• Short Summary

    REPORTS FROM SAIGON INDICATE PRESIDENT DIEM'S REGIME MAY BE ADOPTING A LESS MILITANT ATTITUDE TOWARDS SOUTH VIETNAM'S BUDDHIST MAJORITY, ALTHOUGH LAST NIGHT (SUNDAY) A LEADING BUDDHIST WAS GIVEN REFUGE IN THE AMERICAN EMBASSY.

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    REPORTS FROM SAIGON INDICATE PRESIDENT DIEM'S REGIME MAY BE ADOPTING A LESS MILITANT ATTITUDE TOWARDS SOUTH VIETNAM'S BUDDHIST MAJORITY, ALTHOUGH LAST NIGHT (SUNDAY) A LEADING BUDDHIST WAS GIVEN REFUGE IN THE AMERICAN EMBASSY.POLICE WERE CHASING HIM AS HE RAN UP TO THE BUILDING.HOWEVER, CALM HAS RETURNED TO THE CAPITAL.MARTIAL LAW IS STILL IN EFFECT, AND OUTGOING NEWS IS CENSORED.

    LAST THURSDAY (AUGUST 29), PRESIDENT DIEM UNEXPECTEDLY APPEARED OUTSIDE HIS PALACE FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE MARTIAL LAW WAS DECLARED.HE WENT BY CAR TO NAVY HEADQUARTERS, WHERE HE BOARDED A PATROL BOAT.THE REPORTED PURPOSE OF HIS TRIP WAS TO INSPECT BUDDHIST PRISONERS CONFINED TO NAVAL SHIPS TIED UP ALONG THE CITY RIVERFRONT.

    LATER THE SAME DAY, VU VAN MAU, THE FORMER VIETNAMESE AMBASSADOR TO INDIA, LEFT SAIGON BY AIR FOR INDIA.HE RECENTLY SUBMITTED HIS RESIGNATION TO THE GOVERNMENT IN PROTEST OVER ITS HANDLING OF THE RELIGIOUS CRISIS.THE RESIGNATION WAS NOT ACCEPTED, BUT HE WAS GIVEN THREE MONTHS' LEAVE.HE PLANS TO MAKE A PILGRIMAGE IN INDIA.

    ABOARD THE SAME AIRCRAFT WAS BUU HOI, THE SON OF A BUDDHIST NON WHO THREATENED TO BURN HERSELF TO DEATH TO DRAW ATTENTION TO HER FAITH'S PLIGHT.BUU HOI, A PHYSICIST, LIVES IN PARIS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9ZDIATJP606C9PZU4P04YUIYT
    Media URN:
    VLVA9ZDIATJP606C9PZU4P04YUIYT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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