• Short Summary

    MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN SAID IN LONDON TONIGHT (MONDAY) THAT BRITAIN'S "FEND-FOR-YOURSELF" ATTITUDE TOWARDS COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES HAD LED TO A FEELING OF EMPTINESS AND INSECURITY.

  • Description

    1.
    GV LORD MAYOR OF LONDON ARRIVED AT BANQUET
    0.05

    2.
    SV PAN HAROLD WILSON & MRS WILSON ARRIVE
    0.10

    3.
    SV PAN PRESIDENT KAUNDA OF ZAMBIA
    0.13

    4.
    SV PAN LEE KUAN YEW ARRIVES
    0.20

    5.
    SV MR EDWARD HEATH ARRIVES
    0.21

    6.
    SV PAN ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS
    0.25

    7.
    GVT INT BANQUET (SOF BEGINS)
    0.29

    8.
    STV LORD MAYOR SPEAKS (SOF)
    0.58

    9.
    CU MR KEITH HOLYOAKE AND WIFE (SILENT)
    1.01

    10.
    CU ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY AND DR NYERERE OF TANZANIA (SILENT)
    1.04

    11.
    CU MR AND MRS WILSON (SILENT)
    1.07

    12.
    GTV TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN STANDS TO SPEAK (SOF APPLAUSE)
    1.17

    13.
    STV TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN SPEAKS (SOF)
    2.40


    TRANSCRIPT: SIR CHARLES TRINDER: "IN ASKING THOSE PRESENT TO HONOUR THIS TOAST, I OFFER AN EARNEST PRAYER THAT SUCCESS MAY ATTEND YOUR MEETING, AND THAT AMONGST ITS RESULTS MAY BE A RE-INVIGORATION OF THE COMMONWEALTH, NEVER SO POTENTIALLY VALUABLE AS IT IS NOW, WHEN AT LAST REPRESENTATIVE OF A TRUE CROSS-SECTION OF ALL HUMANITY."



    TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN: "THE SENSE OF COMRADESHIP THAT BRINGS US TOGETHER IN THE COMMONWEALTH MUST ALWAYS HAVE DEEP MEANING AND BROAD STRENGTH. THIS IS NOT EASY TO ACHIEVE WITHOUT ASSERTIVE LEADERSHIP AND SHARED LOYALTY. IT HAD BEEN EXPECTED THAT BRITAIN, THE FOUNDER OF THE COMMONWEALTH, WOULD PROVIDE THIS LEADERSHIP, BUT UNFORTUNATELY THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT THINKS OTHERWISE TODAY, AND INSTEAD OF CARRYING ON WITH HER PROTECTIVE ROLE, SHE IS WITHDRAWING FROM HER COMMITMENTS TO HER COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES, FRIENDS. I MUST HONESTLY SAY THAT THIS ATTITUDE OF FEND-FOR-YOURSELF HAS BROUGHT ABOUT A FEELING OF EMPTINESS AND INSECURITY IN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THOSE WHO HAD LOOKED WITH CONFIDENCE TO BRITAIN FOR HELP AND PROTECTION DURING THE EARLY YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE. WITH OUR DEFECTIVE LEADERSHIP IN THE COMMONWEALTH, IT FOLLOWS, IT FOLLOWS THAT THERE CAN BE NO REAL FEELING OF TOGETHERNESS AND COMMON LOYALTY TO A CAUSE."




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    Background: MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN SAID IN LONDON TONIGHT (MONDAY) THAT BRITAIN'S "FEND-FOR-YOURSELF" ATTITUDE TOWARDS COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES HAD LED TO A FEELING OF EMPTINESS AND INSECURITY. THE MALAYSIAN LEADER WAS SPEAKING AT A BANQUET GIVEN BY THE LORD MAYOR OF LONDON. SIR CHARLES TRINDER, AT THE GUILDHALL. THE BANQUET WAS IN HONOUR OF THE PRIME MINISTERS AND PRESIDENT ATTENDING THE COMMONWEALTH CONFERENCE.

    SIR CHARLES TRINDER OPENED THE BANQUET WITH A SPEECH IN WHICH HE SAID THAT HE HOPED ONE RESULT OF THE CONFERENCE WOULD BE A RE-INVIGORATION OF THE COMMONWEALTH.

    REPLYING TO THE LORD MAYOR'S TOAST, THE MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER SAID IT HAD BEEN HOPED THAT BRITAIN WOULD PROVIDE LEADERSHIP FOR THE COMMONWEALTH. UNFORTUNATELY, HE WENT ON TO SAY, INSTEAD OF CARRYING ON HER PROTECTIVE ROLE, BRITAIN IS WITHDRAWING FROM HER COMMITMENTS TO HER COMMONWEALTH FRIENDS.

    IN ADDITION TO THE COMMONWEALTH LEADERS, THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY ATTENDED THE BANQUET AS DID THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION, MR. EDWARD HEATH.

    TOMORROW, THE COMMONWEALTH LEADERS ARE EXPECTED TO DEAL AGAIN WITH ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL TROUBLES AFFECTING THEIR COUNTRIES. THE DISPUTE OVER IMMIGRATION IS AGAIN EXPECTED TO BE DISCUSSED BEFORE THE CONFERENCE FINISHES ON WEDNESDAY (15 JANUARY).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4JS8XX5BB82TW20ZSPQPJG9OC
    Media URN:
    VLVA4JS8XX5BB82TW20ZSPQPJG9OC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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