• Short Summary

    THE SARAWAK GOVERNMENT, FOR SEVERAL MONTHS NOT, HAS BEEN AWARE OF AN INCREASING COMMUNIST THREAT AMONG THE CHINESE POPULATION WITH THE FORMATION OF THE ILLEGAL CLANDESTINE COMMUNIST ORGANISATION.

  • Description

    1.
    LS (PAN) KUCHING TOWN
    8 1/2 ft

    2.
    MS THREE MALAY GIRLS
    13 ft

    3.
    MS MALAY MAN PUSHING BICYCLE ON JETTY
    17 1/2 ft

    4.
    MS FERRY BOATS IN RIVER (TWO SHOTS)
    22 ft

    5.
    MS ARMED POLICE IN JETTY WAITING FOR POLICE BOAT (TWO SHOTS)
    27 1/2 ft

    6.
    MS CHINESE SHOPHOUSES
    30 1/2 ft

    7.
    CU STREET SIGN
    32 ft

    8.
    CU CHINESE WOMEN HAWKING ON ROADSIDE
    33 ft

    9.
    MS ROADSIDE CHINESE HAWKERS (TWO SHOTS)
    38 ft

    10.
    MLS CHINESE SHOPHOUSES
    40 ft

    11.
    MS MOVING CAR (PAN) POLICE ROADBLOCK, 15 MILES AWAY FROM KUCHING
    43 1/2 ft

    12.
    CU SIGN -- POLICE ROAD BLOCK
    44 1/2 ft

    13.
    CU POLICEMEN
    45 1/2 ft

    14.
    MS POLICE CHECKING IDENTITY CARDS OF PASSENGERS TRAVELLING ON BUS (FOUR SHOTS)
    52 1/2 ft

    15.
    MLS POLICE ROADBLOCK
    58 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/YA/AB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE SARAWAK GOVERNMENT, FOR SEVERAL MONTHS NOT, HAS BEEN AWARE OF AN INCREASING COMMUNIST THREAT AMONG THE CHINESE POPULATION WITH THE FORMATION OF THE ILLEGAL CLANDESTINE COMMUNIST ORGANISATION. THE ORGANISATION HAS ABOUT 5,000 HARDCORE MEMBERS AND THOUSANDS OF CHINESE SYMPATHISERS AND POTENTIAL SUPPORTERS.

    THERE ARE ABOUT A QUARTER OF A MILLION CHINESE IN THE COUNTRY. THE ONLY RACE TO EXCEED THEM IN NUMBERS ARE THE IBANS, WITH A FEW THOUSAND MORE. THE MALAY POPULATION IS ABOUT 125,000.

    EARLY IN 1963, ABOUT ONE THOUSAND CHINESE DEFLECTED TO INDONESIAN BORNEO FOR MILITARY TRAINING WITH THE HOPE OF RETURNING TO SARAWAK TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT AND LATER SET UP A COMMUNIST REGIME.

    WITH THE ADVENT OF INDONESIAN CONFRONTATION, THE SARAWAK CHINESE COMMUNISTS HAVE FOUND IT TO THEIR ADVANTAGE TO CARRY OUT ACTS OF SABOTAGE IN THE COUNTRY. TWO WEEKS AGO, POLICE ARRESTED TWO GROUPS OF CHINESE SABOTEURS TRAINED IN INDONESIA.

    THE SABOTEURS WERE MAKING THEIR WAY TO SIBU, A CLANDESTINE COMMUNIST ORGANISATION STRONGHOLD, ABOUT 150 MILES NORTHEAST OF KUCHING, THE SARAWAK CAPITAL THEY WERE TO ATTACK SECURITY FORCES STATIONED IN THE AREA. NOT LONG AFTER, THREE MORE CHINESE SABOTEURS, ON THEIR WAY TO THE CAPITAL, WERE APPREHENDED AND A LARGE QUANTITY OF HAND GRENADES WAS RECOVERED FROM THEM.

    SINCE THEN, THE SARAWAK POLICE HAVE INTENSIFIED THEIR VIGILANCE AND REGULAR CHECKS ARE CARRIED OUT ON ALL ROADS LEADING TO THE CAPITAL. PEOPLE IN VEHICLES ASKED TO PRODUCE THEIR IDENTITY CARD FOR INSPECTION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA58LHC1G9VVAHACQVC8FGV221I
    Media URN:
    VLVA58LHC1G9VVAHACQVC8FGV221I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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