• Short Summary

    THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRIME MINISTER, MAJOR-GENERAL NGUYEN KHANH, ON SEPTEMBER 9, TOOK OVER AS DEFENCE MINISTER, ABOLISHED PRESS CENSORSHIP AND ANNOUNCED THE RELEASE OF FIVE GENERALS DETAINED IN HIS COUP LAST JANUARY.

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    THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRIME MINISTER, MAJOR-GENERAL NGUYEN KHANH, ON SEPTEMBER 9, TOOK OVER AS DEFENCE MINISTER, ABOLISHED PRESS CENSORSHIP AND ANNOUNCED THE RELEASE OF FIVE GENERALS DETAINED IN HIS COUP LAST JANUARY. THEY WERE ACCUSED OF PLOTTING TO HAND THE COUNTRY TO A NEUTRALIST GOVERNMENT WITH FRENCH COLLUSION.

    THE THREE GENERALS OF THE RULING TRIUMVIRATE OF GENERALS GAVE A PRESS CONFERENCE IN SAIGON, THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE CAPITAL, AT WHICH DETAILS WERE ANNOUNCED FOR A STEP BY STEP PROGRESS TOWARDS DEMOCRATIC ELECTIONS BY NOVEMBER 1965.

    MAJOR-GENERAL DUONG VAN MINH, WHO WAS APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF THE TRIUMVIRATE WILL TAKE OVER CERTAIN FUNCTIONS OF CHIEF OF STATE. HE HAS ALSO BEEN ENTRUSTED WITH CONVENING A HIGH COUNCIL OF THE NATION BEFORE THE END OF THIS MONTH WHICH WILL BEGIN WORK ON ESTABLISHING DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS AND PROCEDURES INCLUDING A PROVISIONAL CONSTITUTION.

    THE FIVE GENERALS WERE DETAINED WHEN GENERAL KHANH OVER THREW THE MILITARY JUNTA HEADED BY GENERAL MINH LAST JANUARY. THEY ARE: GENERALS TON THAT DINH, TRAN VAN DON, LEE VAN KHIM, MAI HUU XUAN AND NGUYEN VAN VY.

    GENERAL KHANH, WEARING CIVILIAN CLOTHES, APPEARED MORE RELAXED AND CONFIDENT THAN SINCE THE RECENT POLITICAL CRISIS, GENERAL KHANH, BUT REMAINS COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES, OPPOSED THE RELEASE OF THE FIVE GENERALS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3QRYD2FYFJDG3WO2482M3B1L0
    Media URN:
    VLVA3QRYD2FYFJDG3WO2482M3B1L0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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