• Short Summary

    SARAWAK'S THREE NEW VILLAGES ALONG THE KUCHING-SERIAN ROAD WHERE 8,000 CHINESE HAVE BEEN RESETTLED LAST YEAR, ARE HEAVILY FENCED IN WITH BARBED WIRE BARRICADES AND HIGH PERIMETER FENCES.

  • Description

    SARAWAK'S THREE NEW VILLAGES ALONG THE KUCHING-SERIAN ROAD WHERE 8,000 CHINESE HAVE BEEN RESETTLED LAST YEAR, ARE HEAVILY FENCED IN WITH BARBED WIRE BARRICADES AND HIGH PERIMETER FENCES. ARMED MALAYSIAN POLICE KEEP A ROUND-CLOCK WATCH IN AND AROUND THE VILLAGES IN CASE OF AN ATTACK BY LOCAL COMMUNISTS AND THEIR PARTNERS -- INDONESIAN TROOPS.

    ON MONDAY (JAN 24), THE SARAWAK CHIEF MINISTER, DATO STEPHEN KALONG NINGKAN, PAID A CHINESE NEW YEAR VISIT TO THE VILLAGES WHICH WERE GAILY DECORATED FOR THE OCCASION. THE VILLAGES ARE SITUATED SOME 20 MILES FROM THE INDONESIAN BORNEO BORDER.

    AT EACH VILLAGE, DATO NINGKAN AND PARTY WERE WELCOMED BY LOCAL LEADERS SCHOOLCHILDREN AND CHINESE LION DANCERS. THE PURPOSE OF THE VISIT WAS TO THANK THE VILLAGERS FOR THEIR CO-OPERATION WITH THE SARAWAK GOVERNMENT SINCE THEIR RESETTLEMENT.

    THE FORTIFIED VILLAGES HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED AS AN EMERGENCY MEASURE FOLLOWING VICIOUS ATTACKS BY SARAWAK COMMUNISTS AND ARMED INDONESIANS ON ISOLATED AREAS WHERE THE RESETTLED CHINESE WERE ONE TIME RESIDENTS.

    AT A RECEPTION GIVE BY THE VILLAGERS, DATO NINGKAN URGED THEM TO MAKE THE NEW YEAR ONE FOR RE-SHAPING THEIR LIVES AND FOR DEDICATING THEMSELVES TO THE TASK OF BUILDING UP MALAYSIA AS A HAPPY AND UNITED MULTI-RACIAL HOME FOR ALL. HE ALSO ASSURED THEM THAT MALAYSIAN CITIZENSHIP CERTIFICATES WOULD BE GIVEN TO THEM SHORTLY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABE7CV5AEKI0X5P5U1JZ1R5VRR
    Media URN:
    VLVABE7CV5AEKI0X5P5U1JZ1R5VRR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1966
    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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