• Short Summary

    ALMOST A THOUSAND PEOPLE GATHERED IN THE MIRI THEATRE, MIRI, SARAWAK, MARCH 11, TO PROTEST AGAINST THE PLAN ENVISAGED BY THE MALAYAN PRIME MINISTER, TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN, UNDER WHICH THE BRITISH TERRITORIES OF SARAWAK, NORTH BORNEO, THE SULTANATE OF BRUNEI, AND SINGAPORE WILL JOIN MALAYA IN THE MALAYSIA FEDERATION.

  • Description

    ALMOST A THOUSAND PEOPLE GATHERED IN THE MIRI THEATRE, MIRI, SARAWAK, MARCH 11, TO PROTEST AGAINST THE PLAN ENVISAGED BY THE MALAYAN PRIME MINISTER, TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN, UNDER WHICH THE BRITISH TERRITORIES OF SARAWAK, NORTH BORNEO, THE SULTANATE OF BRUNEI, AND SINGAPORE WILL JOIN MALAYA IN THE MALAYSIA FEDERATION.

    THE MEETING WAS SPONSORED BY THE SARAWAK UNITED PEOPLE'S PARTY, WHICH WAS ESTABLISHED IN JANUARY 1960, AND HAS 46-BRANCHES IN SARAWAK, AND CLAIMS MEMBERSHIP OF 4,000 FROM IBAN, MALAY, KENYAH, KAYAN, DAYAK AND CHINESE COMMUNITIES.

    AMONG PROMINENT SPEAKERS AT HE MEETING WERE MR. LUI HO MING, SECRETARY OF THE MIRI BRANCH OF THE S.U.P.P., AND THE DAYAK VICE-PRESIDENT, MR. TAMA WING.

    STRONGEST POLITICAL PARTY IN SARAWAK, THE S.U.P.P. HAS HELD MANY EARLIER PROTEST MEETINGS AND SUBMITTED SIGNED PETITIONS OF PROTEST TO THE FIVE-MAN COMMISSION UNDER LORD COBBOLD WHICH IS NOW ENQUIRING INTO PUBLIC OPINION IN BRITISH BORNEO TERRITORIES ON MALAYSIA. THE MIRI MEETING WAS HELD TO COINCIDE WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE COMMISSION IN THE AREA. THE COMMISSION CONSISTS OF TWO MALAYANS AND TWO BRITISH MEMBERS HEADED BY LORD COBBOLD, FORMERLY GOVERNOR OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5KVEBHOLFSZ87VRBUKNQLCITC
    Media URN:
    VLVA5KVEBHOLFSZ87VRBUKNQLCITC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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