• Short Summary

    CONTINUED INDONESIAN HOSTILITY TOWARDS MALAYSIA HAS MADE ENROLMENTS INTO THE MALAYSIAN ARMY AND VIGILANTE CORPS PARTIALLY COMPULSORY FOR EVERY ABLE BODIED MEN IN SINGAPORE.

  • Description

    CONTINUED INDONESIAN HOSTILITY TOWARDS MALAYSIA HAS MADE ENROLMENTS INTO THE MALAYSIAN ARMY AND VIGILANTE CORPS PARTIALLY COMPULSORY FOR EVERY ABLE BODIED MEN IN SINGAPORE.

    THE ELIGIBLE REGISTRANTS AND VOLUNTEERS ARE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 21 AND 29. MORE THAN 100 REGISTRATION CENTRES HAVE BEEN SET UP IN SINGAPORE TO COPE WITH THE RUSH.

    THE REGISTRATION PERIOD WILL LAST FOR THREE WEEKS.

    ALTHOUGH NOT REQUIRED BY LAW, WOMEN AND MEN WHO DO NOT COME WITHIN THE SPECIFIED AGE GROUP, CAN VOLUNTEER FOR VIGILANTE CORPS WHICH WAS FORMED TO COMBAT INDONESIAN SABOTAGE AND TERRORISM. MEMBERS OF THE CORPS WILL WORK CLOSELY WITH THE POLICE.

    THE VIGILANTE CORPS IS A MANIFESTATION OF THE PEOPLE'S POPULAR FEELINGS AND ANGER AGAINST THE SERIES OF BOMB EXPLOSIONS IN SINGAPORE PERPETUATED BY INDONESIAN SABOTEURS AND FIFTH COLUMNISTS.

    AT LEAST THREE THOUSAND VOLUNTEERS WERE REQUIRED TO SAFEGUARD KEY AREAS AROUND THE 150 VITAL INSTALLATIONS IN THE STATE.

    THE CORPS WILL GO INTO OPERATION IN TWO TO FOUR WEEKS TIME. THEY ARE NOT EXPECTED TO ENGAGE IN PHYSICAL COMBAT WITH THE INDONESIAN SABOTEUR, WHO ARE WELL TRAINED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8MT7QKIRF4DNKH4BCVZYJE2NN
    Media URN:
    VLVA8MT7QKIRF4DNKH4BCVZYJE2NN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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