• Short Summary

    An estimated 40-thousand mourners, mainly Chinese, followed yesterday's funeral cortege of Lim Sun Seng, a 23-year-old construction worker and Labour Party member, who died after being shot in the neck during a scuffle with police earlier this week.

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    An estimated 40-thousand mourners, mainly Chinese, followed yesterday's funeral cortege of Lim Sun Seng, a 23-year-old construction worker and Labour Party member, who died after being shot in the neck during a scuffle with police earlier this week. Apart from a few halts, while Party leaders urged all to boycott today's Malaysian General Election, the funeral was incident-free.

    The crowd was made up almost entirely of members of the Malaysian Labour Party, an organisation which is said to have been widely infiltrated by Communists, and they carried banners proclaiming the thoughts of Mao Tse Tung and charging Malaysian leader Tunku Abdul Rahman and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew with responsibility for the death of the youth. A strong force of police was on duty along the six-mile (approximately 8 kms) route from the spot where Lim was shot to the cemetery in Kepong.

    Lim died when he and a group of youths were surprised as they doubed wall-slogans calling for a boycott of today's General Election, according to police. In the scuffle which followed, said a police spokesman, the youths turned on the police with iron bars and sticks. One of the officers drew his gun and fired a shot which hit Lim in the neck.

    Commenting on the incident, the Malaysian Tunku said that while he and his government did not encourage the police to use arms to disperse groups, violence had to be met with violence.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB4P8IVC871IKZ59D47X8DNSRC
    Media URN:
    VLVAB4P8IVC871IKZ59D47X8DNSRC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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