• Short Summary

    INDIAN NATIONALS WHOSE WORK PERMITS IN MALAYSIA EXPIRE SHORTLY HAVE BEGUN LEAVING THE COUNTRY FOR THEIR HOMELAND.

  • Description

    INDIAN NATIONALS WHOSE WORK PERMITS IN MALAYSIA EXPIRE SHORTLY HAVE BEGUN LEAVING THE COUNTRY FOR THEIR HOMELAND. AN ESTIMATED 60,000 INDIANS ARE INVOLVED IN THE EXODUS, WHICH IS EXPECTED TO EXTEND OVER FIVE MONTHS.

    WORK PERMITS FOR UNSKILLED INDIAN NATIONALS EXPIRE AT THE END OF DECEMBER AND FOR SEMI-SKILLED WORKERS, AT THE END OF MARCH. MOST OF THEM ARE EMPLOYED IN THE MALAYSIAN RAILWAYS, ON RUBBER ESTATES, OR IN DOCKS.

    TWO SHIPS HAVE BEEN CHARTERED TO TRANSPORT THEM BACK TO INDIA. THE STATE OF MADRAS CARRIES 1,100 PASSENGERS AND THE RAJULA CARRIES ANOTHER 1,800.

    THE INDIAN HIGH COMMISSION IN MALAYSIA HAS BEEN ASKED TO CHARTER A THIRD VESSEL TO SPEED UP THE OPERATION.

    IN NEW DELHI, THE EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MINISTER, MR. DINESH SINGH, HAS EXPLAINED TO THE INDIAN PARLIAMENT THAT THE EXODUS FROM MALAYSIA WAS NOT THE RESULT OF ANY RESTRICTIONS AIMED AT INDIANS ALONE. MANY OTHER NEWLY INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES HAD FOUND IT NECESSARY TO GIVE PREFERENCE TO ITS OWN CITIZENS IN EMPLOYMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB6NAI9ZQGNU2UISONCGQEXHC4
    Media URN:
    VLVAB6NAI9ZQGNU2UISONCGQEXHC4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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