• Short Summary

    IN SINGAPORE'S BUSY SOUTH BRIDGE ROAD IS SITUATED THE UNOSTERATIOUS HEADQUARTERS OF THE PEOPLE'S ACTION PARTY - THE PARTY THAT WON 43 CUT OF 51 SEATS IN THE GENERAL ELECTIONS ON MAY 30TH.

  • Description


    XL FIRST 21 FT:


    1.
    SINGAPORE'S SOUTH BRIDGE ROAD.


    2.
    EXTERIOR OF BUILDING PAP HEADQUARTERS


    3.
    MLS. PAP BUILDING (SEE FLASH SIGNS - PARTY SYMBOL).



    H. SIL. 22 FT.


    1.
    PEOPLE WAITING OUTSIDE GOVERNMENT HOUSE


    2.
    PRESSMEN GATHER AROUND MR. LEE KUAN YEW'S CAR


    3.
    CROWD


    4.
    MR. K.C. LEE, PAP PUBLICITY CHIEF, TALKS TO PRESSMEN


    5.
    CU. K.C. LEE



    TRANSCRIPT: MR. LEE BEGINS. ..." THIS IS THE FIRST PRESS CONFERENCE.......



    ......THE WORLD AT LARGE".



    QUESTION: "HAVE YOU ACCEPTED THE GOVERNOR'S INVITATION TO FORM A GOVERNMENT?



    MR. LEE: "I TOLD HIM THAT UNLESS... SHOULD NOT FORM THE GOVERNMENT".



    QUESTION: "WHAT DID THE GOVERNOR SAY?



    MR. LEE: "HE GAVE ME THE ANSWER THAT HE NEEDED TIME ..... TOMORROW MORNING".



    QUESTION: "HAVE YOU ASKED THE MINISTRY?



    MR. LEE: "PAP IS NORMALLY ....... RIGHTWING".



    QUESTIONS: "HAVE YOU PICKED THE PLAYERS FOR THEIR POSITIONS?



    MR. LEE: "PLAYERS ARE IN POSITION ....... APPROPRIATE TIME"



    QUESTION: "WILL YOU BE THE PRIME MINISTER?



    MR. LEE: "I HAVE BEEN INVITED TO FORM THE GOVERNMENT.......



    RESPONSIBLE FOR FORMING THE GOVERNMENT.



    FURTHER QUESTIONS WERE ON THE SAME QUESTION OF RELEASE OF DETAINEES AND MR. LEE SAID WE WOULD RATHER WAIT TO HEAR FROM THE GOVERNOR AND NOT ANTICIPATE HIS REACTION.



    MR. LEE ENDS: "..... ANSWER LATER TODAY"




    Initials


    NOTE ON SOF FILM: WE ARE SENDING THIS SOF, ALTHOUGH WE REALISE IT'S NOT OF GOOD QUALITY. THE PLACE WAS IN A VERY BUSY LOCALITY WHICH YOU COULD NOTICE FROM THE BACKGROUND NOISES:
    WE HAVE NO SOUND READER OR OTHER EQUIPMENT TO IMPROVE UPON THE QUALITY AND ARE THEREFORE SENDING THIS TO YOU IN CASE YOU MIGHT WISH TO USE SOMETHING.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IN SINGAPORE'S BUSY SOUTH BRIDGE ROAD IS SITUATED THE UNOSTERATIOUS HEADQUARTERS OF THE PEOPLE'S ACTION PARTY - THE PARTY THAT WON 43 CUT OF 51 SEATS IN THE GENERAL ELECTIONS ON MAY 30TH.

    WHEN MR. LEE KUAR YEW. THE LEADER OF THE PARTY (AND FUTURE PRIME MINISTER) CALLED A PRESS CONFERENCE ON JUNE 1, THE FIRST AFTER THE ELECTIONS, SOME ONE HUNDRED PER PRESSMEN CROWDED IN THE PAP OFFICE TO HEAR MR. LEE:
    MEANWHILE, MR. LEE KUAN YEW CONTINUED HIS TALKS WITH THE GOVERNOR ON THE FORMATION OF THE GOVERNMENT.

    AFTER HIS SECOND VISIT TO THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE, MR. LEE TOLD WAITING NEWSMEN -- WHOSE ENTHUSIASM WAS NOT DAMPENED BY A HEAVY DOWNPOUR - THAT HE WAS AWAITING THE GOVERNOR'S REPLY TO THE PARTY DEMAND THAT EIGHT PAP LEADERS NOW IN DETENTION SHOULD BE RELEASED PRIOR TO THE FORMATION OF A GOVERNMENT.

    MR. K. C. LEE, THE PAP PUBLICITY CHIEF WHO WAS WITH MR. LEE KUAN YEW AT THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE MEETING, TOLD MEWSMEN THAT THE CHANCES OF THE RELEASE OF THE DETAINEES WERE BRIGHT. A FINAL REPLY WAS EXPECTED BY THE SAME AFTERNOON, HE SAID.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4TUS0WV7KLVZLMFBMMDIQK44B
    Media URN:
    VLVA4TUS0WV7KLVZLMFBMMDIQK44B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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