• Short Summary

    STRONG SECURITY PRECAUTIONS WERE TAKEN IN KUALA LUMPUR YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) WHEN 478 INDONESIAN PRISONERS-OF-WAR WERE BROUGHT TO PORT SWETTENHAM FOR REPATRIATION.

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    STRONG SECURITY PRECAUTIONS WERE TAKEN IN KUALA LUMPUR YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) WHEN 478 INDONESIAN PRISONERS-OF-WAR WERE BROUGHT TO PORT SWETTENHAM FOR REPATRIATION. ARMED POLICE RINGED THE DOCK AREA AND NAVAL SHIPS PATROLLED THE HARBOUR.

    THE PRISONERS WERE CAPTURED DURING PRESIDENT SUKARNO'S CONFRONTATION WITH MALAYSIA, WHICH BEGAN THREE YEARS AGO. THE REPATRIATION WAS CARRIED OUT IN FULL CO-OPERATION WITH INDONESIA, AND WITHIN THE TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT, SIGNED BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES ON AUGUST 11TH ENDING CONFRONTATION.

    THE INDONESIANS TRAVELLED TO PORT SWETTENHAM BY TRAIN AND WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE INDONESIAN SHIP "K.M. BRANTAS." ALSO ABOARD THE VESSEL WERE 55 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS -- BARTER TRADERS WHO WERE DETAINED UNDER THE MALAYSIAN IMMIGRATION ORDINANCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8ABME96IDETHPPE9F5BJ6OT9R
    Media URN:
    VLVA8ABME96IDETHPPE9F5BJ6OT9R
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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