• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAM IS NOW SETTLING DOWN UNDER A NEW GOVERNMENT HEADED BY PRIME MINISTER, AIR MARSHAL NGUYEN CAO KY, WHOSE LIFE HAS ALREADY BEEN THREATENED BY COMMUNIST VIETCONG GUERRILLAS.

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    SOUTH VIETNAM IS NOW SETTLING DOWN UNDER A NEW GOVERNMENT HEADED BY PRIME MINISTER, AIR MARSHAL NGUYEN CAO KY, WHOSE LIFE HAS ALREADY BEEN THREATENED BY COMMUNIST VIETCONG GUERRILLAS. IN SAIGON LAST WEEK, THE GOVERNMENT - THE NINTH SINCE THE OVERTHROW OF PRESIDENT NGO DINH DIEM IN 1963 -- PROCLAIMED A STATE OF WAR, IMPOSED AUSTERITY AND SECURITY MEASURES AND BROKEN OFF TOP-LEVEL DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH FRANCE.

    AT THIS CONFERENCE, MARSHAL KY ANNOUNCED THAT GOVERNMENT SERVANTS' SALARIES WOULD BE CUT BY HALF, FIXED A CURFEW IN SAIGON (11 P.M. TO 2 A.M.), PROCLAIMED THE CLOSURE FOR ONE MONTH OF VIETNAM'S 36 NEWSPAPERS AND A NUMBER OF BARS AND OTHER PLACES OF ENTERTAINMENT.

    THE BREAK WITH FRANCE HAS REDUCED FROM AMBASSADORIAL TO CONSULAR LEVEL. RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES HAVE STEADILY DETERIORATED SINCE MID-1963, WHEN PRESIDENT CHARLES DE GAULLE PROPOSED NEUTRALISATION OF VIETNAM AS A SOLUTION TO THE CONFLICT THERE.

    FOLLOWING THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT 36 LOCAL NEWSPAPERS WOULD BE CLOSED DOWN, VIETNAMESE JOURNALISTS HELD AN EMERGENCY MEETING AT THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB. STRONG PROTESTS WERE VOICED AT THE MEETING. AS THE CLOSURE WOULD AFFECT THEIR LIVELIHOOD, THEY HAVE DECIDED TO ASK THE GOVERNMENT TO RECONSIDER ITS MOVE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3LLBI0CZGOODN0A7BTJA03SYN
    Media URN:
    VLVA3LLBI0CZGOODN0A7BTJA03SYN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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