• Short Summary

    INDONESIAN MARINES ON THE BORNEO BORDER KILLED 'SOME' MALAYSIAN TROOPS AND SEIZED A QUANTITY OF AUTOMATIC WEAPONS IN A RECENT CLASH, THE OFFICIAL ANTARA NEWS AGENCY ANNOUNCED TODAY (SATURDAY).

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    INDONESIAN MARINES ON THE BORNEO BORDER KILLED 'SOME' MALAYSIAN TROOPS AND SEIZED A QUANTITY OF AUTOMATIC WEAPONS IN A RECENT CLASH, THE OFFICIAL ANTARA NEWS AGENCY ANNOUNCED TODAY (SATURDAY). THE ANNOUNCEMENT SAID THE MALAYSIAN TROOPS HAD TRIED TO PENETRATE INTO INDONESIAN EAST BORNEO.

    IN SARAWAK, OUR CAMERAMAN HAS RECENTLY BEEN UP THE RAJANG RIVER - ONE OF THE MAIN SUPPLY ROUTES FOR BRITISH SOLDIERS STATIONED IN THE AREA. RIVERS ARE THE HIGHWAYS OF BORNEO, AS ROADS ARE PRACTICALLY NON-EXISTENT INLAND FROM THE COAST. LONG BOATS POWERED BY OUTBOARD MOTORS ARE USED BY THE BRITISH ARMY FOR FERRYING SUPPLIES UP COUNTRY. THE RAJANG RIVER IS STUDDED WITH RAPIDS, AND HUGE ROCKS, WHICH JUT OUT FROM THE WHIRLING CURRENTS ARE AN EXTRA HAZARD TO THE BOATS. MOREOVER, THERE IS DANGER FROM CROCODILES.

    AS THE COAT MOVES UP STREAM, THE INHABITANTS OF THE LONG HOUSES BUILT ON THE BANKS CAN BE SEEN GOING ABOUT THEIR DAILY WORK. THIS TIME, APART FROM SUPPLIES, THE BOAT IS CARRYING A UNITED STATES DOCTOR, RICHARD GARRETSON, FROM MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA, WHO IS WORKING AMONG THE CIVILIAN POPULATION OF THE AREA UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE AMERICAN FELLOWSHIP PLAN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6S0XZ1E04SJ33FGUTMHVR601O
    Media URN:
    VLVA6S0XZ1E04SJ33FGUTMHVR601O
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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