• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH DEFENCE MINISTER, ME DENIS HEALEY, IS AT PRESENT ON A 10-DAY TOUR OF BRITISH UNITS IN THE FAR EAST.

  • Description

    THE BRITISH DEFENCE MINISTER, ME DENIS HEALEY, IS AT PRESENT ON A 10-DAY TOUR OF BRITISH UNITS IN THE FAR EAST. ON FRIDAY HE VISITED GURKHA TROOPS STATIONED AT TEBEDU, SARAWAK, ABOUT THREE MILES (ABOUT FIVE KILOMETRES) FROM THE INDONESIAN FRONTIER.

    MR HEALEY TOLD REPORTERS ON HIS ARRIVAL IN KUCHING FROM SINGAPORE THAT HE DID NOT BELIEVE A WITHDRAWAL OF BRITISH TROOPS AFTER INDONESIA ENDS ITS CONFRONTATION OF MALAYSIA WOULD LEAVE A VACUUM IN BORNEO. HE SAID DETAILS OF THE BRITISH WITHDRAWAL WERE BEING WORKED OUT BETWEEN BRITAIN AND MALAYSIA FOLLOWING HIS TALKS IN KUALA LUMPUR EARLIER IN THE WEEK.

    HE WAS UNABLE TO GIVE DETAILS OF THE WITHDRAWAL, ADDING: "YOU CAN'T PULL OUT 16,000 MEN IN HALF AN HOUR" HE DECLINED TO SAY IF THIS WAS THE ACTUAL NUMBER OF BRITISH TROOPS SERVING IN SARAWAK, SABAH AND BRUNEI. THE FIGURE OF 16,000 WAS AN EXAMPLE, HE EXPLAINED.

    YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) MR HEALEY FLEW ON TO BRUNEI FROM SARAWAK.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3AYVKNHDOHMCWX80LRT03A3ZA
    Media URN:
    VLVA3AYVKNHDOHMCWX80LRT03A3ZA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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