• Short Summary

    WEST PAPUA, UNTIL DECEMBER 1 KNOWN AS DUTCH NEW GUINEA, 18 FACED WITH RENEWED THREATS BY INDONESIA, WHO CLAIM THE COLONY SHOULD BE PART OF INDONESIA AS IT WAS FORMERLY PART OF THE NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES ALONG WITH INDONESIA.

  • Description

    WEST PAPUA, UNTIL DECEMBER 1 KNOWN AS DUTCH NEW GUINEA, 18 FACED WITH RENEWED THREATS BY INDONESIA, WHO CLAIM THE COLONY SHOULD BE PART OF INDONESIA AS IT WAS FORMERLY PART OF THE NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES ALONG WITH INDONESIA. RECENT FILM FROM WEST PAPUA SHOWS THE ARMED FORCES IN EXERCISED AT BIAK ON THE NORTHERN COAST, AND AT MANOKWARI.

    ON NOVEMBER 30, PRESIDENT SUKARNO OF INDONESIA SAID THAT THE "DECISIVE MOMENT" FOR THE LIBERATION OF THE COLONY, WHICH IS CALLED WEST IRIAN IN INDONESIA, WAS AT HAND. HE SAID HE WOULD CALL ON "ALL PROGRESSIVE FORCES AND FRIENDS" TO HELP IN WRESTING THE TERRITORIES FROM THE DUTCH. "WE DO NOT WANT TO WAIT ANY LONGER," SAID MR SUKARNO, WHO WAS SPEAKING TO ARMY OFFICERS ATTENDING THE INDONESIA ARMY'S STAFF SCHOOL AT BANDUNG. THE PRESIDENT ORDERED HIS ARMED FORCES TO PREPARE FOR "THE LIBERATION" OF THE DISPUTED TERRITORY.

    DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS BETWEEN INDONESIA AND HOLLAND WERE SEVERED IN AUGUST, 1960. BRITAIN REPRESENTED DUTCH INTERESTS AND CITIZENS IN INDONESIA UNTIL MARCH THIS YEAR.

    A FIFTEEN MEMBER NATIONAL DEFENCE COUNCIL WAS NAMED IN INDONESIA ON DECEMBER 13, BY THE PRESIDENT, AS THE LATEST STEP BY MOBILISE MANPOWER AND RESOURCES FOR THE STRUGGLE TO CAIN WEST PAPUA.

    WITH AN AREA OF 500,000 SQUARE MILES AND WITH A POPULATION OF 700,000, WEST PAPUA CONSISTS APART FROM COASTAL REGIONS OF JUNGLE AND SWAMPS. IT IS POTENTIALLY RICH, AND HAS MINERALS SUCH AS COBALT AND NICKEL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA66FC9Z56FEX4B29NSHMZTD8M9
    Media URN:
    VLVA66FC9Z56FEX4B29NSHMZTD8M9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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