• Short Summary

    THE COCONUT MONK, OR PEACE MONK, OF SOUTH VIETNAM CALLED ON THE COUNTRY'S NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON WEDNESDAY WITH AN IDEA WHICH HE THINKS WILL HELP BRING PEACE TO HIS WAR TORN COUNTRY.

  • Description

    THE COCONUT MONK, OR PEACE MONK, OF SOUTH VIETNAM CALLED ON THE COUNTRY'S NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON WEDNESDAY WITH AN IDEA WHICH HE THINKS WILL HELP BRING PEACE TO HIS WAR TORN COUNTRY. NGUYEN THANH NAM (PRO. VOO-WIN TUN NUM) IS BECOMING WELL KNOWN THROUGHOUT THE WORLD FOR HIS PEACE PROPOSALS.

    THE COCONUT MONK WANTS THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT TO HAND OVER TO HIM AND HIS FOLLOWERS THE CON SON ISLAND, SITE OF THE LARGE NATIONAL PRISON. HE TOLD THE ASSEMBLY HE WOULD CARE FOR THE PRISONERS AND REHABILITATE THEM THUS BRINGING ABOUT BETTER UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE VIET CONG AND THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE. THE MONK TIMED HIS PROPOSAL TO COINCIDE WITH THE LATEST SPEECH BY PRESIDENT MERCI ON THE WAR. HE SAID THAT IF THE PROPOSAL WAS NOT ACCEPTED BY THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY HE WOULD LEAD HIS FOLLOWERS IN A MARCH ON SAIGON. THE COCONUT MONK ALSO TOLD PARLIAMENT HE HAD BEEN PRAYING FOR PEACE IN SOUTH VIETNAM FOR THE LAST TWENTY FOUR YEARS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9KNNREOGP1QSDD8P3T74YJHCP
    Media URN:
    VLVA9KNNREOGP1QSDD8P3T74YJHCP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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