• Short Summary

    A SARAWAK PUBLIC ORDER COMPANY (ANTI-RIOT SQUAD), FORMED IN NOVEMBER LAST YEAR, HAS JUST CONCLUDED SEVERAL MONTHS OF INTENSIVE TRAINING IN KUCHING.

  • Description

    A SARAWAK PUBLIC ORDER COMPANY (ANTI-RIOT SQUAD), FORMED IN NOVEMBER LAST YEAR, HAS JUST CONCLUDED SEVERAL MONTHS OF INTENSIVE TRAINING IN KUCHING. TRAINING INCLUDED THE USE OF WICKER SHIELDS, THE FIRING OF TEAR GAS SHELLS AND RIFLES.

    MEMBERS OF THE SQUAD ARE DRAWN FROM THE POLICE FIELD FORCE. THEY HAVE BEEN SPECIALLY TAUGHT TO COMBAT THE ACTIVITIES OF THE CLANDESTINE COMMUNIST ORGANISATION, FOLLOWING OUTBREAKS OF RIOTING IN SIBU AND MIRI LAST YEAR WHEN A UNITED NATIONS MALAYSIA ASSESSMENT TEAM ARRIVED TO BEGIN WORK.

    SOME MEMBERS OF THE SQUAD ARE NOW GUARDING ABOUT 200 LEFT WING ELEMENTS DETAINED IN A CAMP SITUATED ABOUT 100 YARDS FROM THE POLICE TRAINING SCHOOL.

    THERE ARE A TOTAL OF 140 MEN IN THE COMPANY. A SMALL STAND FITTED WITH A BELL AND SEVERAL FLAGS, REPRESENTS A SPECIALLY DESIGNED VEHICLE WHICH WILL CARRY THE SQUAD. THE VEHICLE WILL ARRIVE IN KUCHING SHORTLY FROM KUALA LUMPUR, THE MALAYSIAN CAPITAL.

    MEANWHILE, THE RESIDENTS OF MIRI, A RICH OILTOWN ON THE NORTHWEST COAST OF SARAWAK, HEARD FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SEVERAL MONTHS, THE FIRING OF REAL AMMUNITION FROM BRITISH ARMOURED CARS.

    THE ARMOURED CARS WERE TAKING PART IN AN INTERNAL SECURITY EXERCISE HELD ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE TOWN NEAR A JUNGLE AREA. THE EXPLOSION OF MORTAR SHELLS COULD BE HEARD IN THE HEART OF THE TOWN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6H78JINM0J3JF3DG45JD4N3OS
    Media URN:
    VLVA6H78JINM0J3JF3DG45JD4N3OS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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