• Short Summary

    A MILE-LONG PROCESSION REPRESENTING MALAYSIA'S DIVERSE RACIAL AND CULTURAL ORIGINS WOUND ITS WAY TO PARLIAMENT HOUSE IN KUALA LUMPUR ON SUNDAY (27 AUGUST).

  • Description

    A MILE-LONG PROCESSION REPRESENTING MALAYSIA'S DIVERSE RACIAL AND CULTURAL ORIGINS WOUND ITS WAY TO PARLIAMENT HOUSE IN KUALA LUMPUR ON SUNDAY (27 AUGUST). DRESSED IN THEIR TRADITIONAL COSTUMES THE PARTICIPANTS WERE HERALDING THE START OF THE WEEK-LONG CELEBRATIONS TO MARK THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FEDERATION'S INDEPENDENCE.

    THE MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN MADE THE JOURNEY TO PARLIAMENT BY CAR AFTER PLANS FOR HIM TO RIDE THERE ON AN ELEPHANT HAD TO BE CANCELLED.

    THOSE TAKING PART IN THE PROCESSION INCLUDED TRIBESMEN WITH BLOWPIPES FROM BAJAU, HORSEMEN FROM SABAH AND DYAKS FROM SARAWAK.

    THE TUNKU, BEFORE ASKING THE MALAYSIAN KING, HIS MAJESTY ISMAIL NASIRUDDIN SHAH, TO DECLARE THE CELEBRATIONS OFFICIALLY OPEN, TOLD THE CROWD: "LET US FORGET THE SECURITY FORCES AS WE GO ABOUT ENJOYING OURSELVES. WE ARE GRATEFUL TO THEM FOR SAFEGUARDING THE INDEPENDENCE OF THIS NATION".

    AT NIGHT THE MALAYSIAN CAPITAL TURNED INTO A FAIRYLAND OF LIGHTS. ARCHWAYS AND HOARDINGS DISPLAYED THE FEDERATION'S PROGRESS DURING THE LAST TEN YEARS.

    MALAYSIA'S LONG HISTORY WAS HIGHLIGHTED IN OPEN AIR EXHIBITIONS AND WATER PAGEANTS RE-ENACTING THE ARRIVAL OF FIVE HISTORICAL CHARACTERS.

    AMONG THEM WAS PRINCESS HANG LI PO, DAUGHTER OF THE MING EMPEROR OF CHINA. SHE ARRIVED IN MALACCA, A TOWN ON THE WEST COAST, TO MARRY SULTAN MANSUR SHAH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3O5HXSMHZUUC52CHKO7M43XZO
    Media URN:
    VLVA3O5HXSMHZUUC52CHKO7M43XZO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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