• Short Summary

    MALAYSIA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) ANNOUNCED A MULTI-RACIAL EMERGENCY ADMINISTRATION TO GOVERN THE COUNTRY AS IT EMERGED FROM THE WORST RACE RIOTS IN ITS HISTORY.

  • Description

    MALAYSIA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) ANNOUNCED A MULTI-RACIAL EMERGENCY ADMINISTRATION TO GOVERN THE COUNTRY AS IT EMERGED FROM THE WORST RACE RIOTS IN ITS HISTORY. DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER TUN ABDUL RAZAK FORMALLY TOOK OFFICE AS HEAD OF THE NEW NATIONAL OPERATORS COUNCIL SET UP EARLIER IN THE WEEK TO STOP RACIAL VIOLENCE BETWEEN CHINESE AND MALAYS IN WHICH THE DEATH TOLL HAD TODAY (SUNDAY) REACHED 131.

    THE MALAYSIAN RIOTS BEGAN AFTER WEEKEND GENERAL ELECTIONS AND HAVE LED TO A NATIONAL EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION AND CENSORSHIP OF THE LOCAL PRESS. FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS IN THE CAPITAL HAD THEIR CURFEW PASSES CONFISCATED.

    ON FRIDAY (MAY 16) MALAYSIAN SECURITY FORCES, SUPPORTED BY HELICOPTERS, STORMED A BUILDING AND ARRESTED 93 TERRORISTS. PRIME MINISTER TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN LATER BROADCAST TO THE NATION AND SAID IF THE PLOT HAD NOT BEEN NIPPED IN THE BUD COUNTLESS MORE PEOPLE MIGHT HAVE BEEN KILLED.

    EARLIER IN THE DAY, THE TUNKU HAD VISITED ONE OF THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS CENTRES SET UP BY THE POLICE AND SECURITY FORCES TO CO-ORDINATE EMERGENCY SERVICES.

    HOSPITALS WERE CROWDED WITH WOUNDED AND NURSES AND DOCTORS WERE ON A ROUND-THE-CLOCK SHIFT. THE INJURED CHINESE SEEN ON THIS FILM DIED SOON AFTER BEING TAKEN TO HOSPITAL.

    A SPORTS STADIUM WAS TAKEN OVER BY THE CHINESE COMMUNITY AS A REFUGEE CENTRE AND TREATMENT POST FOR THE WOUNDED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7K4QQC2KP8TRMSWXBQHQ1Y9YO
    Media URN:
    VLVA7K4QQC2KP8TRMSWXBQHQ1Y9YO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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