• Short Summary

    MALAYSIA'S NEW FLAG UNFURLED FOR THE FIRST TIME YESTERDAY (MONDAY) IN KUALA LUMPUR, SINGAPORE, SARAWAK AND SABAH (NORTH BORNEO) TO MARK THE FORMATION OF THE NEW NATION OF 10 MILLION PEOPLE.

  • Description

    MALAYSIA'S NEW FLAG UNFURLED FOR THE FIRST TIME YESTERDAY (MONDAY) IN KUALA LUMPUR, SINGAPORE, SARAWAK AND SABAH (NORTH BORNEO) TO MARK THE FORMATION OF THE NEW NATION OF 10 MILLION PEOPLE.

    THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND NIGHT FIRECRACKERS ECHOED IN THE STREETS OF KUALA LUMPUR AS MERRYMAKERS FLUNG THEM IN SHOWERS FROM WINDOWS. IN MERDEKA (FREEDOM) STADIUM, A CROWD OF 15,000 SAW THE HEAD OF STATE OF MALAYA INAUGURATE THE FEDERATION WITH A SIGNAL TO RAISE THE FLAG WITH A DESIGN OF 14 RED AND WHITE BARS AND A 14-POINT STAR. HE INSPECTED A GUARD OF HONOUR, AND THEN A GIRL RELEASED 101 WHITE PIGEONS. BEFORE THE NATIONAL ANTHEM WAS PLAYED, NEARLY 700 MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN FORMED A GIANT F"M" FOR MALAYSIA IN THE CENTRE OF THE STADIUM. LATER, CIVIC LEADERS LED THE PRAYERS AT THANKSGIVING SERVICES IN MOSQUES.

    THE SINGAPORE PRIME MINISTER, MR. LEE KUAN YEW, WAS IN TEARS AS HE MARKED THE END OF 144 YEARS OF BRITISH CONTROL OVER SINGAPORE WITH A FORMAL DECLARATION OF ITS INDEPENDENCE IN MALAYSIA. HERE, THE CEREMONY WAS SIMPLE: THE NEW FLAG WAS RUN UP THE FLAGMAST AND THE DECLARATION WAS READ IN ENGLISH, CHINESE, MALAY AND TAMIL.

    NOT MORE THAN 2,00 PEOPLE ATTENDED TO SEE THE NEW GOVERNOR INSTALLED. SHORTLY AFTERWARDS HE COLLAPSED FROM HEAT EXHAUSTION AND WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL.

    MR. SANDYS, COMMONWEALTH AND COLONIAL SECRETARY, FLEW FOR SEVERAL HOURS THROUGH SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS TO WITNESS THE FESTIVITIES IN ALL THE MAJOR CENTRES. ALTHOUGH HE HAD DONE MUCH TO BRING MALAYSIA ABOUT IN THE PAST THREE WEEKS, HE WAS MERELY A DISTINGUISHED SPECTATOR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4F9197W4P4PVU8GU72OFWZ4UM
    Media URN:
    VLVA4F9197W4P4PVU8GU72OFWZ4UM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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