• Short Summary

    SARAWAK AND BRITISH NORTH BORNEO TODAY (SATURDAY) ACHIEVED INTERNAL SELF GOVERNMENT AND SINGAPORE DECLARED ITSELF COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT AS A PRELUDE TO THE PROCLAMATION OF THE FEDERATION OF MALAYSIA DUE ON SEPTEMBER 16.

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    SARAWAK AND BRITISH NORTH BORNEO TODAY (SATURDAY) ACHIEVED INTERNAL SELF GOVERNMENT AND SINGAPORE DECLARED ITSELF COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT AS A PRELUDE TO THE PROCLAMATION OF THE FEDERATION OF MALAYSIA DUE ON SEPTEMBER 16.

    BUT ON THURSDAY RIOT SQUADS WERE CALLED OUT TO LUTONG AIRFIELD, NEAR MIRI, SARAWAK TO CONTROL ANTI-MALAYSIA DEMONSTRATORS AWAITING THE ARRIVAL OF THE UN ASSESSMENT TEAM.

    WHEN THE MISSION ARRIVED ALL WAS QUIET BUT LATER A CROWD THREW POSTERS AT MEMBERS OF THE UN TEAM. FIGHTING WITH POLICE BEGAN AND A POLICEMAN WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED. TWO RIOTERS WERE SHOT AND WOUNDED. BRITISH ARMY SCOUT CARS WHICH HAD ARRIVED IN MIRI THE SAME DAY WERE SENT TO THE RIOT AREA BUT WERE NOT NEEDED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAFRXM1M1EY4375J07HST9L72E
    Media URN:
    VLVAAFRXM1M1EY4375J07HST9L72E
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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