• Short Summary

    The Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Tun Dr. Ismail, who described himself as 'The Reluctant Politician',?

  • Description

    The Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Tun Dr. Ismail, who described himself as 'The Reluctant Politician', died from heart failure at his home in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday (August 2nd). He was given a state funeral on Saturday and was buried in the Heroes' Mausoleum in the National Mosque -- the first national leader to be awarded this honour.

    While his body lay in state in the National Mosque's lecture hall, thousands came to pay their last respects. In the early evening he was taken to the mausoleum by the pall bearers and buried as his widow, Toh Puan Norashikin, looked on. Among those present at the funeral were his Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the Prime Minister Tun Razak and former Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman.

    Tun Razak, who had cut short his stay in Canada where he was attending the Commonwealth Summit Conference, was visibly moved. Later he made a speech on television during which he described Tun Ismail as his 'tower of strength'.

    Dr. Ismail was a doctor of medicines who turned to politics. While he was Minister of Home Affairs in 1969, he took firm steps to deal with the Chinese-Malay Race Riots.

    SYNOPSIS: The National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur was the scene of Saturday's burial of the Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Tun Dr. Ismail. He had died the previous Thursday.

    The body lay in state in the mosque's lecture hall on Thursday afternoon while friends and relatives prayed and thousands of mourners came to pay their last respects.

    President Suharto of Indonesia cent a wreath.

    The Prime Minister Tun Razak returned from Canada where he had been attending the Commonwealth Summit Conference.

    In the early evening the coffin was taken to the Heroes Mausoleum. The man who described himself as The Reluctant Politician is the first national leader to be buried there.

    Among those in the funeral procession were his Majesty the Yang Dipertuan Agong, Tun Razak and former Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman.

    Dr. Ismail was a doctor of medicine who turned to politics. While he was Minister of Home Affairs in 1969, he took firm steps to deal with the outbreak of Chinese-Malay race riots. He was also Vice-President of the Untied Malay National Organisation, the main component of the three-party Alliance Government.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB9JJ49FTKVYIMLIPBQXZYKSCY
    Media URN:
    VLVAB9JJ49FTKVYIMLIPBQXZYKSCY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment