• Short Summary

    INDONESIAN FOREIGN MINISTER ADAM MALIK YESTERDAY (MONDAY) BLAMED THE DEVALUATION OF STERLING AND CROP FAILURES FOR THE NATION'S ECONOMIC ILLS.

  • Description

    INDONESIAN FOREIGN MINISTER ADAM MALIK YESTERDAY (MONDAY) BLAMED THE DEVALUATION OF STERLING AND CROP FAILURES FOR THE NATION'S ECONOMIC ILLS. HOWEVER, HE ADDED THAT THERE WERE GOOD PROSPECTS THAT THE SITUATION COULD BE REMEDIED.

    ADDRESSING PARLIAMENT, HE SAID THAT PRICE INCREASES WERE LESS THAN IN PREVIOUS YEARS AND WERE CAUSED BY NON-ECONOMIC FACTORS, INCLUDING EXCHANGE SPECULATION AND THE RECENT ISSUE OF NEW BANK NOTES WHICH CAUSED FEARS OF DEVALUATION.

    AT THE SAME TIME, ACTING PRESIDENT, GENERAL SUHARTO MET WITH STUDENT LEADERS AND CHALLENGED THEM TO CHOOSE ANOTHER LEADER IF THEY HAD NO CONFIDENCE IN HIM.

    THE MEETING TOOK PLACE AT THE GENERAL'S OFFICE AFTER A WEEK OF STUDENT DEMONSTRATIONS ON ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL ISSUES.

    MEANWHILE, THE STUDENTS HAVE CALLED OFF THEIR DEMONSTRATIONS FOLLOWING CRITICISM BY GEN. SUHARTO AND WARNINGS OF FIRM ACTION BY THE DJAKARTA CANRISON COMMAND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9V3WST86VBRBVESUHD0PQ57IW
    Media URN:
    VLVA9V3WST86VBRBVESUHD0PQ57IW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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