• Short Summary

    SHEIKH AZAHARI, LEADER OF THE BRUNEI REVOLT IN 1962, HAS BEEN HAVING TALKS WITH DR.?

  • Description

    SHEIKH AZAHARI, LEADER OF THE BRUNEI REVOLT IN 1962, HAS BEEN HAVING TALKS WITH DR. SUBANDRIO, INDONESIA'S FOREIGN MINISTER. THE DISCUSSIONS TOOK PLACE AT THE FOREIGN MINISTRY IN DJAKARTA ON TUESDAY AND WERE HELD BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.

    WHEN HE LEFT THE MINISTRY, SHEIKH AZAHARI - WHO CALLS HIMSELF THE "PRIME MINISTER OF THE NORTH BORNEO STATE" - TOLD REPORTERS THAT THE MALAYSIA-INDONESIA DISPUTE COULD BE SETTLED IN THE FORM OF RECOGNITION OF HIS "GOVERNMENT" BY MALAYSIA. HE SAID BRITAIN SHOULD BEAR ALL THE RESPONSIBILITY IF THE SITUATION IN NORTHERN BORNEO BECAME WORSE.

    THE SHEIKH, WHO WAS STAYING IN DJAKARTA FOR A FEW DAYS, WOULD NOT DISCLOSE THE LOCATION OF HIS HEADQUARTERS. REPORTS FROM DJAKARTA SAY THAT INDONESIA MIGHT PERSUADE SHEIKH AZAHARI TO ATTEND THE FORTHCOMING AFRO-ASIAN CONFERENCE IN ALGIERS.

    (SHEIKH AZAHARI, AS LEADER OF THE PARTY 'RAYAAT', LED THE REVOLT IN THE BRITISH PROTECTORATE OF BRUNEI, PROTESTING AGAINST THE SULTAN OF BRUNEI'S PROPOSAL THAT THE STATE SHOULD JOIN MALAYSIA. THE REVOLT WAS PUT DOWN AND THE SHEIKH FLED TO INDONESIA WHERE HE HAS BEEN EVER SINCE. WHEN HE WAS 12, SHEIKH AZAHARI WAS SENT TO INDONESIA TO STUDY BY THE JAPANESE OCCUPATION AUTHORITIES IN BRUNEI. HE FOUGHT WITH ANTI-DUTCH ELEMENTS IN JANA AND SUMATRA. HE RETURNED TO BRUNEI IN 1952 AND THE FOLLOWING YEAR HE WAS ARRESTED AND SENTENCED TO SIX MONTHS' IMPRISONMENT FOR HOLDING AN UNLAWFUL MEETING.)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8BGKGF6C2NZTTUCWBVVUBMBWJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8BGKGF6C2NZTTUCWBVVUBMBWJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment