• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAM: PRIME MINISTER MAJOR-GENERAL KHANH ANNOUNCED ON FRIDAY, THAT ALL MILITARY MEMBERS OF HIS GOVERNMENT HAD OFFERED TO RESIGN, AND THAT THE ARMED FORCES HAD PROMISED TO HAND OVER ALL POWER TO CIVILIANS WITHIN TWO MONTHS.

  • Description

    SOUTH VIETNAM: PRIME MINISTER MAJOR-GENERAL KHANH ANNOUNCED ON FRIDAY, THAT ALL MILITARY MEMBERS OF HIS GOVERNMENT HAD OFFERED TO RESIGN, AND THAT THE ARMED FORCES HAD PROMISED TO HAND OVER ALL POWER TO CIVILIANS WITHIN TWO MONTHS. IN THAT TIME, HE SAID, HE WOULD BE ABLE TO CARRY OUT TWO MAJOR TASKS: THE CONVENING OF A COUNCIL TO CARRY OUT THE REVOLUTION, ACHIEVE DEMOCRACY AND PREPARE THE WAY FOR A NATIONAL CONGRESS; AND CONVENE A COMMISSION FOR RELIGIOUS UNITY.

    BACK FROM A WEEK'S HOLIDAY AND REST, THE CLEAN-SHAVEN PRIME MINISTER TOLD NEWSMEN HE HAD REMOVED HIS SEVEN-MONTH OLD GOATEE BEARD "TO SHOW I HAVE TAKEN A CRUCIAL DECISION."
    GENERAL KHANH IS NOW REPORTED TO BE WORKING ON A MAJOR MILITARY RESHUFFLE TO STRENGTHEN HIS POSITION. HE WILL TAKE DIRECT CONTROL OF THE ARMED FORCES, AND IS EXPECTED TO BE HIS ON DEFENCE MINISTER. AT HIS PRESS CONFERENCE HE WAVED A LETTER FROM LEADING GENERALS GIVING HIM COMPLETE AUTHORITY TO MAKE ALL DECISIONS CONCERNING THE ARMED FORCES.

    BESIDES HIS GOVERNMENT-FORMING ACTIVITIES, GENERAL KHANH YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) VISITED THE INSTITUTE OF DHARMA TO PRAY IN FRONT OF THE COFFINS OF TWO BUDDHISTS KILLED IN THE RIOTS OF AUGUST 27TH. HE HAS ALSO BEEN TO THE SAIGON ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY TO VISIT THE TOMBS OF THE SIX CATHOLIC VICTIMS OF THE RIOTING. AT EACH PLACE, HE WAS WELCOMED BY THE RESPECTIVE LEADERS OF THE TWO COMMUNITIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA40O91HGM4LN8D5T3GQBXEMR19
    Media URN:
    VLVA40O91HGM4LN8D5T3GQBXEMR19
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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