• Short Summary

    THE FORMER DUTCH TERRITORY OF WEST IRIAN FORMALLY BECAME THE 26TH INDONESIAN PROVINCE AT A CEREMONY IN DJAJAPURA ON TUESDAY (16 SEPTEMBER).

  • Description

    THE FORMER DUTCH TERRITORY OF WEST IRIAN FORMALLY BECAME THE 26TH INDONESIAN PROVINCE AT A CEREMONY IN DJAJAPURA ON TUESDAY (16 SEPTEMBER). PRESIDENT SUHARTO BROUGHT THE NEW PROVINCE INTO BEING AT A SPECIAL SESSION OF THE WEST IRIAN LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY IN THE PROVINCIAL CAPITAL.

    PRESIDENT SUHARTO FLEW TO WEST IRIAN ON MONDAY FOR A NINE-DAY INSPECTION TOUR OF THE NEW PROVINCE, WHICH LAST MONTH DECIDED - IN AN "ACT OF FREE CHOICE" - TO REMAIN PART OF INDONESIA.

    THE INDONESIA LEADER WARNED THAT ANYONE WHO TRIED TO CHANGE THE OUTCOME OF THE ACT WOULD BE FIRMLY DEALT WITH, AND HE PROMISED AN AMNESTY TO REBELLIOUS WEST IRIANESE AND CALLED ON THOSE LIVING ABROAD TO RETURN. ANY OVERSEAS MOVE TO OPPOSE INDONESIA WOULD BE USELESS, HE SAID.

    AT A MASS RALLY, PRESIDENT SUHARTO SAID THAT HE HAD GONE THERE TO INVITE ALL THE PEOPLE OF WEST IRIAN TO WORK TOGETHER TO DEVELOP THE NEW PROVINCE AND OVERCOME ITS FAILINGS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4IATUMX95YGPEZB8WK2IPH3W7
    Media URN:
    VLVA4IATUMX95YGPEZB8WK2IPH3W7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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