• Short Summary

    A MALAYSIAN TEAM ARRIVED IN DJAKARTA ON FRIDAY FOR PREPARATORY TALKS WHICH MAY PAVE THE WAY TO A FINAL ENDING OF INDONESIA'S ARMED CONFRONTATION OF MALAYSIA.

  • Description

    A MALAYSIAN TEAM ARRIVED IN DJAKARTA ON FRIDAY FOR PREPARATORY TALKS WHICH MAY PAVE THE WAY TO A FINAL ENDING OF INDONESIA'S ARMED CONFRONTATION OF MALAYSIA. RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES HAVE BEEN RESTORED TO A NEAR-NORMAL BASIS IN RECENT MONTHS ALTHOUGH THE CONFRONTATION HAS NOT BEEN OFFICIALLY ENDED. THE THREE-MAN DELEGATION WAS ALSO PREPARING THE GROUND FOR AN EXPECTED VISIT TO DJAKARTA BY MALAYSIAN DEPUTY PREMIER, TUN ABDUL RAZAK.

    THE THREE-MAN PARTY WAS HEADED BY COLONEL MOHAMMAD YUSOF BIN IBRAHIM, A SENIOR OFFICER AT THE MALAYSIAN DEFENCE MINISTRY. THE TWO OTHER MEMBERS WERE, POLICE SUPERINTENDENT HARUN BIN ABDUL RAHMAN, AND INCHE ABDUL LATIF BIN DATO HARUN, FROM THE RESEARCH DIVISION OF THE PRIME MINISTER'S DEPARTMENT.

    BEFORE LEAVING KUALA LUMPUR COLONEL YUSOF SAID THE DELEGATION WOULD BE HAVING TALKS WITH GENERAL SUHARTO (HOLDER OF EXECUTIVE POWER IN INDONESIA), AND ACTING AS A CONTACT BETWEEN THE TWO GOVERNMENTS.

    ON SATURDAY, AFTER PRIVATE TALKS WITH THE MALAYSIAN MISSION, INDONESIAN FOREIGN MINISTER ADAM MALIK SAID HE EXPECTED THE CONFRONTATION TO END WITHIN 11 DAYS. COLONEL YUSOF AGREED, AND ADDED THAT HE WAS CONFIDENT THE BANGKOK AGREEMENT, HAMMERED OUT IN JUNE BY MR. MALIK AND TUN ABDUL RAZAK, WOULD BE RATIFIED BY INDONESIA.

    THE MALAYSIAN OFFICER TOLD NEWSMEN THAT WHEN INDONESIA RATIFIED THE PACT, MALAYSIA WOULD RELEASE MORE THAN 1,000 INDONESIAN PRISONERS CAPTURED DURING BORDER FIGHTING OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS.

    BY TODAY (SUNDAY) OBSERVERS WERE CONFIDENT THAT THE PACT ENDING CONFRONTATION WOULD BE SIGNED THIS WEEK - PROBABLY ON THURSDAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7BPXVQEMN1FI6YZ2KQ7JWY7Q9
    Media URN:
    VLVA7BPXVQEMN1FI6YZ2KQ7JWY7Q9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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