• 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


    TAWAU.


    1.
    LS (AERIAL VIEW) VILLAGE (3 SHOTS)
    4 1/2 ft

    2.
    LS AIRPORT
    8 ft

    3.
    MS WATERFRONT
    10 ft

    4.
    MLS TROOPS WALKING TO BOAT (2 SHOTS)
    13 1/2 ft

    5.
    MS OFFICER READING MAP
    15 1/2 ft

    6.
    MLS KIT BAGS INTO BOAT
    20 ft

    7.
    LS TROOPS LOOKING DOWN BOAT
    21 ft

    8.
    MS TROOPS PASSING RIFLES INTO BOAT
    22 1/2 ft

    9.
    MCU RIFLES INTO BOAT (2 SHOTS)
    26 ft

    10.
    MS TROOPS BOAT (2 SHOTS)
    30 ft

    11.
    MS ROPE BEING RELEASED
    32 1/2 ft

    12.
    MS BOAT OUT HARBOUR (2 SHOTS)
    37 ft


    SEBATIK ISLAND.


    13.
    LS (AERIAL VIEW) ISLAND
    40 ft

    14.
    LS TWO BOATS APPROACHING ISLAND
    42 ft

    15.
    MLS SAME BOATS APPROACHING SHORE (2 SHOTS)
    47 ft

    16.
    MS BOATS REACH SHORE
    50 ft

    17.
    MS TROOPS GETTING OUT (2 SHOTS)
    55 ft

    18.
    LS THEY ENTERING HEADQUARTERS
    58 ft

    19.
    MS INDONESIAN BORDER MARKED BY TREES, (RIGHT) BRITISH TROOPS PATROLLING (2 SHOTS)
    62 ft



    Initials CAR/S/GAP/YA/AMR



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA864QM7HFF4R33FLFOHR6BA17F
    Media URN:
    VLVA864QM7HFF4R33FLFOHR6BA17F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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