• Short Summary

    BRITISH TROOPS ARRIVE IN KUCHING - CAPITAL OF SARAWAK, BRITAIN'S FAR EAST COLONY DUE FOR SELF-GOVERNMENT ON SATURDAY.

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    BRITISH TROOPS ARRIVE IN KUCHING - CAPITAL OF SARAWAK, BRITAIN'S FAR EAST COLONY DUE FOR SELF-GOVERNMENT ON SATURDAY.THE DATE WAS ALSO INTENDED TO MARK THE FORMATION OF THE MALAYSIA FEDERATION.BUT WHILE UNITED NATIONS OBSERVERS VISIT THE COLONY TO INVESTIGATE THE FEELING OF THE POPULATION TOWARDS FEDERATION, ANTI-GOVERNMENT BANDS STRONGLY OPPOSED TO THE FOUR-NATION PLAN, HAVE MADE REPEATED ATTACKS ON VILLAGES CLOSE TO THE BORDER WITH INDONESIAN BORNEO.

    STRONG CONTINGENTS OF GURKHAS, FEARED FIGHTERS FROM NEPAL, WERE FLOWN IN FROM SINGAPORE TO REINFORCE OTHER BRITISH TROOPS IN BRITISH NORTH BORNEO AND THE NEIGHBOURING COLONIES ON SATURDAY.

    LATEST NEWS ON THE PROPOSED FEDERATION IS THAT IT WILL NOW BE FORMED IN MID-SEPTEMBER.A MEETING OF THE HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE STATES INVOLVED - MALAYA, SINGAPORE, BRITISH NORTH BORNEO AND SARAWAK - WILL PRECEDE THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FORMATION DATA OF MALAYSIA.BRITAIN WILL BE REPRESENTED AT THE MEETING BY MR DUNCAN SANDYS, THE COMMONWEALTH AND COLONIAL SECRETARY, WHO IS IN KUALA LUMPUR AND IS EXPECTED TO STAY UNTIL FEDERATION GOES THROUGH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3B089KMFCDRSMG661IRKNC4GX
    Media URN:
    VLVA3B089KMFCDRSMG661IRKNC4GX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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