• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH AND MALAYSIAN NAVIES ARE KEEPING A CLOSE WATCH ON THE NARROW STRAITS OF MALACCA BETWEEN SINGAPORE AND INDONESIAN TERRITORY.

  • Description

    1.
    SLV SINGAPORE CITY
    0.06

    2.
    LV BOATS IN HARBOUR
    0.09

    3.
    SCU SAILORS ON FORE-DECK OF MALAYSIAN MINESWEEPER
    0.12

    4.
    SCU BRIDGE OF DITTO
    0.15

    5.
    SCU MINESWEEPER PATROLLING OFF SINGAPORE
    0.18

    6.
    SLV CARGO SHIPS IN PORT (2 SHOTS)
    0.25

    7.
    SLV SAINT JOHN'S ISLAND (MALAYSIA'S)
    0.33

    8.
    SV GUN CREW AT ACTION STATION
    0.40

    9.
    SV ANOTHER GUN CREW AT THE ALERT
    0.44

    10.
    LV RAFFLES LIGHT HOUSE (CLOSEST POINT TO INDONESIAN ISLANDS - 2 1/2 MILES)
    0.46

    11.
    SV ACTION STATION (2 SHOTS)
    0.54

    12.
    SCU BREN-GUN ON BRIDGE
    0.57

    13.
    LV INDONESIAN ISLANDS
    1.02

    14.
    SLV BRITISH MINESWEEPERS PATROLLING (2 SHOTS)
    1.10

    15.
    LV MOTHBALLED SHIPS IN SINGAPORE DOCK
    1.15

    16.
    SV PROTECTIVE COVERS TAKEN OFF SHIP (5 SHOTS)
    1.32

    17.
    LV SHIPS IN DOCK
    1.36



    Initials JT/V/JH/WH/JM JT/V/JH-WH/PC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE BRITISH AND MALAYSIAN NAVIES ARE KEEPING A CLOSE WATCH ON THE NARROW STRAITS OF MALACCA BETWEEN SINGAPORE AND INDONESIAN TERRITORY. THEIR STRENGTH WILL BE BOOSTED SOON WITH THE RECOMMISSIONING OF FOUR BRITISH MINESWEEPERS, WHICH HAVE BEEN LYING IDLE IN SINGAPORE.

    NAVAL PATROLS ARE BEING STEPPED UP WITH THE MOUNTING TENSION BETWEEN INDONESIA AND THE BRITISH-BACKED MALAYSIAN FEDERATION. TWENTY-FOUR HOURS A DAY, COMMONWEALTH WARSHIPS SWEEP THE STRAITS OF MALACCA IN SEARCH OF INDONESIAN INFILTRATORS.

    A CLOSE WATCH IS BEING KEPT ON THE INDONESIAN-OWNED RHIO ARCHIPELAGO, A CHAIN OF ISLANDS CLEARLY VISIBLE FROM SINGAPORE. IT WAS ALLEGED TODAY (THURSDAY) THAT THE BOMBING OF A LIBERIAN FREIGHTER IN SINGAPORE YESTERDAY WAS CARRIED OUT BY RAIDERS BASED ON ONE OF THESE ISLANDS. A BRITISH MINESWEEPER HAS SEIZED AN INDONESIAN BOAT ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN USED IN THE RAID.

    THE DEFENCE BUILD-UP HAS BROUGHT SHARP REACTION FROM INDONESIA. DJAKARTA SAID TODAY THAT IT WAS AIMED AT NOT RETALIATION ACTION, CUT WITH A VIEW TO CONQUERING INDONESIA. INDONESIANS WERE URGED TO INCREASE THEIR VIGILANCE AGAINST THIS "NEO-COLONIALIST, COLONIALIST AND IMPERIALIST THREAT."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAA97SWGP5TVZPECR4CUWBCNCN
    Media URN:
    VLVAAA97SWGP5TVZPECR4CUWBCNCN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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