• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 3,000 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE FUNERAL, HELD IN KUCHING ON WEDNESDAY (20 SEPTEMBER), OF A SARAWAK CHINESE POLITICAL DETAINEE.

  • Description

    MORE THAN 3,000 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE FUNERAL, HELD IN KUCHING ON WEDNESDAY (20 SEPTEMBER), OF A SARAWAK CHINESE POLITICAL DETAINEE. THE MAN, CHUNG YUNG FAH, IS SAID TO HAVE DIED WHILE PLAYING BASKETBALL AT THE CENTRE FOR PROTECTIVE CUSTODY ON 6 SEPTEMBER.

    CHUNG, WHO WAS A CENTRAL EXECUTIVE MEMBER OF THE SARAWAK UNITED PEOPLE'S PARTY (S.U.P.P.), WAS DETAINED LAST DECEMBER. CHUNG'S WIFE WAS ALSO A DETAINEE AT THE CENTRE UNTIL HER RELEASE LAST WEEKS.

    THE 2-MILE (ABOUT 3 KM) FUNERAL PROCESSION BEGAN FROM THE PARTY'S HEADQUARTERS BUT NOT BEFORE OFFICIALS HAD CALMED SOME OF THE WOMEN MOURNERS. HOWEVER THE PROCESSION UNDER POLICE SUPERVISION, WAS AN ORDERLY ONE.

    OTHER DETAINEES AT THE CENTRE HAVE GONE ON HUNGER STRIKE. THEY HAVE SUBMITTED 14 DEMANDS TO THE SARAWAK GOVERNMENT CONCERNING CHUNG'S DEATH AND CONDITIONS AT THE CENTRE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4V736D0ZX7LTZ7GHJUJS3UB2K
    Media URN:
    VLVA4V736D0ZX7LTZ7GHJUJS3UB2K
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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