• Short Summary

    AN 11-MAN AFRO-ASIAN TRADE UNION DELEGATION - THE BIGGEST TO COME FROM AFRICA - FLEW INTO KUCHING, THE CAPITAL OF SARAWAK ON APRIL 16 (THURSDAY) FOR A THREE-DAY VISIT.

  • Description

    AN 11-MAN AFRO-ASIAN TRADE UNION DELEGATION - THE BIGGEST TO COME FROM AFRICA - FLEW INTO KUCHING, THE CAPITAL OF SARAWAK ON APRIL 16 (THURSDAY) FOR A THREE-DAY VISIT. THE DELEGATES HAD BEEN ATTENDING THE NATIONAL TRADES UNION CONGRESS CONVENTION IN SINGAPORE.

    AT A PRESS CONFERENCE, THE LEADER OF THE DELEGATION, MR E.C.A. ODEYEMI OF NIGERIA, SAID THAT MANY AFRO-ASIAN COUNTRIES BACK MALAYSIA IN HER DISPUTE WITH INDONESIA. INCLUDED IN THE DELEGATION IS MR A.W. KARUMDA, PRESIDENT OF THE KENYA FEDERATION OF LABOUR, AND FIRST COUSIN OF KENYA'S PRIME MINISTER, MR JUMO KENYATTA.

    THE FOLLOWING DAY, APRIL 17, (FRIDAY) THE DELEGATES WENT ON A SIGHTSEEING TOUR WHICH TOOK THEM TO A DYAK LONGHOUSE WHERE THEY WERE ENTERTAINED TO TRADITIONAL DYAK MUSIC AND DANCES. THE DELEGATES, WHO WERE IN HIGH SPIRITS, JOINED WITH DYAK GIRLS TO TRY OUT LOCAL FOLK DANCES.

    LATER, THEY CALLED ON THE CHIEF MINISTER, MR STEPHEN KALONG NINGKAN AND HAD A 70-MINUTE MEETING WITH HIM AND HIS CABINET MINISTERS. THEY ABOUT THE ECONOMIC STRUCTURE AND TRADE UNION ORGANISATION OF SARAWAK. THE CHIEF MINISTER, IN WELCOMING THEM, SAID THAT AFRICA HAD SET THE PATTERN OF POSITIVE NEUTRALISM CONTRIBUTING TO THE EASING OF EAST-WEST TENSION. AFRO-ASIAN SOLIDARITY TODAY WAS A GROWING FORCE FOR PEACE, JUSTICE AND EQUALITY, HE SAID.

    THE TRADE UNIONS LEADERS WERE INVITED TO VISIT MALAYSIA BY THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT WHEN THE MALAYSIA GOODWILL MISSION WAS IN AFRICA ABOUT TWO MONTHS AGO. MR. STEPHEN KALONG NINGKAN WAS WITH THE MALAYSIAN MISSION TO AFRICAN COUNTRIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABR0B7T0AR5BOVGTTJSMB3EEI0
    Media URN:
    VLVABR0B7T0AR5BOVGTTJSMB3EEI0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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