• Short Summary

    MALAYSIAN TROOPS TODAY (SUNDAY) KILLED FOUR INDONESIANS AND CAPTURED FOUR MORE DURING A CLASH IN JOHORE STATE, IN SOUTHERN MALAYA.

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    MALAYSIAN TROOPS TODAY (SUNDAY) KILLED FOUR INDONESIANS AND CAPTURED FOUR MORE DURING A CLASH IN JOHORE STATE, IN SOUTHERN MALAYA. THE INDONESIANS WERE MEMBERS OF ONE OF THREE GUERRILLA GROUPS WHICH LANDED IN MALAYA SIX DAYS AGO.

    THE GOVERNMENT TROOPS WERE LED TO THE INDONESIAN'S HIDEOUT AFTER A VILLAGER REPORTED THAT II GUERRILLAS WERE HIDING IN A SHACK NEAR A RUBBER PLANTATION NOT FAR FROM PONTIAN KOCHIL.

    SMALL ARMS FIRE GREETED THE MEN OF THE ROYAL MALAY REGIMENT AS THEY SURROUNDED THE SHACK AND IN AN ENSUING GUNFIGHT, THE FOUR INDONESIANS WERE KILLED.

    OUT OF AN ESTIMATED TOTAL OF 100 MEN WHO CAME ASHORE ON A 40-MILE FRONT, THE INDONESIAN RAIDER GROUPS HAVE LOST 11 MEN KILLED AND 40 CAPTURED, WHILE OFFICIAL FIGURES PUT MALAYSIAN LOSSES AT TWO DEAD AND TWO WOUNDED.

    THE POLICE STATION AT PONTIAN KECHIL HAS BEEN THE HEADQUARTERS FOR THE ANTI-RAIDER OPERATION AND IT WAS THERE THAT LOCAL RESIDENTS WERE ABLE TO SEE FOR THE FIRST TIME A NUMBER OF THE CAPTURED INVADERS.

    FOLLOWING A TIP-OFF FROM RUBBER PLANTATION WORKERS, A COLUMN OF SECURITY FORCES ENGAGED A GROUP OF TEN INDONESIANS KILLING FOUR AND CAPTURING THREE. THE BODIES OF THE DEAD WERE LATER BROUGHT BACK TO THE POLICE STATION WHERE THE THREE CAPTURED MEN WERE ASKED TO IDENTIFY THEIR COMRADES.

    THE INDONESIANS LANDED IN JOHORE WERE ARMED WITH MORTARS, LIGHT MACHINE GUNS AND GRENADES AND WERE SAID TO BE CARRYING 300 MALAY DOLLARS, (GBP35 STERLING) APIECE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3D7M1BKRS3Z9SDSC9IAZ21QIS
    Media URN:
    VLVA3D7M1BKRS3Z9SDSC9IAZ21QIS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1964
    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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