• Short Summary

    THE INDONESIAN PRESIDENT, GENERAL SUHARTO, ON TUESDAY (MARCH 3) CALLED A COMPLETE MEETING OF HIS CABINET TO DISCUSS - AMONG OTHER TOPICS - THE ALLEGED SMUGGLING OF 11 CASES OF PISTOLS BY A TRADE OFFICIAL WITH THE CZECHOSLOVAK EMBASSY IN DJAKARTA.

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    WS STATE PALACE
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    2.
    MS INT HALL & CABINET MEMBERS
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    3.
    MS MINISTER ARRIVING
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    4.
    MS MINISTER FOR JUSTICE SENOADJI
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    5.
    MSV GEN. SUMITRO (LEFT) WITH GEN. AMIR MAHMUD, HOME
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    6.
    CU DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF ABDUL AZIS (LEFT) WITH GENERAL SUTOPO JUWONO (2 SHOTS)
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    7.
    MS PRES. SUHARTO ENTERS HALL
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    8.
    CU ATTORNEY GENERAL SUGIHARTO AND OTHER CABINET MEMBER
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    9.
    WS HALL
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    10.
    MS MINISTERS SEATED
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    11.
    MS SUHARTO PAN MINISTERS
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    12.
    MS HALL
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    Background: THE INDONESIAN PRESIDENT, GENERAL SUHARTO, ON TUESDAY (MARCH 3) CALLED A COMPLETE MEETING OF HIS CABINET TO DISCUSS - AMONG OTHER TOPICS - THE ALLEGED SMUGGLING OF 11 CASES OF PISTOLS BY A TRADE OFFICIAL WITH THE CZECHOSLOVAK EMBASSY IN DJAKARTA.

    POLICE IN DJAKARTA SAID YESTERDAY THEY HAD ARRESTED FIVE INDONESIANS BELIEVED TO HAVE SOLD THE SMUGGLED WEAPONS TO PRIVATE PEOPLE.

    THE ORIGINAL ALLEGATIONS FIRST APPEARED LAST WEEK IN DJAKARTA NEWSPAPERS WHICH ACCUSED THE CZECHOSLOVAK TRADE ATTACHE, MR. VACLAV KOSEK, OF SMUGGLING THE WEAPONS INTO DJAKARTA BY AIR AND DISTRIBUTING THEM FOR SUBVERSIVE PURPOSES.

    THE ALLEGATIONS WERE DENIED AT THE WEEKEND BY THE CZECHOSLOVAK CHARGE D'AFFAIRES, MR. MILAN MACHA. THE HEAD OF THE INDONESIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY'S SECURITY AND COMMUNICATION DIVISIONS SAID MR. MACHA HAD GIVEN HIM DETAILS OF WEAPONS IMPORTED IN THE LAST THREE YEARS. HE HAD CLAIMED THAT SOME OF THEM WERE SAMPLES WHICH HAD BEEN DECLARED TO THE GOVERNMENT AND GIVEN AS PRESENTS TO SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE INDONESIAN ARMED FORCES. THE INDONESIAN AUTHORITIES SAID THEY HAD SEIZED SEVEN PISTOLS AND IF THE PEOPLE CONCERNED COULD NOT PROVE THEY WERE AMONG THOSE IMPORTED AND GIVEN AS PRESENTS, THEN DIPLOMATIC ACTION WOULD BE TAKEN AGAINST MR. KOSEK. THE GENERAL SAID THE GOVERNMENT HAD NO CONCRETE PROOF THAT MR. KOSEK HAD DISTRIBUTED THE PISTOLS FOR SUBVERSIVE PURPOSES.

    AMONG THOSE AT YESTERDAY'S CABINET MEETING WERE ATTORNEY-GENERAL SUGIHARTO, MINISTER FOR JUSTICE SENOADJI, CHIEF OF STAFF OF NATIONAL SECURITY GENERAL SUMITRO, AND GENERAL SUTOPO JUWONO, FROM THE INDONESIAN INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT.

    THE CABINET ALSO DISCUSSED THE FIRST YEAR'S IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GOVERNMENT'S FIVE-YEAR DEVELOPMENT PLAN. NO STATEMENT WAS RELEASED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE MEETING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8212HF9NSY9ZTEOU27VU7M85W
    Media URN:
    VLVA8212HF9NSY9ZTEOU27VU7M85W
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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