• Short Summary

    THE SMALL OIL-RICH STATE OF BRUNEI, IN BORNEO, IS ASTIR WITH DEMANDS FOR ELECTIONS. A?

  • Description

    THE SMALL OIL-RICH STATE OF BRUNEI, IN BORNEO, IS ASTIR WITH DEMANDS FOR ELECTIONS. A BRITISH PROTECTORATE RULED BY SULTAN SIR OMAR ALI SAIFUDDIN, BRUNEI IS THE SECOND BIGGEST OIL PRODUCER IN THE COMMONWEALTH. TO HIS 80,000 SUBJECTS, THE SULTAN ANNOUNCED CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS TWO YEARS AGO INCLUDING AN ELECTION THIS YEAR. BUT THIS WAS LATER POSTPONED BY 12 MONTHS TO OCTOBER 1962 DUE TO LACK OF ADMINISTRATIVE MACHINERY TO COMPLETE ELECTION FORMALITIES.

    THE PARTY RAAYAT (PEOPLE'S PARTY) THE ONE ORGANISED POLITICAL PARTY IN THE STATE, STAGED ITS LATEST PROTEST IN A RALLY, AUG 6, IN BRUNEI. THE PARTY, CLAIMING A MEMBERSHIP OF 27,000, HANDED A PETITION TO THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER, URGING THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT TO ADVISE THE BRUNEI GOVERNMENT TO HOLD ELECTIONS AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE.

    WITH POSTERS AND PLACARDS, DEMONSTRATORS MARCHED THROUGH THE CITY'S STREETS DEMANDING AN END OF COLONIALISM AND A START OF DEMOCRACY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6V7OXIX1ERW1439MP6THG1K9S
    Media URN:
    VLVA6V7OXIX1ERW1439MP6THG1K9S
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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