• Short Summary

    A POLITICAL NOTE CREPT INTO THE 19-NATION COLOMBO PLAN CONFERENCE WHICH OPENED IN BANGKOK ON OCTOBER 31 WHEN INDONESIA QUESTIONED THE PRESENCE OF THE MALAYSIAN DELEGATION.

  • Description

    A POLITICAL NOTE CREPT INTO THE 19-NATION COLOMBO PLAN CONFERENCE WHICH OPENED IN BANGKOK ON OCTOBER 31 WHEN INDONESIA QUESTIONED THE PRESENCE OF THE MALAYSIAN DELEGATION.

    THE PHILIPPINES WHICH LIKE INDONESIA OPPOSES THE NEW FEDERATION OF MALAYA, SINGAPORE, SABAH (NORTH BORNEO) AND SARAWAK, KEPT QUIET ON THE ISSUE.

    THE CURRENT MEETING IS FOR TECHNICAL DISCUSSIONS BY THE CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE TO BE FOLLOWED BY MINISTERIAL TALKS STARTING ON NOVEMBER 11.

    INDONESIA'S CHIEF DELEGATE, SPEAKING AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE 15TH MEETING, NOTED THE PRESENCE OF THE MALAYSIAN DELEGATES AND SAID HE FELT COMPELLED TO STATE THAT HIS GOVERNMENT, FOR CERTAIN REASONS, HAD WITH-HELD RECOGNITION FROM MALAYSIA.

    REPLYING, THE MALAYSIAN CHIEF DELEGATE SAID MALAYSIA HAS BEEN UNIVERSALLY RECOGNISED AS THE CONTINUATION OF THE FEDERATION OF MALAYA. HE THEN READ TWO EXCERPTS FROM THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL, U THANT'S REPORT THAT A MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE OF NORTH BORNEO AND SARAWAK WANTED MALAYSIA.

    AFTER THE INDONESIAN AND MALAYSIAN DELEGATES HAD SPOKEN, THE CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN, MR. PAKORN AUNGSUSUNGHA OF THAILAND SAID: "IT IS MY HOPE THAT THE CO-OPERATION AND HARMONY WHICH HAS ALWAYS CHARACTERISED THE WORK OF THE COLOMBO PLAN IN THE PAST WILL CONTINUE AS BEFORE".

    MEANWHILE, INDONESIAN SOURCES SAID THEY DID NOT EXPECT THE MALAYSIAN ISSUE TO COME UP AGAIN UNTIL PERHAPS AT THE MINISTERIAL TALKS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAKQB0DN9LXKI1L3VX2B8PJ9WC
    Media URN:
    VLVAAKQB0DN9LXKI1L3VX2B8PJ9WC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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