• Short Summary

    IN SOUTH VIETNAM ONCE MORE THERE'S THE THREAT OF A RIFT BETWEEN THE BUDDHISTS AND THE GOVERNMENT.

  • Description

    IN SOUTH VIETNAM ONCE MORE THERE'S THE THREAT OF A RIFT BETWEEN THE BUDDHISTS AND THE GOVERNMENT. THIS IS THE XA LOI PAGODA IN SAIGON WHICH BECAME ONE OF THE BUDDHISTS' HEADQUARTERS DURING THE CRISIS LAST YEAR.

    SPEAKING AT THE PAGODA ON THURSDAY, AT A MEETING MARKING THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE DIEM REGIME'S STORMING OF THE PAGODAS WITH TROOPS AND RIOT POLICE, A LEADING BUDDHIST MONK DECLARED THAT RELIGIOUS REPRESSION WAS STILL CONTINUING IN SOUTH VIETNAM AND CALLED ON BUDDHISTS TO UNITE FOR A FURTHER STRUGGLE.

    THICH TAM CHAU, HEAD OF THE BUDDHIST INSTITUTE FOR PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH, BLAMED MEMBERS OF THE DIEM REGIME WHO ARE STILL IN POSITIONS OF AUTHORITY FOR ACTS OF REPRESSION AND SAID: "THE CONSEQUENCES FOR SUCH ACTIONS WILL BE VERY SERIOUS."
    IN OTHER PLACES AS WELL THERE HAS BEEN OPEN OPPOSITION TO THE NEW REGIME. ON THE PREVIOUS DY, STUDENTS GATHERED AT THE STUDENT UNION HEADQUARTERS AND CRITISED WHAT THEY TERMED THE "GOVERNMENT'S POLICY OF MILITARY DICTATORSHIP AND CENSORSHIP."
    SINCE THIS MEETING THERE HAVE BEEN FURTHER STUDENT DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT'S POLICY, SOME DEMANDING THE RESIGNATION OF PRESIDENT NGUYEN KHANH.

    WHILE THE MEETING WAS GOING ON PRESIDENT KHANH MET WITH THE AMERICAN AMBASSADOR TO SOUTH VIETNAM, GENERAL MAXWELL TAYLOR. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THEY DISCUSSED PLANS RELATING TO GENERAL KHANH'S FORMATION OF A WAR CABINET.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5LIMERSX4RE2WYNTLXR63OO44
    Media URN:
    VLVA5LIMERSX4RE2WYNTLXR63OO44
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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