• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAM'S MILITARY RULERS YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) ANNOUNCED HAD DISMISSED THE ONCE POWERFUL LIEUTENANT-GENERAL NGUYEN KHANH FROM THE ARMY AND ORDERED HIM TO RETURN TO SAIGON TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT CONFISCATED FUNDS.

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    SOUTH VIETNAM'S MILITARY RULERS YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) ANNOUNCED HAD DISMISSED THE ONCE POWERFUL LIEUTENANT-GENERAL NGUYEN KHANH FROM THE ARMY AND ORDERED HIM TO RETURN TO SAIGON TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT CONFISCATED FUNDS.THE DISMISSALS OF GENERAL KHANH AND OTHER OFFICERS WERE REVEALED AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN THE CAPITAL BY AIR MARSHAL NGUYEN CAO KY, THE PRIME MINISTER.

    GENERAL KHANH, FORMER PREMIER AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES, WAS OUSTED AFTER AND ABORTIVE COUP IN FEBRUARY THIS YEAR AND LEFT THE COUNTRY AS A ROVING AMBASSADOR.HE IS NOW LIVING IN THE UNITED STATES.HE HAS ALSO HAD HIS AMBASSADORIAL RANK AND PRIVILEGES LIFTED.

    ALSO DISMISSED FROM THE ARMY AND ORDERED TO RETURN TO SAIGON WAS ANOTHER "ROVING AMBASSADOR", MAJOR-GENERAL DO CAO TRI, FORMER COMMANDER OF THE ARMY'S SECOND CORPS, WHO IS NOW LIVING IN TOKYO.

    BOTH OFFICERS WILL HAVE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT AN INVESTIGATION OF CHARGES THAT FUNDS WERE ILLEGALLY CONFISCATED IN THE CENTRAL PROVINCES FOLLOWING THE OVERTHROW OF THE NGO DINH DIEM GOVERNMENT IN 1963.

    A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID ANOTHER HIGH-RANKING OFFICER, BRIGADIER-GENERAL TRAN VAN DONG, FORMER COMMANDER OF THE SAIGON MILITARY DISTRICT, HAD BEEN DISCIPLINED AND DISMISSED FROM THE ARMY FOR ALLEGEDLY PERMITTING GAMBLING RINGS TO OPERATE IN THE CAPITAL AREA.GENERAL DONG IS SAID TO HAVE BEEN REGARDED AS ONE OF THE BEST GENERALS IN THE VIETNAMESE ARMY AND THE MOST ACCOMPLISHED FIELD OFFICER.

    A FOURTH OFFICER, MAJOR-GENERAL THAI QUANG HOANG, WAS SUSPENDED FROM HIS PRESENT POST AS AMBASSADOR TO THAILAND FOR ALLEGEDLY ADVOCATING PROGRAMMES AND ATTITUDES CONTRARY TO THE POLICY OF THE GOVERNMENT AND THE ARMED FORCES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6TX0P62QREVK5H7AM5UKJD9E7
    Media URN:
    VLVA6TX0P62QREVK5H7AM5UKJD9E7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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