQJIPISXQ6E00X3WZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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