• Short Summary

    THE DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTIONS HAVE BEGUN IN EARNEST IN ALL THE FIVE DIVISIONS IN SARAWAK.?

  • Description

    1.
    MLS (PAN) RIVER
    4 1/2 ft

    2.
    LS VOTERS IN BOATS (2 SHOTS)
    8 1/2 ft

    3.
    MS GOVERNMENT OFFICERS AND POLICE GOING TO POLLING STATIONS IN BOAT (2 SHOTS)
    15 1/2 ft

    4.
    LS PEOPLE ON RIVERBANK
    18 ft

    5.
    MLS POLLING STATION
    20 ft

    6.
    MCU FROM BALLOT BOXES TILT UP TO GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND POLICE
    22 1/2 ft

    7.
    LS VOTERS
    25 1/2 ft

    8.
    MLS GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL EXPLAINS PROCEDURE OF VOTING TO VOTERS
    29 ft

    9.
    MS (PAN) VOTERS AT POLLING STATION
    33 ft

    10.
    CU AN AGED WOMAN VOTER
    34 1/2 ft

    11.
    CU A MAN VOTER
    36 1/2 ft

    12.
    MS TOWN NEAR KUCHING
    38 ft

    13.
    CU SARAWAK ALLIANCE SYMBOL
    40 ft

    14.
    MLS PEOPLE IN SHOP
    41 1/2 ft

    15.
    MS ALLIANCE CANDIDATE, MR. LIONG KIM SHIONG CANVASSING
    44 1/2 ft

    16.
    CU A HOUSEWIFE
    45 1/2 ft

    17.
    CU MR. LIONG
    47 ft

    18.
    MS MR. LIONG CANVASSING
    49 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/MK/AMR



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTIONS HAVE BEGUN IN EARNEST IN ALL THE FIVE DIVISIONS IN SARAWAK. THE ELECTIONS WILL LEAD TO THE SELECTION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE COLONY'S FIRST ELECTED GOVERNMENT.

    A TOTAL OF FOUR HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE DISTRICT COUNCIL SEATS ARE BEING CONTESTED.

    MEANTIME, VOTING HAS ENDED IN THE RIVERINE VILLAGE OF BATU KAWA, SOME SIX MILES AWAY FROM KUCHING, THE SARAWAK CAPITAL. THE VILLAGE IS A STRONGHOLD OF THE SARAWAK UNITED PEOPLE'S PARTY WHICH STRONGLY OPPOSSES MALAYSIA.

    OUT OF ITS POPULATION OF SIX THOUSAND, SOME ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED WERE REGISTERED VOTERS WHO TRAVELLED TO THE POLLING STATIONS IN RIVER BOATS - THEIR MAIN SOURCE OF TRANSPORTATION.

    ALTHOUGH POLLING DAY IN THE CAPITAL WILL NOT BEGIN UNTIL JUNE 23, CANDIDATES HERE HAVE NOT PUT UP ANY POSTERS, BANNERS OR PLACARDS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8Z9ACWFBMYYMPK26LR2O4S1G1
    Media URN:
    VLVA8Z9ACWFBMYYMPK26LR2O4S1G1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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