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    GENERAL SUHARTO, ACTING PRESIDENT OF INDONESIA, ATTENDED A MILITARY PARADE IN DJAKARTA ON SATURDAY, HELD IN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SEVERAL NEW MILITARY APPOINTMENTS.

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    GENERAL SUHARTO, ACTING PRESIDENT OF INDONESIA, ATTENDED A MILITARY PARADE IN DJAKARTA ON SATURDAY, HELD IN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SEVERAL NEW MILITARY APPOINTMENTS.

    A NUMBER OF CHANGES HAVE OCCURRED IN INDONESIA DURING THE LAST FEW DAYS AS PART OF GENERAL SUHARTO'S POLICY OF ELIMINATION OF THE SUKARNO REGIME, WHICH COLLAPSED WITH THE DEPOSITION OF PRESIDENT SUKARNO. ON SATURDAY IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT ALL SPIRITUAL SECTS HAD BEEN OUTLAWED BY THE PEOPLE'S CONSULTATIVE CONGRESS IN EAST JAVA ON THE SUSPICION THAT THE BANNED COMMUNIST PARTY WAS USING THEM AS A COVER FOR COMMUNIST ACTIVITIES. THE BAN FOLLOWS A RECENT CLASH BETWEEN THE ARMY AND FOLLOWERS OF EAST JAVA MBAH SURO SPIRITUALISTS, IN WHICH 80 MEMBERS OF THE SECT WERE KILLED.

    THERE HAVE BEEN VIGOROUS OUTBURSTS AT THE SUGGESTION BY THE FOURTH WIFE OF DEPOSED PRESIDENT SUKARNO, RATNA DEWI, THAT SHE SHOULD RETURN TO INDONESIA FROM TOKYO FOR HER HUSBAND'S BIRTHDAY IN JUNE. DR SUKARNO NOW LIVES AT THE PRESIDENTIAL SUMMER PALACE AT BOGOR, SOUTH OF DJAKARTA, WITH HIS SECOND WIFE. THERE HAVE BEEN THREATS BY STUDENT BODIES TO SEIZE HER HOUSE OUTSIDE DJAKARTA SHOULD SHE RETURN, AND TO DEMAND THE REPAYMENT OF STATE MONEY WHICH THEY ASSERT, DR. SUKARNO 'LAVISHED UPON HER'.

    SATURDAY'S PARADE INCLUDED THE SWEARING IN OF TWO NEW COMMANDERS IN THE PRESENCE OF THE NEW DEPUTY ARMY MINISTER, GENERAL UMAR WIRAHADIKUSUMA, AND NORTH SUMATRAN COMMANDER, GENERAL SARWO EDHIE. THE CEREMONY WAS PERFORMED BY A MUSLIM PRIEST, WHO BLESSED THEM WITH A COPY OF THE KORAN. GENERAL SUHARTO THEN DECORATED THE NEW COMMANDERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA4O1SGCYDN3UF7H2D00Q1GK2B
    Media URN:
    VLVAA4O1SGCYDN3UF7H2D00Q1GK2B
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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