• Short Summary

    THE SITUATION IN SINGAPORE IS STEADILY IMPROVING AFTER SIX DAYS OF RACIAL VIOLENCE BETWEEN THE MOSLEM MALAYS AND CHINESE WHICH NECESSITATED AN ISLAND-WIDE CURFEW WHICH WILL BE RELAXED GRADUALLY.

  • Description

    THE SITUATION IN SINGAPORE IS STEADILY IMPROVING AFTER SIX DAYS OF RACIAL VIOLENCE BETWEEN THE MOSLEM MALAYS AND CHINESE WHICH NECESSITATED AN ISLAND-WIDE CURFEW WHICH WILL BE RELAXED GRADUALLY.

    IN THE SIX DAYS OF DISTURBANCES, 21 PERSONS HAVE DIED, SEVERAL HUNDREDS INJURED AND MORE THAN 1,500 ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE, MOSTLY CURFEW BREAKERS SOME OF WHOM WERE JAILED FOR PERIODS OF TWO WEEKS TO THREE MONTHS.

    NO INCIDENTS WERE REPORTED DURING THE LAST THIRTY-SIX HOURS. SEVERAL VEHICLES BURNT BY MOBS DURING THE FIRST DAY RIOTS - JULY 21, HAVE BEEN REMOVED BY GOVERNMENT DEMOLISHING SQUADS. THE PUBLIC CLEANSING SERVICES ARE NOW COVERING MORE AREAS UNDER POLICE AND ARMY ESCORTS, COLLECTING REFUSE FROM OVERFLOWING GARBAGE TINS IN CONGESTED AREAS.

    SINGAPORE'S PREMIER, MR. LEE KUAN YEW, ADDRESSING AN EXTRAORDINARY DELEGATES CONFERENCE OF THE SINGAPORE NATIONAL TRADES UNION CONGRESS, CALLED ON THE PEOPLE TO "KEEP DOWN" EXTREMISTS WHO MAY EMERGE FROM ANY GROUP IN THE STATE; AND WARNED THAT IF THIS IS NOT DONE, THEN EXTREMISTS WOULD ALSO EMERGE FROM OTHER GROUPS.

    THE CONFERENCE WAS CALLED TO BUSINESS ADOPT MEASURES TO ORGANISE WORKERS IN SINGAPORE TO PLAY THEIR ROLE IN CONTAINING THE CURRENT SITUATION IN THE STATE.

    BUSINESSMEN OF ALL RACES IN SINGAPORE JOINED THE STATE-WIDE MOVE IN HELPING TO RESTORE GOODWILL AMONG ALL THE RACES. REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE MALAY, INDIAN AND CHINESE CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE MET AT THE CHINESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. THEY PLAN TO VISIT PROVISION SHOPS AND MARKETS TO PROMOTE SALES OF FOODSTUFFS AT NORMAL PRICES, REGARDLESS OF RACE, LANGUAGE OR RELIGION.

    THE MEETING WAS CHAIRED BY MULTI-MILLIONAIRE SENATOR KO TECK KIN, WHO IS ALSO PRESIDENT OF THE CHINESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3D7XH9RRO4S6JEDWHW62B0OUX
    Media URN:
    VLVA3D7XH9RRO4S6JEDWHW62B0OUX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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