• Short Summary

    THE LAOTIAN NEUTRALIST LEADER PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA TODAY (FRIDAY) AGREED TO REMAIN AS PREMIER AND ACCEPTED THE REVOLUTIONARY COMMITTEE'S DEMANDS TO MODIFY THE GOVERNMENT, GENERAL KOUPRASITH ABHAY ANNOUNCED.

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    THE LAOTIAN NEUTRALIST LEADER PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA TODAY (FRIDAY) AGREED TO REMAIN AS PREMIER AND ACCEPTED THE REVOLUTIONARY COMMITTEE'S DEMANDS TO MODIFY THE GOVERNMENT, GENERAL KOUPRASITH ABHAY ANNOUNCED.

    GENERAL KOUPRASITH, WHO LED THE RECENT RIGHT-WING COUP, SAID PRINCE SOUVANNA AND HIS CABINET AFTER CONSIDERING THE COMMITTEE'S DEMANDS AGREED TO CONTINUE WORKING AS A GOVERNMENT.

    THE GENERAL TOLD NEWSMEN THAT PRINCE SOUVANNA TELEPHONE HIM AFTER MEETING HIS CABINET TO MAKE KNOWN HIS DECISION. HE ANNOUNCED PRINCE SOUVANNA'S DECISION IN A COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AFTER HE MET SOME 20 GENERAL AT THE DEFENCE MINISTRY.

    ON MONDAY (APRIL 20), AS FILM SHOWS, TROOPS OF THE RIGHT-WING FACTION WERE STILL GUARDING THE RESIDENCE OF PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA, PRIME MINISTER OF THE NEUTRALIST GOVERNMENT, DESPITE HAVING OVERTHROWN HIM IN A SURPRISE COUP EARLY MORNING OF THE PREVIOUS DAY.

    PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA, 63, (SEEN STANDING ON THE BALCONY PUFFING AWAY ON HIS PIPE), WAS NOT ALLOWED TO MEET CORRESPONDENTS AND AMBASSADORS OF THE UNITED STATES, THE SOVIET UNION, FRANCE AND BRITAIN, WHO CAME TO SEE HIM.

    HIS HOME WAS ENCIRCLED BY TROOPS ARMED WITH MACHINE GUNS AND RIFLES. THE PRINCE WAS OBVIOUSLY UNDER HOUSE ARREST. BUT LATER IN THE DAY, HE FLEW TO LUANG PRABANG, THE ROYAL CAPITAL, TO SEE KING SAVANG VATHANA ON A MISSION TO "RECONSTITUTE THE GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL UNION".

    AT THE WATTAY AIRPORT TO SEE HIM OFF WERE THE FOUR AMBASSADORS AND THE POLISH MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONTROL COMMISSION. THE AIRPORT WAS SIGNED BY ARMED RIGHT-WING TROOPS OF GENERAL KOUPRASITH ABHAY AND STEEL-HELMETED POLICE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA85IMBTUS7V6S4JT0CJGGFDEBE
    Media URN:
    VLVA85IMBTUS7V6S4JT0CJGGFDEBE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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