• Short Summary

    INTENSE POLITICAL ACTIVITY CONTINUES IN VIENTIANE, THE LAOTIAN CAPITAL, AS THE NEUTRALIST PRIME MINISTER, PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA TAKES STEPS TO STRENGTHEN HIS CABINET IN THE FACE OF OPPOSITION FROM THE PATHET LAO.

  • Description

    INTENSE POLITICAL ACTIVITY CONTINUES IN VIENTIANE, THE LAOTIAN CAPITAL, AS THE NEUTRALIST PRIME MINISTER, PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA TAKES STEPS TO STRENGTHEN HIS CABINET IN THE FACE OF OPPOSITION FROM THE PATHET LAO.

    KING SAVANG VATTHANA HAS FLOWN FROM THE ROYAL CAPITAL, LUANG PRABANG, TO VIENTIANE. AMONG THOSE WHO WELCOMED THE KING AT VIENTIANE AIRPORT WAS A FORMER RIGHTIST PRIME MINISTER, PRINCE BOUN OUN.

    MEANWHILE, AT THE DEFENCE MINISTRY, THE GENERALS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RECENT COUP HAVE HELD A CONFERENCE. THE GENERALS ARE DEMANDING THAT THE GOVERNMENT BE STRENGTHENED SO THAT IT CAN CARRY OUT ITS FUNCTIONS EFFICIENTLY.

    BUT FOR THE LAOTIAN PEOPLE, LIFE GOES ON AS USUAL. WHILE THEIR LITTLE STRIFE-TORN COUNTRY IS MAKING WORLD HEADLINES, THE MARKET PLACE IN VIENTIANE IS THRONGED AS USUAL WITH LAOTIAN FAMILIES BARGAINING FOR THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE -- FOOD AND CLOTHING. AND THE ROADSIDE SHOPS STILL ATTRACT WOMEN WHO LIKE SILKS AND SATINS.

    THE SCHOOLS, TOO, ARE FUNCTIONING, WITH STUDENTS AT THE ONLY SECONDARY SCHOOL IN LAOS MORE INTENT ON THEIR LEARNING THAN ON THE POLITICAL FURORE THAT GOES ON ROUND THEM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9TY22K5B4H33Z32IDE972P4C1
    Media URN:
    VLVA9TY22K5B4H33Z32IDE972P4C1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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