• Short Summary

    BRUNEI, AN OIL-RICH BRITISH PROTECTORATE IN NORTHEAST SARAWAK, WHICH REFUSED TO JOIN THE MALAYSIAN FEDERATION LAST YEAR, HAD ITS FIRST SITTING OF THE FIFTH SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ION AUGUST 26.

  • Description

    1.
    LS BAND AND HONOR GUARDS MARCHING TO COUNCIL BUILDING (TWO SHOTS)
    11 ft

    2.
    LS LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING
    12 1/2 ft

    3.
    LS HONOR GUARDS OUTSIDE BUILDING
    15 1/2 ft

    4.
    MS COUNCILORS WAITING FOR ARRIVAL OF SULTAN OMAR
    18 ft

    \5.
    LS SULTAN IN CAR ARRIVES
    21 1/2 ft

    6.
    MS HONOR GUARDS PRESENTING ARMS
    23 1/2 ft

    7.
    MS SULTAN OUT CAR AND GREETED BY MR LAIRD
    27 1/2 ft

    8.
    MLS HONOR GUARDS
    29 ft

    9.
    MS SULTAN INSPECTS GUARDS (TWO SHOTS)
    36 ft

    10.
    MS ENTRANCE TO COUNCIL BUILDING
    37 1/2 ft

    11.
    MS SPEAKER ENTERS HOUSE FOR OPENING SESSION
    41 ft

    12.
    MS SULTAN ENTERS
    45 1/2 ft

    13.
    LS (PAN) INTERIOR HOUSE
    48 ft

    14.
    MS SULTAN ADDRESSES GATHERING
    50 1/2 ft

    15.
    LS COUNCILLORS AND OTHER DIGNITARIES
    52 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/YA/AB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: BRUNEI, AN OIL-RICH BRITISH PROTECTORATE IN NORTHEAST SARAWAK, WHICH REFUSED TO JOIN THE MALAYSIAN FEDERATION LAST YEAR, HAD ITS FIRST SITTING OF THE FIFTH SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ION AUGUST 26.

    IN DECEMBER 1962, AN UNSUCCESSFUL REVOLT BROKE OUT IN THE PROTECTORATE AGAINST THE SULTAN.

    A POLICE GUARD OF HONOR WAITED FOR THE ARRIVAL OF THEIR SULTAN, SIR OMAR ALI SAIFUDDIN, WHO RECENTLY RETURNED TO BRUNEI AFTER A MONTH'S STAY IN BRITAIN WHERE HE HELD TALKS WITH BRITISH GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES REGARDING THE FUTURE OF HIS STATE.

    THE TALKS CENTERED MAINLY ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGES REGARDING THE COMING ELECTIONS IN BRUNEI AND THE RE-ORGANIZATION OF THE GOVERNMENT MACHINERY.

    THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER TO BRUNEI, MR. E.O. LAIRD, WAS AMONG THE MANY DIGNITARIES PRESENT AT THE FIRST SITTING OF THE FIFTH SESSION, SIR OMAR SAIFUDDIN, IN HIS OPENING SPEECH, SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENT'S DECISION NOT TO JOIN MALAYSIA WAS NOT IN ANY WAY INTENDED TO DENY THE PEOPLE OF BRUNEI THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR FREE POLITICAL EXPRESSION AS ENJOYED BY THE PEOPLE IN DEMOCRATIC COUNTRIES.

    "IT IS MY DESIRE THAT THE PEOPLE OF BRUNEI SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY OF FORMING THEIR OWN OPINIONS AND EXPRESSING THEIR VIEWS THROUGH THEIR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES IN THE COUNCIL," THE SULTAN SAID.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAMQ5HFOTTKBFZB2MKE1ROKY8J
    Media URN:
    VLVAAMQ5HFOTTKBFZB2MKE1ROKY8J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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