• Short Summary

    THE SITUATION IN PENANG IS WELL UNDER CONTROL AS ARMED MALAYSIAN TROOPS CONTINUE TO PATROL HOT SPOTS OF RACIAL CLASHES OVER THE WEEKEND.

  • Description

    THE SITUATION IN PENANG IS WELL UNDER CONTROL AS ARMED MALAYSIAN TROOPS CONTINUE TO PATROL HOT SPOTS OF RACIAL CLASHES OVER THE WEEKEND. THE CLASHES RESULTED IN 11 PEOPLE KILLED AND 60 WOUNDED, 40 SERIOUSLY.

    THE CLASHES BETWEEN THE MALAYS AND CHINESE WERE SPARKED OFF FOLLOWING THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT'S DEVALUATION OF THE OLD CURRENCY. PRIOR TO THE CLASHES, CHINESE SHOPKEEPERS CLOSED THEIR DOORS IN PROTEST AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT'S MOVE.

    PENANG, AN ISLAND OFF THE COAST OF NORTHWEST MALAYA, IS THE STRONGHOLD OF THE ALLEGED COMMUNIST-INFILTRATED LABOUR PARTY, AN OPPOSITION PARTY.

    THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT HAS BLAMED THE PARTY FOR SPARKING OFF THE RACIAL CLASHES. LAST SUNDAY, POLICE ARRESTED 23 OF ITS LEADERS AND RANSACKED ITS HEADQUARTERS AND EIGHT BRANCHES IN SEARCH OF COMMUNIST DOCUMENTS.

    A BANNER STRUNG OUTSIDE ONE OF ITS BRANCHES READ "WE SUPPORT THE CHINESE SHOPKEEPERS FOR CLOSING THEIR DOORS IN PROTEST AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT HANDLING OF THE CURRENCY."
    AS THE SITUATION IMPROVES, THE 24-HOUR CURFEW IMPOSED AT THE HEIGHT OF THE DISTURBANCES IS BEING LIFTED FOR 4 1/2 HOURS DAILY. THE MOVE IS AIMED AT ALLOWING HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS TO SUIT FOR THEIR END OF YEAR EXAMINATIONS AND THE PEOPLE TO BUY FOOD AND OTHER ESSENTIAL GOODS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA04PWLKQZFVQL8QJXAE3JTAX8
    Media URN:
    VLVAA04PWLKQZFVQL8QJXAE3JTAX8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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