• Short Summary

    STRICT SECURITY CHECKS WERE IMPOSED BY LAOTIAN TROOPS ON CORRESPONDENTS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO ATTENDED THE PRESS CONFERENCE IN VIENTIANE, ON MONDAY (8 FEB), GIVEN BY GENERAL OUANE RATTHIKHOUNE, THE CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE ROYAL LAOTIAN ARMY.

  • Description

    1.
    MS SOLDIER CHECKING PHOTOGRAPHER AT ENTRANCE TO CONFERENCE ROOM (TWO SHOTS)
    9 ft

    2.
    MLS GEN. ABHAY AND OUANE INTO CONFERENCE ROOM
    15 ft

    3.
    MLS PRESS CONFERENCE TABLE
    17 ft

    4.
    CU ABHAY (PAN) OUANE SPEAKING TO NEWSMEN
    24 1/2 ft

    5.
    MS NEWS
    26 ft

    6.
    CU OUANE
    29 ft

    7.
    MS ABHAY AND OUANE
    33 ft

    8.
    LS PRESS CONFERENCE IN SESSION
    36 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: STRICT SECURITY CHECKS WERE IMPOSED BY LAOTIAN TROOPS ON CORRESPONDENTS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO ATTENDED THE PRESS CONFERENCE IN VIENTIANE, ON MONDAY (8 FEB), GIVEN BY GENERAL OUANE RATTHIKHOUNE, THE CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE ROYAL LAOTIAN ARMY.HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY GENERAL KOUPRASITH ABHAY, THE MILITARY COMMANDER IN VIENTIANE, WHOSE MEN PUT DOWN LAST WEEK'S COUP STAGED BY COLONEL BOUNLEUT SYKOSY.

    GENERAL RATTHIKHOUNE, WHO GAVE THE BREAK-DOWN ON THE ATTEMPTED COUP, SAID THE LAOTIAN GOVERNMENT HAD KNOWN FOR THE LAST TOW MONTHS OF PLANS BY SEDITIOUS ELEMENTS TO STAGE THE COUP.THESE ELEMENTS WERE LED BY THE RIGHTWING LEADER AND DEPUTY PREMIER PHOUMI NOSAVAN AND THE POLICE CHIEF, GENERAL SIHO LAMPHOUTHAKOUL, BOTH OF WHOM FLED TO UDORN PROVINCE IN NORTHERN THAILAND.THEY HAVE BEEN GRANTED POLITICAL ASYLUM BY THE THAI GOVERNMENT.

    IN ANSWER TO QUESTIONS, GENERAL RATTHIKHOUNE, SAID THE PLANNING AND EXECUTION OF THE COUP HAD BEEN CARRIED OUT VERY METHODICALLY.WHEN STRATEGIC POINTS OF VIENTIANE WERE TAKEN OVER BY THE REBELS, THE GOVERNMENT DID NOT IMMEDIATELY CALL IN THE ARMY TO PUT DOWN THE REVOLT.THE GOVERNMENT PREFERRED TO DISCUSS THE REBEL LEADERS' GRIEVANCES TO SEE IF A PEACEFUL SOLUTION COULD BE ARRIVED AT.IT USED FORCE ONLY WHEN IT BECAME APPARENT THAT NEGOTIATIONS WITH GENERALS NOSAVAN AND LAMPHOUTHAKOUL COULD NOT SUCCEED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3BK3OBCFQ2QXE15LJFLCO6IYE
    Media URN:
    VLVA3BK3OBCFQ2QXE15LJFLCO6IYE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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