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    IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), DISMISSED CABINET MINISTER DR. PHAN QUANG DAN TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE:?

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    IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), DISMISSED CABINET MINISTER DR. PHAN QUANG DAN TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE: " I AM STRONGLY OPPOSED TO THE IDEA OF A COALITION GOVERNMENT WITH THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT -- POLITICAL ARM OF THE VIETCONG."
    DR. DAN, DISMISSED 20 DAYS AFTER REPORTEDLY ADVOCATING DIRECT TALKS WITH THE LIBERATION FRONT, CLAIMED HE HAD BEEN MISINTERPRETED.

    HE MADE HIS REPORTED STATEMENT DURING A TOUR OF THE UNITED STATE WHILE STILL ABROAD AND ALSO QUESTIONED BY POLICE ON HIS RETURN.

    THE LIBERATION FRONT CONTACTS HE SUGGESTED WERE WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE CHIEU HOI (DEFECTORS) MINISTRY HE HEADED.

    IT IS ALSO A CAPITAL OFFENCE IN SAIGON TO ADVOCATE NEUTRALISM OR COMMUNISM.

    (FURTHER EVIDENCE OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT'S HARD LINE APPROACH TO THE COALITION IDEA -- SUGGESTED ABROAD AS A POSSIBLE VIETNAM SOLUTION -- WAS SEEN IN SAIGON TODAY (FRIDAY) AT A TRIAL OF LEADERS OF A GROUP SUGGESTED AS A POSSIBLE COMPROMISE BODY IN A COALITION.)
    (TEN LEADERS OF THE VIETNAM ALLIANCE OF NATIONALIST DEMOCRATIC AND PEACEFUL FORCES WERE TRIED IN THEIR ABSENCE FOR ADVOCATING REBELLIONS AND NEUTRALITY.)
    (MEANWHILE, CENSOR CHIEF, MR. VU KHANH, IS UNDER POLICE INTERROGATION FOR ALLOWING PUBLICATION OF A STUDENT MAGAZINE SUPPORTING A COALITION GOVERNMENT WITH THE VIETCONG.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6XPGIV6MXNYAM9HNJDTA7ONNL
    Media URN:
    VLVA6XPGIV6MXNYAM9HNJDTA7ONNL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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