• Short Summary

    AT LEAST III COMMUNISTS AND EXTREME LEFT-WING POLITICAL LEADERS, INCLUDING MANY MEMBERS OF THE OPPOSITION BARISAN SOCIALIS PARTY, WERE ARRESTED IN SINGAPORE IN A WIDESPREAD SECURITY OPERATION WHICH BEGAN ON SATURDAY.

  • Description

    AT LEAST III COMMUNISTS AND EXTREME LEFT-WING POLITICAL LEADERS, INCLUDING MANY MEMBERS OF THE OPPOSITION BARISAN SOCIALIS PARTY, WERE ARRESTED IN SINGAPORE IN A WIDESPREAD SECURITY OPERATION WHICH BEGAN ON SATURDAY.

    THE NEXT DAY, THE PRIME MINISTER, MR. LEE KUAN YEW, AT A PRESS CONFERENCE AT SINGAPORE AIRPORT ON HIS RETURN FROM KUALA LUMPUR, SPOKE OF THE ARRESTS.

    MR. LEE SAID THAT IF ONLY THE SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT HAD BEEN INVOLVED, THE SECURITY ACTION WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN TAKEN. "IT WOULD HAVE BEEN MUCH EASIER FOR THE SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT TO HAVE LEFT THIS UNTIL AFTER AUGUST 31 AND THE BIRTH OF FEDERATION OF MALAYSIA, HE SAID."
    "UNFORTUNATELY, FOR VARIOUS REASONS IT BECAME NECESSARY FOR ACTION TO BE TAKEN AND ARRESTS WERE MADE BY AGREEMENT OF THE BRITISH, OF THE BRITISH, MALAYAN AND SINGAPORE GOVERNMENTS."
    MR. LEE WENT ON TO OUTLINE THE COMMUNIST THREAT IN SINGAPORE ITSELF (SOF). HE SAID HOWEVER THERE WAS NO QUESTION OF THE BARISAN SOCIALIS PARTY OR OTHER ORGANISATIONS WHOSE LEADERS WERE ARRESTED, BEING BANNED.

    A STATEMENT BY THE SINGAPORE AND MALAYAN GOVERNMENTS SAID THE BARISAN SOCIALIS PARTY WAS ATTEMPTING TO EXPLOIT THE SITUATION CAUSED BY THE BRUNEI REVOLT "AND ANY SITUATION WHICH MIGHT ARISE FROM THEIR CO-OPERATION WITH FRIENDLY ELEMENTS ELSEWHERE TO IMPEDE AND SABOTAGE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MALAYSIA."
    ON MONDAY THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED THAT MR. LEE KUAN YEW HAS OFFERED THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE BARISAN SOCIALIS, MR. LIM CHIN SIONG. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS ENABLING HIM TO LEAVE SINGAPORE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3KE9ZGR6V7H2XEQR3FWDQM0C1
    Media URN:
    VLVA3KE9ZGR6V7H2XEQR3FWDQM0C1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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