• Short Summary

    A GROUP OF 8 THAI MILITARY OFFICERS LED BY THE EXECUTIVE OFFICER GROUP CAPTAIN BANSHA MEKVICHAI OF THAI AIR FORCE ARRIVED IN KUCHING, SARAWAK ON TUESDAY 16TH IN A MALAYSIAN AIR FORCE PLANE TO VERIFY THE WITHDRAWAL OF INDONESIAN FORCES FROM MALAYSIAN BORNEO.

  • Description

    A GROUP OF 8 THAI MILITARY OFFICERS LED BY THE EXECUTIVE OFFICER GROUP CAPTAIN BANSHA MEKVICHAI OF THAI AIR FORCE ARRIVED IN KUCHING, SARAWAK ON TUESDAY 16TH IN A MALAYSIAN AIR FORCE PLANE TO VERIFY THE WITHDRAWAL OF INDONESIAN FORCES FROM MALAYSIAN BORNEO. THE OTHER SEVEN IN THE PARTY CONSISTS OF ONE LT. COLONEL, THREE MAJORS, ONE LIEUTENANT AND 2 SERGEANTS.

    MAJOR SOMBAT OF THAI ARMY WHO ARRIVED SEVERAL DAYS AGO WITH TWO SERGEANTS TO ESTABLISH COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN KUCHING, BANGKOK AND PONTIANAK (INDONESIAN BORNEO) WAS AT THE AIRPORT TO GREET THE TEAM.

    A PARTY OF MALAYSIAN MILITARY OFFICERS CONSISTING OF ONE LT. COLONEL AND SIX MAJORS ARRIVED TOGETHER WITH THE THAI TEAM TO ACT AS OBSERVERS OF THE WITHDRAWAL.

    VEHICLES CARRYING "THAILAND" SIGNS WILL TRANSPORT THE THAIS WHILE IN MALAYSIAN BORNEO. AIRCRAFT TRANSPORTING THE THAIS WILL ALSO CARRY SIMILAR MARKINGS.

    THE LEADER OF THE THAI MISSION LT. GENERAL SURAJIJI WILL BE ARRIVING IN A DAY OR TWO AND THE TEAM WILL THEN GO INTO ACTION ON THE BORDER OF SARAWAK, SABAH AND INDONESIAN BORNEO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9Q2YAVAIBNNRZ08GA28EU808O
    Media URN:
    VLVA9Q2YAVAIBNNRZ08GA28EU808O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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