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    THE SARAWAK SECURITY COUNCIL YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) DISCUSSED SURRENDER TERMS TO BE OFFERED TO ABOUT 400 HARD-CORE SARAWAK COMMUNISTS.

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    THE SARAWAK SECURITY COUNCIL YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) DISCUSSED SURRENDER TERMS TO BE OFFERED TO ABOUT 400 HARD-CORE SARAWAK COMMUNISTS. THE MEETINGS WAS PRESIDED OVER BY THE MALAYSIAN PREMIER TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN AND ATTENDED BY THE SARAWAK CHIEF MINISTER, PENGHULU TAWI SLI; STATE AND FEDERAL MINISTERS.

    THE HARD-CORE COMMUNISTS ARE BELIEVED TO BE HIDING ON THE INDONESIAN SIDE OF THE BORDER. NOW THAT CONFRONTATION HAS BEEN RELAXED, MALAYSIA IS EXPECTED TO SEEK HELP FROM THE INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT IN ROUNDING UP THE COMMUNISTS.

    LATER THIS WEEK, THE TUNKU HOPES TO ANNOUNCE THE SURRENDER TERMS AND INDONESIA WILL BE INFORMED ABOUT IT. THE TERMS WILL BE DIFFERENT FROM THOSE OFFERED TO THE COMMUNISTS DURING THE MALAYAN EMERGENCY.

    THE TUNKU AND A GROUP OF OFFICIALS THEN FLEW TO LUNDU, ABOUT 80 MILES SOUTH-WEST OF KUCHING WHERE MALAYSIAN RANGERS ARE STATIONED.

    LUNDU IS NEAR THE INDONESIAN BORDER. RECENTLY, THE RANGERS STUMBLED ACROSS A GROUP OF 30 COMMUNISTS HIDING IN CAVES AT THE EDGE OF A TOWN WHICH IS A WELL-KNOWN COMMUNIST AREA. IN THE BATTLE, THE RANGERS KILLED ONE COMMUNISTS AND WOUNDED SEVERAL. THEY ALSO SEIZED INDONESIAN AND RUSSIAN-MADE WEAPONS AS WELL AS FOOD AND DOCUMENTS.

    THE RANGERS CONSIST OF DAYAKS AND HAVE BEEN TRAINED BY BRITISH MILITARY OFFICERS UNDER BRITAIN'S DEFENCE AID TO MALAYSIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9W0YXLYLHIVQ9YXBOHOW10XF9
    Media URN:
    VLVA9W0YXLYLHIVQ9YXBOHOW10XF9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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