• Short Summary

    IT WASN'T JUST LACK OF INTEREST THAT MADE JABAL BIN MUSA GROW HIS HAIR UNTIL IT CASCADED TWO FEET DOWN HIS BACK -- IT WAS HIS WAY OF LETTING THE WORLD KNOW THAT HE WISHED FOR PEACE.

  • Description

    IT WASN'T JUST LACK OF INTEREST THAT MADE JABAL BIN MUSA GROW HIS HAIR UNTIL IT CASCADED TWO FEET DOWN HIS BACK -- IT WAS HIS WAY OF LETTING THE WORLD KNOW THAT HE WISHED FOR PEACE. ON SUNDAY (21 MAY 1967) HE ACKNOWLEDGED THE RETURN OF MORE TRANQUIL TIMES TO HIS VILLAGE BY GETTING A HAIRCUT.

    WHEN THE CONFRONTATION DEVELOPED BETWEEN INDONESIA AND MALAYSIA IN 1963, JABAL TOOK A VOW THAT HE WOULD LET HIS HAIR GROW UNTIL CONFRONTATION ENDED.

    CONFRONTATION OFFICIALLY ENDED LAST YEAR, BUT JABAL THE VILLAGE LEADER OF PAYA RUMPUT HILIR, MALACCA, LET HIS HAIR CONTINUE TO GROW.

    ON SUNDAY, THE ENTIRE VILLAGE, BACKED BY LOCAL LEADERS, TURNED OUT TO SEE HIS HAIR CUT OFF. THE HONORARY BARBER FOR THE DAY WAS MALACCA'S CHIEF MINISTER, INCHE ABDUL GHAFFAR BIN BABA.

    A SMALL GIRL PRESENTED HIM WITH A PAIR OF RIBBONED SCISSORS -- AND THE LONG LOCKS FLUTTERED TO THE GROUND. AFTERWARDS, MOSLEM LEADERS SPRINKLED JABAL WITH SAFFRON RICE AND ROSEWATER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9NWFW7C8DW4SRM3U6N7ZZXNUV
    Media URN:
    VLVA9NWFW7C8DW4SRM3U6N7ZZXNUV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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