• Short Summary

    MALAYA HAS NEARLY FIFTY THOUSAND ABORIGINES -- FOR THE MOST PART TRIBAL PEOPLE -- WHO LIVE APART FROM THE OTHER RACES OF THE PENINSULAR.

  • Description

    MALAYA HAS NEARLY FIFTY THOUSAND ABORIGINES -- FOR THE MOST PART TRIBAL PEOPLE -- WHO LIVE APART FROM THE OTHER RACES OF THE PENINSULAR.A PRIMITIVE RACE, THEY ALONG THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS OF MALAYA AND AT PRESENT ARE AT THE CENTRE OF A STERN CONTEST.ON ONE SIDE IS THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT, WHICH IS SEEKING TO LIFT THEIR STANDARDS AND WIN THEIR LOYALTY; AND ON THE OTHER ARE THE COMMUNISTS WHO PROWL IN A SIX HUNDRED-MAN GUERRILLA ARMY ALONG THE BORDER OF THAILAND AND MALAYA.THE COMMUNISTS SEEK TO USE THE ABORIGINES TO INFILTRATE INTO MALAYA AND RENEW THE UPRISING WHICH LASTED FOR TWELVE YEARS UNTIL 1960.

    DURING MALAYA'S STATE OF EMERGENCY, THE ABORIGINE TRIBES WHERE ONE OF THE KEYS TO THE SUCCESS OF THE BRITISH AND TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN'S GOVERNMENT IN PUTTING DOWN THE COMMUNIST INSURRECTION.

    ONE OF THE BIG PROJECTS UNDERWAY AT THE MOMENT IS AN ELABORATE HEALTH SCHEME WHICH HAS LED TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A HOSPITAL NEAR KUALA LUMPUR AND THE STATIONING OF NURSES AND ORDERLIES IN TRIBAL VILLAGES.

    AT THE HOSPITAL, AT GOMBAK, SIX MILES FROM KUALA LUMPUR, A DOCTOR AND NURSE FROM CARE, (CO-OPERATION FOR AMERICAN RELIEF EVERYWHERE) WORK ALONGSIDE THE BRITISH EXPATRIATE DIRECTOR AND ABORIGINE ORDERLIES.THEY TREAT MAINLY TUBERCULOSIS, INTESTINAL PARASITES AND OCCASIONALLY, LEPROSY.

    THE ABORIGINES ARE BROUGHT USUALLY WITH THEIR FAMILIES TO UNDERGO TREATMENT AND ON MOST DAYS OF THE WEEK A ROYAL MALAYSIAN AIR FORCE HELICOPTER IS USED TO BRING IN PATIENTS FROM OUTLYING AREAS.IN ONE RECENT EMERGENCY, A PATIENT WAS FLOWN, WITH A RELATIVE FROM A REMOTE PART OF JOHORE, MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED MILES AWAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7OOOG6VQ72CBPVOICBGC53BNJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA7OOOG6VQ72CBPVOICBGC53BNJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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