• Short Summary

    ON SUNDAY A FOUR MILE (7 KILOMETRE) PROCESSION THROUGH THE STREETS OF KUCHING MARKED SARAWAK'S DEMONSTRATION OF UNITY DURING THE MALAYSIAN FEDERATION'S "SOLIDARITY WEEK." THE PROCESSION WAS OF SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE SINCE IT WAS HELD ON THE EVE OF THE FIRST VISIT BY THE KING OF MALAYSIA TO THE BORNEO STATES.

  • Description

    1.
    LV CROWD ASSEMBLES FOR PROCESSION (2 SHOTS)
    0.15

    2.
    CU DAYAK CHIEFTAIN TILT BOARD WITH SIGN "SUCCESS MALAYSIA."
    0.19

    3.
    MV GOVERNOR ABANG.
    0.22

    4.
    MV EFFIGY OF SUKARNO.
    0.26

    5.
    MV CATHOLIC NUNS AMONG CROWD.
    0.27

    6.
    LV CROWD.
    0.29

    7.
    MV PROCESSION -- LED BY GOVERNOR IN NATIONAL COSTUME.
    0.33

    8.
    MV ANTI-SUKARNO PLACARD.
    0.36

    9.
    MV INDIAN COMMUNITY
    0.42

    10.
    MV INDONESIAN NATIONALS (2 SHOTS)
    0.50

    11.
    MV NUNS LEAD SCHOOLGIRLS.
    0.55

    12.
    MS EX-SERVICEMEN.
    0.59

    13.
    MV SCHOOLCHILDREN.
    1.05



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ON SUNDAY A FOUR MILE (7 KILOMETRE) PROCESSION THROUGH THE STREETS OF KUCHING MARKED SARAWAK'S DEMONSTRATION OF UNITY DURING THE MALAYSIAN FEDERATION'S "SOLIDARITY WEEK." THE PROCESSION WAS OF SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE SINCE IT WAS HELD ON THE EVE OF THE FIRST VISIT BY THE KING OF MALAYSIA TO THE BORNEO STATES.

    SARAWAK GOVERNOR, DATO ABANG HAJI OPENG, LED THE PROCESSION IN WHICH MANY OF THE MARCHERS CARRIED EFFIGIES OF PRESIDENT SUKARNO AND SLOGANS CONDEMNING HIM. THE AIM OF SOLIDARITY WEEK IS A SHOW OF STRENGTH AND UNITY BY MALAYSIANS IN THE FACE OF INDONESIA'S CONFRONTATION POLICY.

    VARIOUS SECTIONS OF SARAWAK'S COMMUNITIES TOOK PART IN THE PROCESSION, INCLUDING REPRESENTATIVES OF THE INDIAN COMMUNITY AND SOME INDONESIANS, NOW RESIDENT IN MALAYSIA.

    ROMAN CATHOLIC NUNS LED SCHOOL GIRLS FROM THE LOCAL CONVENT IN THE PROCESSION AND EX-SERVICEMEN MARCHED BRISKLY ALONG AS WELL.

    THROUGHOUT THE PROCESSION THE MARCHERS SANG "SUCCESS MALAYSIA".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA36RRRAGSA82PTL4Y5L1U23V4E
    Media URN:
    VLVA36RRRAGSA82PTL4Y5L1U23V4E
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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