• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT SUHARTO LAST WEEK ATTENDED CEREMONIES MARKING INDONESIA'S 23RD ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE AT WHICH A NEW 'HOLY INDEPENDENCE' FLAG WAS HOISTED AT THE MERDEKA (FREEDOM) PALACE.

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    PRESIDENT SUHARTO LAST WEEK ATTENDED CEREMONIES MARKING INDONESIA'S 23RD ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE AT WHICH A NEW 'HOLY INDEPENDENCE' FLAG WAS HOISTED AT THE MERDEKA (FREEDOM) PALACE. THE PRESIDENT LATER TOOK THE SALUTE AT A PARADE OF MILITARY UNITS IN THE GROUNDS OF THE PALACE, WHERE 50,000 PEOPLE HAD GATHERED.

    THE OLD FLAG, WHICH FORMER PRESIDENT SUKARNO CLAIMED WAS HIS PERSONAL PROPERTY AND WAS FIRST UNFURLED AT THE PROCLAMATION OF INDEPENDENCE IN 1945, WAS NOT USED THIS YEAR.

    INDONESIA CELEBRATED THE ANNIVERSARY AUSTERELY BECAUSE OF FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES. ALTHOUGH HE ABOLISHED A BIG MILITARY DISPLAY, PRESIDENT SUHARTO INVITED FOREIGN HEADS OF STATE.

    IN AN ADDRESS TO PARLIAMENT, HE TOLD THE PEOPLE NOT TO EXPECT ECONOMIC IMPROVEMENT IN THE SHORT-TERM AND HE WARNED THEM OF A FURTHER UPRISING OF THE BANNED COMMUNIST PARTY.

    PRESIDENT SUHARTO SAID THAT THE PARTY HAD TRIED TO REVIVE AND PLANNED TO STAGE YET ANOTHER REBELLION. HE ADDED THAT THE COMMUNISTS HAD SET UP SELF-DEFENCE SQUADS IN VILLAGES AND GUERILLA DETACHMENTS WERE READY TO ATTACK ARMED FORCES AND TERRORISE VILLAGERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA3FC29DGDOWQ738HNA7EZGQIR
    Media URN:
    VLVAA3FC29DGDOWQ738HNA7EZGQIR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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