• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT SUKARNO OF INDONESIA ADMINISTERED THE OATH OF OFFICE TO HIS NEW CABINET IN DJAKARTA TODAY (WEDNESDAY), AND SAID LATER THAT HE STILL HELD FULL POWER IN INDONESIA AND WAS NOT "JUST A RUBBER STAMP".

  • Description

    PRESIDENT SUKARNO OF INDONESIA ADMINISTERED THE OATH OF OFFICE TO HIS NEW CABINET IN DJAKARTA TODAY (WEDNESDAY), AND SAID LATER THAT HE STILL HELD FULL POWER IN INDONESIA AND WAS NOT "JUST A RUBBER STAMP". THE CABINET, WHICH PRESIDENT SUKARNO ANNOUNCED ON SUNDAY AT HIS STATE PALACE IN DJAKARTA, CONTAINS NONE OF THE FORMER MEMBERS SAID TO HAVE BEEN COMMUNIST-ORIENTATED SUCH AS DR CHAERUL SALEH - NOW IN ARMY CUSTODY -- WHOSE HOME NEAR DJAKARTA WAS BROKEN INTO ON SUNDAY BY STUDENTS.

    PRESIDENT SUKARNO'S NEW 72-MAN CABINET INCLUDES THE PRESIDENT AS PRIMER MINISTER AND THE LEADER, DR JOHANNES LEIMENA, AS FIRST DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE PRESIDIUM, OR INNER CABINET OF SIX. THE PRESIDENT, WHO SPOKE ONLY BRIEFLY, WAS FOLLOWED BY DR LEIMENA, WHO COMPLETED GIVING DETAILS AND THE DUTIES OF THE NEW MINISTERS.

    MEANWHILE, THE ARMY HAS ISSUED A STERN WARNING TO THOSE WHO CONTINUE TO TAKE THE LAW INTO THEIR OWN HANDS BY RANSACKING AN DESTROYING THE HOMES OF FORMER MINISTERS, INCLUDING THOSE -- LIKE DR SALEH -- NOW IN CUSTODY. ON SUNDAY, MEMBERS OF THE TWO POWERFUL STUDENT ORGANISATIONS, KAMI AND KAPPI, ARMED THEMSELVES WITH CROWBARS AND BROKE INTO ONE OF THE MANY LUXURIOUS BUNGALOWS OWNED BY DR SALEH, WHO WAS THE FORMER THIRD DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER.

    THE STUDENTS CLAIM THAT DR SALEH WAS ONE OF THE RICHEST MINISTERS IN THE FOREIGN BANKS AND MUCH PROPERTY IN INDONESIA ITSELF .AFTER BREAKING INTO HIS BUNGALOW IN YJIPAJUNG BOGOR, 50 MILES SOUTH OF DJAKARTA, THEY RANSACKED IT.

    (AFTER SWEARING IN HIS NEW CABINET TODAY, PRESIDENT SUKARNO SAID HE WAS STILL EXECUTIVE AND PRIME MINISTER -- AND HE WANTED TO MAKE THIS CLEAR TO PEOPLE IN INDONESIA AS WELL AS OVERSEAS. HE PROMISED TO CHANGE THE CABINET AGAIN IF IT PROVED INEFFECTIVE, OR IF THE PEOPLE OF INDONESIA DEMANDED CHANGES THROUGH THEIR PARTY LEADERS.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5FHHMX8D015T4551REIAFXC4H
    Media URN:
    VLVA5FHHMX8D015T4551REIAFXC4H
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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