• Short Summary

    DEPOSED BURMESE PREMIER U NU TODAY (29 AUGUST) DECLARED AT A NEWS CONFERENCE IN LONDON THAT WE WAS STILL LEGALLY PREMIER AND THAT HE WAS LAUNCHING A CAMPAIGN FOR A RETURN TO DEMOCRACY IN HIS COUNTRY.

  • Description

    1.
    GV LONDON STREET SCENE PAN TO ALBANY ROOM (2 SHOTS)
    0.11

    2.
    GV & SV PRESIDENT U NU GIVING STATEMENT
    0.20

    3.
    GV PRESS
    0.22

    4.
    CU ZOOM OUT TO MV...U NU
    0.32

    5.
    GV ZOOM IN TO SV ... U NU SPEAKING SOF...
    0.56

    6.
    SV PRESS (SILENT)
    0.59

    7.
    MV ZOOM INTO CU ... U NU BEING INTERVIEWED SOF ...
    2.40


    TRANSCRIPTS : U NU: "THE TASK BEFORE US IS ONE I WOULD CARE TO EMBARK ON LIGHTLY OR WITHOUT DUE PREPARATIONS. THEREFORE I WANT TO SPEAK HONESTLY TO MY OWN PEOPLE THROUGH YOU TODAY AND TO SAY TO THEM THAT THEY SHOULD ON NO ACCOUNT ACT RASHLY."



    QUESTION: "U NU, YOU'RE A MAN OF PEACE. DON'T YOU THINK THAT WHAT YOU'RE DOING NOW COULD RESULT IN VIOLENCE?"



    U NU: "YES, I DO BELIEVE IT COULD RESULT IN VIOLENCE. BUT IF DUTY REQUIRE ME TO RESORT TO VIOLENCE I DON'T MIND IT. I AM NOT BY DOING SO DEVIATING FROM THE FACT OF BUDDHA HIMSELF WHEN HE WAS........ IN SOME OF HIS PREVIOUS EXISTENCES. HE HIMSELF WAS QUITE PREPARED TO RESORT TO VIOLENCE IN ORDER TO OVERTHROW TYRANNY AND EVIL."



    QUESTION: "WHEN YOU LEAVE LONDON WHERE WILL YOU GO ON YOUR TRAVELS ?"



    U NU: "I WILL GO FIRST TO THE UNITED STATES AND FROM THE U.S. I WILL GO TO JAPAN AND FROM JAPAN TO HONG KONG AND FROM HONG KONG BACK TO BANGKOK."



    QUESTION: "AND WHEN YOU'RE IN NEW YORK YOU WILL BE SEEING YOUR FRIEND, (REFERRING TO U THANT) AT THE U.N. DO YOU THINK THAT HE WILL BE ABLE TO ACT IN ANY WAY AS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED NATIONS?"



    U NU: "HE IS IN A VERY RESPONSIBLE POSITION JUST NOW SO I DON'T THINK I WILL SEEK ANY SUPPORT FOR OUR CAUSE FORM HIM. WHEN I GO THERE I GO CONSTITUTIONALLY SPEAKING AS STILL PRIME MINISTER OF BURMA. I WILL NOT BE RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED NATIONS IN FACT SO I DON'T THINK I CAN DO ANYTHING AT THE UNITED NATIONS."




    Initials KM/V/BOB/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: DEPOSED BURMESE PREMIER U NU TODAY (29 AUGUST) DECLARED AT A NEWS CONFERENCE IN LONDON THAT WE WAS STILL LEGALLY PREMIER AND THAT HE WAS LAUNCHING A CAMPAIGN FOR A RETURN TO DEMOCRACY IN HIS COUNTRY.

    MR U NU WAS THE FIRST PRIME MINISTER OF BURMA AND CO-AUTHOR OF THE NU-ATLEE AGREEMENT WHICH GAVE HIS COUNTRY ITS INDEPENDENCE. HE WAS PRIME MINISTER FROM 1948-62 WHEN HE WAS DEPOSED IN A MILITARY COUP BY GENERAL NE WIN. HE AND HIS ENTIRE CABINET WERE IMPRISONED FOR FIVE YEARS.

    SINCE HIS RELEASE FROM PRISON, MR NU HAS BEEN LIVING IN INDIA AND THAILAND. AT HIS NEWS CONFERENCE, MR NU OUTLINED HIS PLANS:

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5KR2ENAMZW9XU5MC9C4SWZVHX
    Media URN:
    VLVA5KR2ENAMZW9XU5MC9C4SWZVHX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment