• Short Summary

    THE CABINET MEETING HELD AT PRESIDENT SUKARNO'S HOLIDAY PALACE AT BOGOR, ABOUT 40 MILES SOUTH OF DJAKARTA YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY), WAS ATTENDED BY 97 MINISTERS, INCLUDING FIVE COMMUNISTS.

  • Description

    THE CABINET MEETING HELD AT PRESIDENT SUKARNO'S HOLIDAY PALACE AT BOGOR, ABOUT 40 MILES SOUTH OF DJAKARTA YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY), WAS ATTENDED BY 97 MINISTERS, INCLUDING FIVE COMMUNISTS.THE MEETING WAS LED BY PRESIDENT SUKARNO WHO LOOKED WELL THOUGH TIRED.IT WAS HIS FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE SINCE THE ATTEMPTED COUP AGAINST HIS GOVERNMENT LAST THURSDAY.(SEE OUR PRODUCTION NUMBER 1078/65 SYNDICATED YESTERDAY).

    PRESIDENT SUKARNO, WEARING A BROWN MILITARY UNIFORM, SAT IN THE MIDDLE OF ONE TABLE, FLANKED ON HIS RIGHT BY THE FIRST DEPUTY PREMIER, DR.SUBANDRIO, AND ON HIS LEFT BY THE SECOND DEPUTY PREMIER, DR.JOHANNES LEIMENA, A PROSUKARNO SUPPORTER.

    THE PRESIDENT WAS IN A JOVIAL MOOD, JOKING WITH HIS MINISTERS AND CORRESPONDENTS BEFORE THE MEETING BEGAN.BUT HE REFUSED TO DISCUSS WITH REPORTERS THE EVENTS OF THE PAST FEW DAYS.WHEN ASKED IF HE HAD ANY WORD FOR THE FOREIGN PRESS, PRESIDENT SUKARNO SAID "JUST A SMILE".

    WHILE THE CABINET WAS IN SESSION, TROOPS FROM THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE GUARD UNIT, GUARDED THE BUILDING.(DURING THE SIX-DAY POLITICAL CRISIS SPARKED OFF BY A COMMUNIST-INSPIRED COUP, THERE HAVE BEEN PERSISTENT RUMOURS THAT PRESIDENT SUKARNO WAS ILL.) AT THE END OF THE MEETING, THE CABINET MINISTERS CONGREGATED OUTSIDE THE PALACE TO SEE THE PRESIDENT DRIVE OFF IN A BULLET-PROOF CAR.AN ARMOURED VEHICLE ESCORTED THE CAR.

    (MEANWHILE, THE POWERFUL INDONESIAN COMMUNIST PARTY IS FIGHTING BACK, WITH THE INDIRECT SUPPORT OF PRESIDENT SUKARNO AGAINST A STRONG CAMPAIGN BY THE ARMY AND RELIGIOUS GROUPS TO CRUSH IT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7EWBFWDMU40SUFOO7NIIJHMNK
    Media URN:
    VLVA7EWBFWDMU40SUFOO7NIIJHMNK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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