• Short Summary

    LATEST REPORTS FROM BRUNEI, NORTH BORNEO AND SARAWAK SAY THAT THE REBEL REVOLT APPEARS TO HAVE COLLAPSED BUT THAT THE FINAL MOPPING UP OF REBELS IS LIKELY TO TAKE SOME TIME.

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    LATEST REPORTS FROM BRUNEI, NORTH BORNEO AND SARAWAK SAY THAT THE REBEL REVOLT APPEARS TO HAVE COLLAPSED BUT THAT THE FINAL MOPPING UP OF REBELS IS LIKELY TO TAKE SOME TIME.

    VISNEWS FILM SHOWS SCENES SHOT IN SEVERAL CENTRES OF BRUNEI AND SARAWAK IN THE PAST FEW DAYS AS THE ROUNDUP OF REBELS STARTED AND AS LIFE BEGAN TO RETURN TO NORMAL.

    IN THE TOWN OF TUTONG, 28 MILES SOUTH OF BRUNEI TOWN, THE GURKHA RIFLES WERE IN CONTROL AGAIN ON SATURDAY AFTER A FIERCE CLASH IN WHICH THE GURKHA TROOPS WERE CAUGHT IN AN AMBUSH. ONE OF THEIR OFFICERS DIED OF WOUNDS, ONE SOLDIER WAS KILLED AND FIFTEEN WOUNDED.

    TUTONG POLICE STATION FELL INTO REBEL HANDS IN THE FIRST HOURS OF THE REVOLT ON DECEMBER 8 BUT WAS LATER RECAPTURED. THE REBELS, WHO ATTACKED FROM THE SWAMPY JUNGLE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER FROM TUTONG, WERE FORCED TO FLEE BACK INTO THE JUNGLE.

    IN LIMBANG, AN ADMINISTRATIVE CENTRE OF SARAWAK HELD BY THE REBELS FOR FOUR DAYS, THE ROUND UP OF REBELS BEGAN ON FRIDAY. NEARLY THREE HUNDRED ATTACKED THE TOWN ON THE DAY OF THE UPRISING AND OF THESE A HARD CORE OF TWO HUNDRED ARE STILL AT LARGE.

    IT WAS IN THE LIMBANG AREA, THAT FIVE COMMANDOS WERE KILLED AND SIX WOUNDED IN ACTION WHILE TAKING THE TOWN FROM THE REBEL FORCES. THE COMMANDOS ARE NOW REPORTED TO BE FIRMLY IN CONTROL AND TO BE ON THE TRAIL OF KHARIEL SALLEH, THE BEARDED LEADER OF THE REBEL ELEMENTS IN THE AREA.

    LIMBANG BEARS THE MARKS OF THE FIERCE FIGHTING BETWEEN THE BRITISH COMMANDOS AND THE REBELS. AS THE REBELS FLED, THEY LEFT BEHIND THEIR FLAG (RED AND WHITE WITH A GREEN TRIANGLE), THEIR BAMBOO SPEARS AND SWORDS, AND OTHER WEAPONS.

    AROUND MIRI, BRITISH JUNGLE TRAINED TROOPS HAVE CAPTURED THE LAST REBEL STRONGHOLDS. THE BRITISH TROOPS ARE KNOWN AS THE GREEN JACKETS, NORMALLY BASED AT PENANG IN MALAYA. THE GREEN JACKETS, WHO MET LITTLE RESISTANCE, JOINED FORCES WITH THE LOCAL SARAWAK CONSTABULARY IN ATTACKING THE REBEL FORCES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9F4Z8EBXF5CTOOK93BV2MW68M
    Media URN:
    VLVA9F4Z8EBXF5CTOOK93BV2MW68M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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