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    IN DJAKARTA, STUDENTS TOOK TO THE STREETS AGAIN YESTERDAY (FRIDAY), THIS TIME DEMANDING THE DISMISSAL OF DR.

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    IN DJAKARTA, STUDENTS TOOK TO THE STREETS AGAIN YESTERDAY (FRIDAY), THIS TIME DEMANDING THE DISMISSAL OF DR. WIRJONO PROJODIKORO, MINISTER FOR JUSTICE.

    THE STUDENTS, MEMBERS OF THE POWERFUL INDONESIAN STUDENTS ACTION COMMAND, MINISTER, MR. ADAM MALIK SIGNED AN AGREEMENT WITH THE JAPANESE AMBASSADOR, MR. SEIKO SAITO ON EMERGENCY AID.

    TROOPS WERE RUSHED TO THE SCENE. BUT THE STUDENTS, AFTER PRESENTING PETITION TO MR. MALIK DEMANDING DR. WIRJONO'S DISMISSAL AND ACCUSING HIM OF BEING AN OPPORTUNIST, THEN MARCHED ON THE SUPREME COURT WHERE THEY STAGED AN ORDERLY DEMONSTRATION.

    AT THE SUPREME COURT, THE STUDENTS TORE DOWN A BOARD BEARING THE NAMES OF DR. WIRJONO AND OTHER OFFICIALS. BESIDES THAT, NO OTHER INCIDENT REPORTED.

    MEANWHILE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF INDONESIA, THE FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT MOHAMMAD HATTA TOLD A SYMPOSIUM THAT THE LACK OF BALANCED BUDGET WAS PART OF INDONESIA'S ECONOMIC DOWNFALL.

    CONTINUING, HE SAID THAT THE PREVIOUS INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT KNEW HOW TO SPEND EXTRAVAGANTLY BUT COULD NOT MAKE ENDS MEET. A BALANCE BUDGET WAS ESSENTIAL FOR INDONESIA NOW. THIS NATION OF 105 MILLION PEOPLE, FIFTH LARGEST IN THE WORLD, IS MORE THAN UNITED STATES $2.4 BILLION IN DEBT.

    MR. HATTA, RESIGNED AS VICE-PRESIDENT IN 1956 AGAINST PRESIDENT SUKARNO'S POLICIES. THE SYMPOSIUM WAS SPONSORED BY THE INFLUENTIAL SCHOLARS ACTION FRONT (KASI) AND WAS DESIGNED TO HELP THE GOVERNMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6PC5AHPDTZQKQLPEWSO4ZU58O
    Media URN:
    VLVA6PC5AHPDTZQKQLPEWSO4ZU58O
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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