• Short Summary

    BRITISH CHIEF OF THE IMPERIAL GENERAL STAFF, GENERAL SIR RICHARD HULL ARRIVED IN MALAYAN CAPITAL KUALA LUMPUR ON FEBRUARY 20 ON A FOUR DAY VISIT TO HOLD TALKS WITH TOP GOVERNMENT MEN AND VISIT MILITARY ESTABLISHMENTS.

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    BRITISH CHIEF OF THE IMPERIAL GENERAL STAFF, GENERAL SIR RICHARD HULL ARRIVED IN MALAYAN CAPITAL KUALA LUMPUR ON FEBRUARY 20 ON A FOUR DAY VISIT TO HOLD TALKS WITH TOP GOVERNMENT MEN AND VISIT MILITARY ESTABLISHMENTS.

    GENERAL HULL WAS PREVIOUSLY GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, MALAYA.

    ON HIS ARRIVAL IN KUALA LUMPUR HE WAS MET AT THE AIRPORT BY U.K. HIGH COMMISSIONER SIR GEOFROY TORY AMONG OTHERS.

    AMONG THOSE HE MET THE DAY AFTER HIS ARRIVAL WERE DEPUTY PREMIER AND MINISTER FOR DEFENCE TUN ABDUL RAZAK AND PREMIER TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN. WITH THEM HE IS REPORTED TO HAVE DISCUSSED INDONESIA'S "CONFRONTATION", BRUNEI'S SECURITY AND THE BUILD UP OF MALAYA'S DEFENCES.

    GENERAL HULL LATER VISITED THE FEDERATION MILITARY COLLEGE AT SUNGEI BESI. OBSERVERS ATTACHED SOME SIGNIFICANCE TO THE VISIT AS MALAYA HAS ANNOUNCED EXPANSION OF TRAINING FACILITIES AND THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF BRITISH HELP TOWARDS THIS.

    GENERAL HULL TOLD THE REPORTERS THAT BRITAIN HAD RESOURCES TO MEET ANY EXTERNAL THREAT TO MALAYSIA AND "WE HAVE EVERY INTENTION OF HONOURING OUR DEFENCE TREATY WITH MALAYA".

    AFTER HIS MALAYAN TRIP GENERAL HULL WILL BE VISITING AUSTRALIA FOR JOINT AUSTRALIAN, NEW ZEALAND AND U.S. DEFENCE COMMITTEE MEETING TO REVIEW THE DEFENCE OF SOUTH-EAST ASIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4OOOVQWCO76RLHOK8CSVUQW8C
    Media URN:
    VLVA4OOOVQWCO76RLHOK8CSVUQW8C
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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