• Short Summary

    A PLOT TO STAGE A REVOLT IN THE MALAYSIAN STATE OF SARAWAK HAS BEEN FOILED BY THE DISCOVERY OF A LARGE ARMS CACHE AND A NEW COMMUNIST DIRECTIVE.

  • Description

    A PLOT TO STAGE A REVOLT IN THE MALAYSIAN STATE OF SARAWAK HAS BEEN FOILED BY THE DISCOVERY OF A LARGE ARMS CACHE AND A NEW COMMUNIST DIRECTIVE.

    THE ARMS AND EQUIPMENT WERE FOUND LAST WEEK IN SERIAN DISTRICT NEAR KUCHING, THE CAPITAL. THE POLICE PUT THEM ON DISPLAY ON SUNDAY FOR THE BENEFIT OF NEWSMEN.

    THERE WERE TWO STEN-GUNS, 12 HAND GRENADES OF INDONESIAN MANUFACTURE, 15 ANTI-PERSONNEL MINES OF CZECHOSLOVAK ORIGIN, SEVERAL SLABS OF RUSSIAN-MARKED EXPLOSIVES AND MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION.

    THE CACHE WAS WELL CONCEALED BY CAMOUFLAGE IN UNDERGROWTH NEAR SOME SMALLHOLDERS' HUTS. THE POLICE SAID THE COMMUNIST DIRECTIVE THEY FOUND ORDERED THE CARRYING OUT OF GUERRILLA WARFARE SYSTEMATICALLY BY GRADUAL STAGES. THE COMMUNIST MOVEMENT IN SARAWAK (KNOWN AS THE CLANDESTINE COMMUNIST ORGANISATION) HAS A FOLLOWING OF NEARLY FIVE THOUSAND.

    ABOUT TWO THOUSAND OF THEM ARE HARDCORE MEMBERS. THE RECENT AMNESTY OFFER BY THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT TO THEM HAS HAD LITTLE RESPONSE. SO FAR ONLY SEVEN HAVE SURRENDERED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5PDHZZ6N2DERL1T6WEWMHX1X7
    Media URN:
    VLVA5PDHZZ6N2DERL1T6WEWMHX1X7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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