• Short Summary

    A HUGE RALLY IN THE HEART OF DJAKARTA TODAY (TUESDAY) PLEDGED FULL SUPPORT FOR GENERAL SUHARTO IN HIS NEW ROLE AS ACTING PRESIDENT OF INDONESIA.

  • Description

    A HUGE RALLY IN THE HEART OF DJAKARTA TODAY (TUESDAY) PLEDGED FULL SUPPORT FOR GENERAL SUHARTO IN HIS NEW ROLE AS ACTING PRESIDENT OF INDONESIA. GENERAL SUHARTO WAS SWORN IN ON SUNDAY NIGHT BY THE SUPREME POLICY-MAKING PEOPLE'S CONSULTATIVE CONGRESS, WHO ALSO STRIPPED PRESIDENT SUKARNO OF ALL POWERS.

    PRESIDENT SUKARNO WAS RELIEVED OF HIS OFFICE AFTER BEING INDONESIA'S LEADER FOR 22 YEARS. HE ALSO LOST HIS MOST CHERISHED TITLE OF "GREAT LEADER OF THE INDONESIAN REVOLUTION". IN A SPEECH TO THE NATION LAST NIGHT, GENERAL SUHARTO SAID DR SUKARNO, NOW IN HIS SUMMER PALACE AT BOGOR, 40 MILES (65 KMS) FROM DJAKARTA, WAS IN AILING HEALTH AND NO LONGER ABLE TO CARRY OUT HIS DUTIES.

    GENERAL SUHARTO WAS SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT UNTIL A NEW PRESIDENT IS CHOSEN IN GENERAL ELECTION SCHEDULED IN INDONESIA NEXT YEAR. CONGRESS REMOVED PRESIDENT SUKARNO FROM POWER AFTER DECIDING AGAINST ORDERING A JUDICIAL INQUIRY INTO HIS ALLEGED ROLE IN THE 1965 COMMUNIST COUP ATTEMPT. MANY CONGRESS MEMBERS HAD DEMANDED THIS, BUT IT WAS FINALLY DECIDED TO ALLOW ACTING PRESIDENT SUHARTO TO DEAL WITH THE MATTER SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE.

    (IN DJAKARTA TODAY, ARMOURED CARS AND TROOPS WITH SUB-MACHINEGUNS RINGED THE CENTRE OF THE CITY AS 50,000 PEOPLE HELD A RALLY IN SUPPORT OF GENERAL SUHARTO. MANY GROUPS WERE REPRESENTED AT THE RALLY, BUT THERE WAS NO SIGN OF THE SUKARNO-SUPPORTING INDONESIAN NATIONALIST PARTY. LAST NIGHT THE ARMED FORCES ISSUED A JOINT STATEMENT CLEARLY WARNING SUKARNO SUPPORTERS THAT ANY VIOLENCE WOULD BE CRUSHED).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA51FWALDSFFHQQPNI9P12CFXEZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA51FWALDSFFHQQPNI9P12CFXEZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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