• Short Summary

    WITH THE END OF CONFRONTATION, THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT IS NOW DOING ITS UTMOST TO INCREASE THE TEMPO OF DEVELOPMENT IN SARAWAK.

  • Description

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    MLS TRUNK ROAD
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    2.
    CU DRIVER IN JEEP
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    MS ROAD SIGNPOST
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    4.
    MS VILLAGERS AT CEREMONY UNDER SIGNBOARD
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    LS UNDUNG BRIDGE (NOTE) POLICEMEN GUARDING
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    CU ROAD SIGNPOST (TILT DOWN) ON THE RIGHT: IS COMMISSIONER EASTMAN
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    7.
    MLS BRIDGE
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    8.
    MS TUN RAZAK OUT OF JEEP
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    MS (TILT UP) CROWD
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    10.
    CU GIRL GARLANDS RUN RAZAK
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    11.
    CU CROWD
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    12.
    MS RAZAK CUTS RIBBON
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    13.
    MS (PAN) OFFICIALS CLAPPING
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    14.
    MS TWO POLICEWOMEN
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    15.
    MS RAZAK (LEFT), COMMISSIONER EASTMAN (TALL MAN) AND OTHERS WALK ACROSS BRIDGE
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    16.
    LS BUSES AND OTHER VEHICLES ACROSS BRIDGE
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    17.
    LS BRIDGE PAN TO RIVER
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    18.
    LS BATANG LUPAR AREA -- FERRY ACROSS RIVER PAN TO ANOTHER AUSTRALIAN-AIDED BRIDGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION
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    19.
    CU SIGNBOARD
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    20.
    MS ACTIVITIES OF LOCAL CONSTRUCTION WORKERS
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    21.
    LS BRIDGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION
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    22.
    LS VEHICLES ON TRUNK ROAD
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: WITH THE END OF CONFRONTATION, THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT IS NOW DOING ITS UTMOST TO INCREASE THE TEMPO OF DEVELOPMENT IN SARAWAK. THE STATE, WHICH WAS WORST HIT DURING THE ARMS CONFLICT, TODAY HAS A TRUNK ROAD WHICH LINKS TWO MAJOR CENTRES OF POPULATION AND COMMERCE -- KUCHING AND SIBU.

    ON FRIDAY (MAR 24), THE MALAYSIAN DEPUTY PREMIER, TUN ABDUL RAZAK, OPENED THE TRUNK ROAD AS WELL AS AN ALL-STEEL BRIDGE, THE FIRST OF NINE BRIDGES TO BE BUILT BY THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT UNDER THE COLOMBO PLAN. THE CONSTRUCTION OF THESE BRIDGE WILL COST THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT A TOTAL OF GBP300,000 STERLING. NAMED UNDUP BRIDGE, IT IS SITUATED ABOUT 120 MILES SOUTHEAST OF KUCHING, THE SARAWAK CAPITAL. THE STATE'S PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION WORK.

    THE AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER TO MALAYSIA, MR. A.J. EASTMAN, WAS PRESENT FOR THE OPENING CEREMONY.

    THE TRUNK ROAD IS THE FIRST PHASE OF THE SPINAL CORD OF THE STATE WHICH WILL EVENTUALLY CONNECT ALL FIVE DIVISIONS AND THROUGH WHICH ALL CENTRES OF POPULATION WILL BE LINKED.

    TUN RAZAK SAID MALAYSIA, HAD TWO IMPORTANT TASKS -- TO FIGHT COMMUNIST TERRORISTS AND INCREASE THE TEMPO OF DEVELOPMENT.

    IN THANKING THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT FOR ITS AID UNDER THE COLOMBO PLAN, HE RECALLED THAT DURING CONFRONTATION "AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS FOUGHT SIDE BY SIDE WITH MALAYSIAN AND COMMONWEALTH FORCES TO DEFEND MALAYSIA. MANY OF THEM DIED WHILE DOING SO".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3BOR2M1E699FCMXGXEOFUZCRW
    Media URN:
    VLVA3BOR2M1E699FCMXGXEOFUZCRW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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