• Short Summary

    THAI PRIME MINISTER, FIELD MARSHAL THANOM KITTIKACHORN, WAS PRESENT AT TALKS IN BANGKOK BETWEEN THAILAND AND MALAYSIA, REPRESENTED BY DEPUTY PREMIER TUN ABDUL RAZAK.

  • Description

    THAI PRIME MINISTER, FIELD MARSHAL THANOM KITTIKACHORN, WAS PRESENT AT TALKS IN BANGKOK BETWEEN THAILAND AND MALAYSIA, REPRESENTED BY DEPUTY PREMIER TUN ABDUL RAZAK. THEY AGREED TO ESTABLISH COMMITTEES TO PROVIDE BETTER CO-ORDINATION IN ROUNDING UP GUERRILLAS ALONG THE BORDER BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES.

    THERE ARE STILL AN ESTIMATED 500 ARMED GUERRILLAS AT LARGE IN DEEP JUNGLE IN SOUTHERN THAILAND - ALL THAT IS LEFT OF THE ARMY OF 12,000 WHICH FOUGHT BRITISH AND MALAYAN TROOPS IN MALAYA FOR TWELVE YEARS UP TO 1960.

    AT THE OPENING OF THE FIRST DAY SESSION IN BANGKOK ON OCTOBER 2, THE TWO DELEGATIONS ALSO EXCHANGED INFORMATION ON THE ASSESSMENT OF THE STRENGTH AND PRESENT DEPLOYMENT OF THE GUERRILLAS IN THE BORDER AREAS. THEY AGREED THAT FURTHER MEETINGS WOULD TAKE PLACE FROM TIME TO TIME AS REQUIRED.

    THE MALAYSIAN DELEGATION INCLUDED THE ARMED FORCES CHIEF GENERAL TUNKU OSMAN JEWA.

    THE THAI DELEGATION WAS LED BY AIR CHIEF MARSHAL THAWEE CHULASAPYA, THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF DEFENCE AND CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY COMMAND.

    ON HIS ARRIVAL IN BANGKOK ON 1 OCTOBER, TUN ABDUL RAZAK TOLD AN AIRPORT PRESS CONFERENCE THAT THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF INDONESIANS WORKING WITH THE INFILTRATORS THAI-MALAYSIAN BORDER. HE EXPLAINED THAT WHEN THE INDONESIANS LANDED IN MALAYSIA THEY BROUGHT WITH THEM MALAYAN WHO HAD BEEN TRAINED IN INDONESIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9O541UC2RDZEJFBD89MTMPILH
    Media URN:
    VLVA9O541UC2RDZEJFBD89MTMPILH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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