• Short Summary

    THE PEOPLE'S CONSULTATIVE CONGRESS IN DJAKARTA WAS SPLIT TODAY (FRIDAY) IN SECRET SESSIONS BETWEEN THOSE MEMBERS WHO WANT TO DROP PRESIDENT SUKARNO OF INDONESIA GENTLY BUT COMPLETELY FROM OFFICE AND THOSE PRESSING FOR HIS IGNOMINIOUS DISMISSAL.

  • Description

    THE PEOPLE'S CONSULTATIVE CONGRESS IN DJAKARTA WAS SPLIT TODAY (FRIDAY) IN SECRET SESSIONS BETWEEN THOSE MEMBERS WHO WANT TO DROP PRESIDENT SUKARNO OF INDONESIA GENTLY BUT COMPLETELY FROM OFFICE AND THOSE PRESSING FOR HIS IGNOMINIOUS DISMISSAL. AS TENSION MOUNTS IN DJAKARTA OVER THE CONGRESS TALKS, TROOPS HAVE BEEN STATIONED AT VARIOUS STRATEGIC POINTS TO ENSURE ORDER.

    CONGRESS, WHOSE MEMBERS ARE MOSTLY WOMEN, IS MEETING AT THE SPORTS COMPLEX WHICH WAS ONCE KNOWN AS THE BUNG KARNO (BROTHERS SUKARNO) STADIUM, BUILT WITH THE AID OF THE SOVIET UNION. MOST OF THE TROOPS ON GUARD IN DJAKARTA ARE IN THE VICINITY OF THE CONGRESS MEETING PLACE.

    THE TROOPS INCLUDE THE CRACK SILIWANGI DIVISION, STRONG SUPPORTERS OF GENERAL SUHARTO, THE ARMY AND NOW GOVERNMENT LEADER TO WHOM PRESIDENT SUKARNO HANDED ALL HIS EXECUTIVE POWERS RECENTLY. PEDESTRIANS AND VEHICLE DRIVERS ENTERING THE AREA OF THE NEIGHBOURHOOD OF THE STADIUM MUST CARRY OFFICIAL PASSES.

    ALTHOUGH GENERAL SUHARTO HAS ORDERED THE GROUNDING OF THE RUSSIAN-BUILT MIG FIGHTERS OF THE INDONESIAN AIR FORCE, WHICH HAS EXPRESSED SUPPORT FOR PRESIDENT SUKARNO, THE ARMY HAS MOUNTED ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS AROUND THE CITY TO KEEP A WATCH ON THE SKIES.

    CONGRESS IS DEBATING A RESOLUTION OF THE INDONESIAN PARLIAMENT ON PRESIDENT SUKARNO'S DISMISSAL AND AN INVESTIGATION INTO HIS ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT IN THE 1965 ATTEMPTED COMMUNIST COUP.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB8QLC76ZAZMX8DKRDO9TTBJDK
    Media URN:
    VLVAB8QLC76ZAZMX8DKRDO9TTBJDK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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