• Short Summary

    The Singapore government organised a televised "public confession" for a layer and a journalist accused of committing anti-government activities.

  • Description

    The Singapore government organised a televised "public confession" for a layer and a journalist accused of committing anti-government activities.

    The "confession" took the form of a news conference attended by both local reporters and foreign correspondents.

    The two accused, journalist mr. Arun Senkuttuvan, on the left, and lawyer, Mr. G. Raman, centre, were accompanied by a government spokesman during the televised conference.

    Mr. Senkuttuvan, the Singapore correspondent for the London Financial Times and the Economist, is a former correspondent for the Hong Kong based magazine, the Far Eastern Economic Review. He was arrested nearly a month ago and has been held in detention without trial.

    Both Mr. Senkuttuvan and Mr. Ramon told newsmen that they had "conspired" to hand over to sources in malaysia a tape of an alleged "confidential" interview between the editor of the Economic Review and Singapore's Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew.

    The Singapore government alleges the handing over of the tape recording was aimed at "assisting the communist cause by creating ill-will between Malaysia and Singapore."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8SIRZH8C8KT74ILXON8W56E5O
    Media URN:
    VLVA8SIRZH8C8KT74ILXON8W56E5O
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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