• Short Summary

    THE KING OF MALAYSIA ON SATURDAY (13 AUGUST) OPENED THE 10TH ANNUAL MERDEKA (FREEDOM) FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT AT THE MERDEKA STADIUM IN KUALA LUMPUR, THE MALAYSIAN CAPITAL.

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    THE KING OF MALAYSIA ON SATURDAY (13 AUGUST) OPENED THE 10TH ANNUAL MERDEKA (FREEDOM) FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT AT THE MERDEKA STADIUM IN KUALA LUMPUR, THE MALAYSIAN CAPITAL.

    THE TOURNAMENT WAS ORGANISED BY MALAYSIA TO CELEBRATE ITS INDEPENDENCE AND TO HELP ESTABLISH CONTACTS THROUGH FOOTBALL. THE TEN TEAMS COMPETING ARE FROM BURMA, HONG KONG, INDIA, JAPAN, MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE, SOUTH KOREA, SOUTH VIETNAM, TAIWAN AND THAILAND.

    THE MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER, TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN, IS PRESIDENT OF THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF MALAYSIA. IN A SPEECH BEFORE THE FIRST MATCH THE TUNKU DESCRIBED THIS YEAR'S TOURNAMENT AS A FESTIVAL TAKING PLACE IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF PEACE AND CALM AS INDONESIA'S CONFRONTATION AGAINST MALAYSIA HAD OFFICIALLY ENDED.

    INDONESIA IS NOT TAKING PART IN THE TOURNAMENT BECAUSE IT HAD NOT APPLIED FOR RE-ADMISSION TO THE ASIAN FOOTBALL CONFEDERATION FROM WHICH IT HAD WITHDRAWN WHEN CONFRONTATION WAS LAUNCHED AGAINST MALAYSIA THREE YEARS AGO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5ZYV54EKAOMSCK6RJK870NMD
    Media URN:
    VLVA5ZYV54EKAOMSCK6RJK870NMD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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