• Short Summary

    IN DJAKARTA TODAY (SATURDAY), ARMED TROOPS SEALED OFF ALL ROADS LEADING TO INDONESIA'S PARLIAMENT BUILDING -- HOUSED IN THE HALF-FINISHED CONEFO COMPLEX.

  • Description

    IN DJAKARTA TODAY (SATURDAY), ARMED TROOPS SEALED OFF ALL ROADS LEADING TO INDONESIA'S PARLIAMENT BUILDING -- HOUSED IN THE HALF-FINISHED CONEFO COMPLEX. THE COMPLEX WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT TO HOUSE DEPOSED PRESIDENT SUKARNO'S CHERISHED "CONFIDENCE OF THE NEWLY EMERGING FORCES". CONEFO WAS SUKARNO'S CONCEPT OF A FORUM TO REPLACE THE UNITED NATIONS.

    WORK ON THE BUILDING WAS RE-STARTED ONLY THIS YEAR AFTER IT WAS STOPPED FOLLOWING THE INDONESIAN COMMUNIST ABORTIVE COUP IN 1965.

    THE CONFERENCE HALL IS MUSHROOM SHAPED.

    IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THE INDONESIAN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HAD MET. IN THE MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR BUILDING FOR A SPECIAL SESSION WHERE VISITING PRESIDENT FERDINAND MARCOS MADE A SPEECH. HE WAS THE FIRST HEAD OF STATE TO ADDRESS THE INDONESIAN PARLIAMENT.

    AMONG THOSE PRESENT WAS INDONESIA'S ACTING PRESIDENT, GENE AL SUHARTO.

    SPEAKING TO THE LARGE GATHERING OF DIGNITARIES, PRESIDENT MARCOS, SAID THE PROGRESS OF THE POVERTY STRICKEN REGIONS OF THE WORLD WAS BEING JEOPARDISED BY A CRISIS IN INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION FOR DEVELOPMENT. HE ADDED THAT THERE SEEMED TO BE NO CLEAR PROSPECT FOR AN EARLY IMPROVEMENT -- INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE TO POOR NATIONS WAS ALREADY INADEQUATE, AND DECLINING FURTHER.

    CONTINUING, HE SAID A GRIM PROSPECT WAS CONFRONTING DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, A DANGEROUS LAG IN DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE RESULTING IN GREATER HARDSHIPS AS THE ECONOMIC SITUATION STAGNATED.

    THE PHILIPPINES LEADER SAID THAT BECAUSE OF THIS, THE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH-EAST ASIAN NATIONS FULFILLED PRESSING NEED. REGARDLESS OF THE SCOPE OF EXTERNAL AID, IT COULD NEVER ASSUME THE CENTRAL ROLE RESERVED FOR SELF-HELP, AND THUS THE ASEAN STATES NEED NOT WAIT FOR THE REST OF ASIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA936Y90QO4CV53E9FF7VF7998S
    Media URN:
    VLVA936Y90QO4CV53E9FF7VF7998S
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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