• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT SUKARNO OF INDONESIA CAME INTO THE PUBLIC SPOTLIGHT ONCE AGAIN TO ADDRESS THE PEOPLE'S CONGRESS - THE BODY WHICH LAYS DOWN GUIDELINES FOR INDONESIAN POLICY.

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    TROOPS AND GUARDS AT THE PALACE OF THE PEOPLES' REPRESENTATIVES. PRES. SUKARNO ARRIVES AND MET BY FOREIGN MINISTER MALIK; SHOTS OF CONGRESS MEMBERS. SUKARNO TALKING AND LEAVES.




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    Background: PRESIDENT SUKARNO OF INDONESIA CAME INTO THE PUBLIC SPOTLIGHT ONCE AGAIN TO ADDRESS THE PEOPLE'S CONGRESS - THE BODY WHICH LAYS DOWN GUIDELINES FOR INDONESIAN POLICY. SPEAKING PARTLY IN ENGLISH, PRESIDENT SUKARNO DEFENDED HIS 20-YEAR CONDUCT OF GOVERNMENT AND SAID EVERYONE HAD THE RIGHT TO SERVE HIS COUNTRY. AND HE WELCOMED PROPOSALS FOR GENERAL ELECTIONS IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

    EXTRA SECURITY MEASURES WERE ENFORCED FOR THE CONGRESS ON WEDNESDAY FOR THE ARRIVAL OF PRESIDENT SUKARNO, WHO WAS MAKING ONE OF HIS FEW PUBLIC APPEARANCES.

    AT TIMES CLOSE TO TEARS, PRESIDENT SUKARNO SAID THE BODY COULD BE GAOLED. BE OVERTHROWN AND BE SHOT - BUT NOT THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM. CONGRESS ITSELF BESTOWED THE TITLE OF GREAT LEADER OF THE REVOLUTION AND THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT-FOR-LIFE ON HIM BUT HE WAS READY TO HAVE IT REVIEWED BY AN ELECTED BODY.

    ON THE TROUBLED INDONESIAN ECONOMY - WHICH THE NEW GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO REPAIR WITH INJECTIONS OF NEW FOREIGN AID - THE PRESIDENT SAID IT SHOULD BE RE-BUILT BY "SELF-RELIANCE".

    GENERAL HARIS NASUTION - IS CHAIRMAN OF THE PEOPLES' CONGRESS, RESHUFFLED SINCE THE ARMY TOOK OVER POWER. DISMISSED FROM THE POST OF DEFENCE MINISTER IN FEBRUARY, HE NOW RANKS NEXT TO THE PRESIDENT.

    THE PEOPLE'S CONGRESS - EXPECTED TO MEET AT LEAST ONCE IN FIVE YEARS - INCLUDES MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT, THE PROVINCES, THE ARMED FORCES, STUDENTS AND THE PEASANTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA929RPFF4HD7JP2KTSZZPN12FW
    Media URN:
    VLVA929RPFF4HD7JP2KTSZZPN12FW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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