• Short Summary

    BRITISH AND MALAYSIAN TROOPS IN TAWAU, SOUTH-EASTERN SABAH (NORTH BORNEO), ARE FULLY PREPARED FOR ANY CONTINGENCY THAT MIGHT ARISE OUT OF INDONESIAN CONFRONTATION AGAINST MALAYSIA.

  • Description

    BRITISH AND MALAYSIAN TROOPS IN TAWAU, SOUTH-EASTERN SABAH (NORTH BORNEO), ARE FULLY PREPARED FOR ANY CONTINGENCY THAT MIGHT ARISE OUT OF INDONESIAN CONFRONTATION AGAINST MALAYSIA.

    THIS FOLLOWS THE DISTRIBUTION OF INDONESIAN LEAFLETS THREATENING AN ATTACK ON TAWAU.POLICE IN THE WEST COAST TOWN OF TAWAU, LESS THAN TEN MILES FROM THE INDONESIAN TERRITORY, HAD SEIZED TWO RIFFLES AND 108 ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION FROM INCOMING INDONESIAN CARGO.

    SOME 17,000 INDONESIANS LIVE IN NORTH BORNEO, MOST OF THEM AROUND TAWAU WHERE THEY ARE HIGHLY VALUED AS PLANTATION LABOURERS.IMMIGRATION HAS BEEN STOPPED SINCE THE INDONESIAN CONFRONTATION AGAINST MALAYSIA.

    MEANWHILE, BRITISH TROOPS ARE BEING FERRIED TO THE SEBATIK ISLAND WHERE A DAWN-TO-DUSK CURFEW IS BEING IMPOSED FOLLOWING REPORTS THAT INDONESIANS IN NORTH BORNEO ARE GETTING ARMS, AMMUNITION AND GRENADE FROM THEIR HOMELAND.

    SEBATIK ISLAND WHICH IS SHARED BY MALAYSIA AND INDONESIA IS DIRECTLY OPPOSITE TAWAU.THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL CLASHES ON THE ISLAND.LAST MONTH, AN INDONESIAN MARINE LIEUTENANT WAS KILLED IN A SKIRMISH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA864QM7HFF4R33FLFOHR6BA17F
    Media URN:
    VLVA864QM7HFF4R33FLFOHR6BA17F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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