• Short Summary

    WHEN TWO ALLEGED INDONESIAN AIRCRAFT STRAFED THE VILLAGE OF PA 'UMOR IN THE MALAYSIAN STATE OF SARAWAK ON WEDNESDAY, ALL THE 200 KALABIT VILLAGERS FLED TO THE JUNGLE AND THERE WERE NO CASUALTIES.

  • Description

    WHEN TWO ALLEGED INDONESIAN AIRCRAFT STRAFED THE VILLAGE OF PA 'UMOR IN THE MALAYSIAN STATE OF SARAWAK ON WEDNESDAY, ALL THE 200 KALABIT VILLAGERS FLED TO THE JUNGLE AND THERE WERE NO CASUALTIES.PA 'UMOR IS FOUR MILES FROM THE BORDER WITH INDONESIAN BORNEO, WHERE INDONESIA IS SAID TO HAVE A LARGE MILITARY BASE.

    THE STRAFING WAS THE FIRST AIR ATTACK ON MALAYSIAN TERRITORY SAID TO BE BY INDONESIAN AIRCRAFT, AND CAUSED LITTLE DAMAGE.ROYAL AIR FORCE FIGHTERS WHICH TOOK OFF FROM A NEARBY AIRBASE FAILED TO INTERCEPT THE ATTACKING 'PLANES.AN INDONESIAN 'PLANE IS CLAIMED TO HAVE FLOWN OVER KUCHING, THE SARAWAK CAPITAL, EARLY LAST YEAR WITHOUT ATTACKING.

    THE COMMANDER OF A BRITISH ARMY UNIT WHO WAS FLOWN TO THE AREA ON FRIDAY TO INVESTIGATE WAS SHOWN DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE ATTACK.A LEADING VILLAGER, MR MATA RIBU, SHOWED HIM, VISNEWS CAMERAMEN AND OTHER NEWSMEN OVER A KALABIT LONGHOUSE WHICH HAD BEEN SPRAYED WITH BULLETS.HE SAID THE BULLETS JUST MISSED AN ELDERLY WOMAN AND SOME SMALL CHILDREN IN THE KITCHEN.

    MEANWHILE, SECURITY FORCES HAVE STEPPED UP THEIR AIR AND BORDER PATROLS TO PREVENT ANY FURTHER ATTEMPTS TO ATTACK SARAWAK VILLAGES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAJ32IWK7ZG2C3FFZ4YGTVVV5X
    Media URN:
    VLVAAJ32IWK7ZG2C3FFZ4YGTVVV5X
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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