• Short Summary

    ENAROTALI, THE FORMER REBEL AREA IN WEST IRIAN'S CENTRAL HIGHLANDS, ON TUESDAY (23 SEPTEMBER) GAVE A TUMULTUOUS WELCOME TO PRESIDENT SUHARTO, WHO WAS ON THE LAST LEG OF HIS FIRST TOUR OF INDONESIA'S NEWEST PROVINCE.

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    ENAROTALI, THE FORMER REBEL AREA IN WEST IRIAN'S CENTRAL HIGHLANDS, ON TUESDAY (23 SEPTEMBER) GAVE A TUMULTUOUS WELCOME TO PRESIDENT SUHARTO, WHO WAS ON THE LAST LEG OF HIS FIRST TOUR OF INDONESIA'S NEWEST PROVINCE.

    LAST MAY, ENAROTALI'S TRIBESMEN ROSE UP AGAINST INDONESIAN RULE, AND PARATROOPS HAD TO BE SENT IN. HOWEVER, DURING THE ACT OF FREE CHOICE HELD IN JULY AND AUGUST, ENAROTALI AND THE SEVEN OTHER REGENCIES VOTED OVERWHELMINGLY TO REMAIN PART OF INDONESIA.

    IN HIS SPEECH, PRESIDENT SUHARTO PROMISED GENERAL AMNESTY TO IRIANESE REBELS WISHING TO GIVE THEMSELVES UP.

    THE PRESIDENT THEN HANDED AN AXE TO THE INDONESIAN CHIEF OF ENAROTALI AS PART OF HIS PROMISE TO WEST IRIANESE TO HELP IMPROVE THEIR LIVING STANDARD BY DEVELOPING THEIR AGRICULTURE. THE PEOPLE, WHO LEAD A REMOTE AND PRIMITIVE LIFE, GAVE HIM THREE CHEERS.

    PRESIDENT SUHARTO FLEW BACK TO DJAKARTA ON WEDNESDAY (24 SEPTEMBER). HE TOLD CABINET MINISTERS NOT TO GIVE PROMISED TO THE PEOPLE OF WEST IRIAN BUT TO DRAFT PRACTICAL PLANS THAT COULD BE IMPLEMENTED TO DEVELOP THE TERRITORY.

    HE CALLED ON THE MINISTERS TO GIVE PRIORITY TO COMMUNICATIONS, AGRICULTURE, AND FISHERIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4TUZZOQ1JW51T63SOUZA2F2BJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA4TUZZOQ1JW51T63SOUZA2F2BJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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