• Short Summary

    THE PRISON IN MIRI, THE NORTHERN SARAWAK OIL CENTRE NEAR THE BRUNEI BORDER, IS HAVING NEW WINGS ADDED TO THE MAIN BUILDING IN ORDER TO HOLD PEOPLE DETAINED IN CONNECTION WITH THE RECENT BRUNEI UPRISING.

  • Description

    THE PRISON IN MIRI, THE NORTHERN SARAWAK OIL CENTRE NEAR THE BRUNEI BORDER, IS HAVING NEW WINGS ADDED TO THE MAIN BUILDING IN ORDER TO HOLD PEOPLE DETAINED IN CONNECTION WITH THE RECENT BRUNEI UPRISING.

    DURING THE UPRISING, NEARLY 3,000 WERE ARRESTED IN BRUNEI UNDER THE PRESERVATION OF PUBLIC SECURITY ORDINANCE. ABOUT 1,200 WERE RELEASED AFTER QUESTIONING.

    IN SARAWAK, SEVERAL HUNDRED WERE ARRESTED IN MANY PLACES, BUT MEANWHILE SOME 300 HAVE BEEN RELEASE. IN MIRI ITSELF, ABOUT 200 ARE STILL UNDER DETENTION.

    THOSE HELD IN CONNECTION WITH THE UPRISING ARE FIRST QUESTIONED BY THE SECURITY POLICE, THEN BROUGHT BEFORE MAGISTRATES UNDER THE PUBLIC SECURITY ORDINANCE. QUITE A FEW HAVE BEEN RELEASED AFTER TRIAL AND SOME HAVE BEEN SENTENCED TO PRISON TERMS UP TO THREE YEARS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7FWWC3VYDK11YXV0SMQ7J3FJS
    Media URN:
    VLVA7FWWC3VYDK11YXV0SMQ7J3FJS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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