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    THE BRITISH DEFENCE MINISTER, MR. PETER THORNEYCROFT, DURING A 40-HOUR STOP IN BRUNEI, A BRITISH?

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    THE BRITISH DEFENCE MINISTER, MR. PETER THORNEYCROFT, DURING A 40-HOUR STOP IN BRUNEI, A BRITISH PROTECTORATE, ON JANUARY 10 'DROPPED IN' ON LONELY OUTPOSTS IN SARAWAK AND SABAH (NORTH BORNEO) NEAR THE INDONESIAN BORNEO.

    BRUNEI, AN ENCLAVE IN NORTHERN SARAWAK, HAS BEEN QUIET SINCE AN ALLEGEDLY INDONESIAN-BACKED REBELLION WAS PUT DOWN THIRTEEN MONTHS AGO. BRUNEI TOWN HOUSES THE HEADQUARTERS OF BRITISH OPERATIONS IN BORNEO.

    HE IS ON A THREE-DAY ON-THE-SPOT STUDY OF THE INFLAMMABLE SITUATION IN THE BORNEO TERRORISTS AS PART OF AN EIGHT-DAY VISIT TO MALAYSIA.

    HIS MALAYSIA VISIT COINCIDES WITH THE FLARE-UP OF FIGHTING IN THE MALAYSIAN BORNEO STATES OF SARAWAK AND SABAH (NORTH BORNEO) WHERE BRITISH, MALAYSIAN AND GURKHA SECURITY FORCES ARE OPPOSING INDONESIAN-BACKED TERRORISTS.

    IN THE PAST TEN DAYS, THREE HAD BEEN SEVERAL CLASHES IN SABAH IN WHICH EIGHT MALAYSIANS, TWO GURKHAS AND AT LEAST TWELVE TERRORISTS HAD BEEN REPORTED KILLED.

    RETURNING TO BRUNEI TOWN AFTER VISITING MILITARY OUTPOSTS, HE SAID THERE WAS NOT THE SLIGHTEST DOUBT THAT THE BORDER RAIDERS IN SARAWAK AND SABAH WERE INDONESIANS.

    HAVING SEEN EQUIPMENT CAPTURED FROM THE INDONESIAN TERRORISTS HE SAID THEY WERE WELL-EQUIPPED AND VERY HIGHLY ORGANISED BANDS COMING FROM ACROSS THE BORDER. HE FOUND THE TROOPS IN THE FORWARD AREAS "IN GOOD HEART" AND DID NOT THINK MORE TROOPS WERE NEEDED AT THE MOMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7G34NZPZWDR0OQBDC9E90NDEK
    Media URN:
    VLVA7G34NZPZWDR0OQBDC9E90NDEK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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