• Short Summary

    MALAYSIA'S PRIME MINISTER, TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN, WAS DRIVEN TO PONTIAN POLICE STATION IN SOUTH-WEST MALAYA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) TO SEE A GROUP OF CAPTURED INDONESIANS.

  • Description

    MALAYSIA'S PRIME MINISTER, TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN, WAS DRIVEN TO PONTIAN POLICE STATION IN SOUTH-WEST MALAYA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) TO SEE A GROUP OF CAPTURED INDONESIANS. HE WAS ALSO SHOWN A SELECTION OF ARMS AND AMMUNITION SAID TO HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM THE CAPTIVES.

    THE INDONESIANS WERE ARRESTED AFTER REPORTS OF A LANDING BY TWO BOATS NEAR THE FISHING VILLAGE OF KUKUP. TWENTY-FOUR MEN WERE SAID TO HAVE BEEN IN THE PARTY -- AND AT LEAST FIFTEEN OF THEM HAVE BEN ARRESTED.

    SPEAKING TO A CROWD AT THE POLICE STATION, THE TUNKU REVEALED THAT HE CAPTURED MEN WERE ARMED WITH DUM-DUM BULLETS -- A FORM OF BULLET THAT IS INTERNATIONALLY BANNED. AS SOON AS THE BULLET ENTERS THE BODY IT BURSTS CAUSING INSTANT DEATH.

    THE CAPTIVES INCLUDED A MAJOR -- A FORMER MALAYAN WHO WENT TO INDONESIA TWELVE YEARS AGO. HE IS THOUGHT TO BE THE HIGHEST-RANKING INDONESIAN INFILTRATOR YET CAPTURED BY THE MALAYSIANS. THE PRIME MINISTER ASKED HIM IF PERHAPS HE HEAD COME HOME FOR THE MUSLIM NEW YEAR NEXT MONTH. THERE WAS MORE FOOD FOR THE CELEBRATION IN MALAYSIA THAN THERE WAS IN INDONESIA, THE TUNKU COMMENTED.

    (WHILE THE TUNKU WAS VISITING THE POLICE STATION, AND TALKING WITH THE CAPTIVES, MALAYSIAN SECURITY FORES WERE BEING KEPT BUSY. THEY WERE ENGAGED IN FOUR DIFFERENT ACTIONS ON OR AROUND THE COAST OF THE MALAYAN PENINSULA. THE MAJOR ACTION WAS THE SINKING OF AN INDONESIAN-MANNED TUG, BY A MALAYSIAN PATROL BOAT OF CAPE ACHADO.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7P7YZNF53DNJFS17690APM2GN
    Media URN:
    VLVA7P7YZNF53DNJFS17690APM2GN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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