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    A MESSAGE FROM UN SECRETARY GENERAL U.THANT TODAY (FRIDAY) "CLEARED THE ROAD-BLOCK" IN THE NEGOTIATIONS?

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    A MESSAGE FROM UN SECRETARY GENERAL U.THANT TODAY (FRIDAY) "CLEARED THE ROAD-BLOCK" IN THE NEGOTIATIONS IN MANILA BETWEEN MALAYA AND INDONESIA OVER THE MALAYSIA FEDERATION, AND A SETTLEMENT IS NEAR, ACCORDING TO DR.SUBANDRIO, INDONESIAN FOREIGN MINISTER.

    U THANT'S CABLE SAID HE COULD PROCEED WITH AN "ASSESSMENT" OF THE POLITICAL DESIRES OF THE PEOPLE OF BRITISH BORNEO WITHOUT CONSULTING THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - WHICH DOES NOT SIT AGAIN UNTIL SEPTEMBER, INDONESIA HAS BEEN INSISTING ON A BORNEO REFERENDUM BEFORE THE FEDERATION IS CREATED ON AUGUST 31.(FILM SHOWS THE PRE-CONFERENCE DINNER PARTY AND OPENING SHOTS OF THE CLOSED TALKS BETWEEN THE THREE LEADERS.

    BUT IN HIS FIRST MEETING WITH INDONESIA'S PRESIDENT SUKARNO AND PRESIDENT DIOSDADO MACAPAGAL OF THE PHILIPPINES MALAYAS PRIME MINISTER SAID HE WOULD FALL IN WITH THEIR WISHES AND WOULD JOIN IN REFERRING BOTH QUESTIONS TO THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL.

    THE MALAYAN PRIME MINISTER, TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN, HAD SAID HE WOULD STAND FAST ON TWO POINT: THAT MALAYSIA MUST BE FOUNDED ON AUGUST 31, AND THAT THERE WAS NO NEED FOR A REFERENDUM IN THE BORNEO TERRITORIES BEFORE UNION TOOK PLACE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7GPQQUH0PIUCY8V67KJ48OZLV
    Media URN:
    VLVA7GPQQUH0PIUCY8V67KJ48OZLV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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