• Short Summary

    In Jakarta the Indonesian parliament met recently to pass a special bill allowing the former Portuguese colony of East Timor to be admitted into the Indonesian republic.

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    GV PAN DOWN FROM Insignia on wall of Indonesian parliament TO President of the Indonesian parliament
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    SV Provisional government representatives of East Timor (in black suit is Mr. Arnaldo Reis Araujo and to his right in yellow suit it Mr. Gulerme Mario Gonzalves) (2 shots)
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    GV Leading member of parliament making speech (2 shots)
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    GV Members of Indonesian parliament looking on
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    GV Papers being handed to chairman of parliament
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    SV Members of East Timor provisional government looking on
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    SV Indonesian Home Minister, General Amir Machmud, giving government reply admitting East Timor
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    GV Members of parliament watching
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    GV Leader of Indonesian parliament making speech
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    GV Members of Indonesian parliament looking on
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    GV Members of parliament embracing members of East Timor provisional government
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    Jakarta made it clear from the moment Portugal decided to decolonise in 1974 that it would not tolerate a left-wing independent country located in the heart of its archipelago, a possible base for insurgents or a satellite for a hostile foreign power.




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    Background: In Jakarta the Indonesian parliament met recently to pass a special bill allowing the former Portuguese colony of East Timor to be admitted into the Indonesian republic.

    SYNOPSIS: Indonesia has incorporated the territory sooner than expected, with once-strong international opposition to the move apparently waning. East Timor provisional government representatives Mr. Arnoldo Reis and Mr. Gulerme Mario Gonzalves were in Jakarta to witness the adoption of East timor as the 27th Indonesian province. Last December Indonesian paratroopers supported by naval bombardment crushed a unilateral independence move in the territory spearheaded by the Fretilin left-wing nationalist group.

    Minister of Home Affairs, General Amir Machmud, admitted East Timor on behalf of the Indonesian government. After 400 years, Portugal's control effectively ended last year, during the civil war in which Indonesia intervened. Several thousand Indonesian troops remained in the territory and a People's Assembly was hastily formed specifically to petition Indonesia to take over East Timor.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5K6LTNUERB09JGCA5GTNVTCJ0
    Media URN:
    VLVA5K6LTNUERB09JGCA5GTNVTCJ0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/07/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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