• Short Summary

    IN THE NORTH-EASTERN PROVINCES OF THAILAND, GOVERNMENT SECURITY FORCES ARE WAGING A BITTER WAR AGAINST THE COMMUNISTS.

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    IN THE NORTH-EASTERN PROVINCES OF THAILAND, GOVERNMENT SECURITY FORCES ARE WAGING A BITTER WAR AGAINST THE COMMUNISTS. IN RECENT MILITARY OPERATIONS THERE, TWO COMMUNISTS DEFECTED TO THE GOVERNMENT WHILE FOUR OTHERS WERE CAPTURED, THEY ARE THREE MEN AND THREE WOMEN.

    YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), THEY HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE IN BANGKOK AT WHICH THEY PLEDGED THEIR ALLEGIANCE TO THE THAI GOVERNMENT. THE MEN ARE SEATED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: KAO BOON-TIEM, AGED 37; SAN SIRIKLAO, WHO IS 24 AND THONG HOR-NGUYEN, WHO IS 27. THE WOMEN ARE RIGHT TO LEFT: 23-YEAR-OLD SA-NGIAM PRAKHULERD AND PAD KHAN-KHAI, WHO IS 24. THE SIXTH WOMAN NOI SAI-BUA, AGED 27, IS NOT IN THIS PICTURE.

    TRAINED IN MILITARY WARFARE AND NURSING, THEY HELPED THE POLICE IN BUILDING SOME MODELS OF SECRET COMMUNIST TRAINING SCHOOLS, SITUATED DEEP IN THE JUNGLE WHICH DOMINATES UBOL PROVINCE.

    NOW DETAINED IN BANGKOK FOR FURTHER QUESTIONING, THEY EXPLAINED HOW THEY WERE LURED INTO BECOMING COMMUNISTS.

    VITAL INFORMATION, SUCH AS THE COMMUNIST BUILD-UP IN THE NORTHERN PROVINCES AND THE WHEREABOUT OF COMMUNIST CAMPS AND INFLUENTIAL PERSONALITIES WHO WORKING WITH THE COMMUNISTS, WERE GIVEN TO THE THAI POLICE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8F5MUMLAXKBI86STAAKEKJC8
    Media URN:
    VLVA8F5MUMLAXKBI86STAAKEKJC8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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