• Short Summary

    BRITISH TROOPS ARE CONTINUING TO SEAL OFF ESCAPE ROUTES OF MEMBERS OF THE "NORTHERN BORNEO NATIONAL ARMY" WHO TOOK PART IN THE RECENT ABORTIVE REVOLT IN THE NORTH BORNEO PROTECTORATE OF BRUNEI.

  • Description

    BRITISH TROOPS ARE CONTINUING TO SEAL OFF ESCAPE ROUTES OF MEMBERS OF THE "NORTHERN BORNEO NATIONAL ARMY" WHO TOOK PART IN THE RECENT ABORTIVE REVOLT IN THE NORTH BORNEO PROTECTORATE OF BRUNEI.

    REINFORCEMENTS, INCLUDING MEN OF THE GURKHA REGIMENT, WERE FLOWN BY BEVERLEY TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT TO THE PORT AND TOWN OF TAWAU ON THE NORTH EAST COAST OF NORTH BORNEO, CLOSE TO THE INDONESIA BORDER. THE GURKHAS TOOK OVER A SCHOOL-HOUSE FOR THEIR HEADQUARTERS. FROM HERE PATROLS WERE ORGANISED TO WATCH OF THE FLOW OF PEOPLE VISITING THE TOWN FROM INDONESIAN TERRITORY. THE TROOPS HAD BEEN CALLED IN FOLLOWING REPORTS OF REBEL ACTIVITY NEAR THE TOWN AND THE DISCOVERY OF REBEL UNIFORMS DURING A HOUSE-TO-HOUSE SEARCH.

    AT ANOTHER TOWN CLOSE TO THE INDONESIA BORDER, THIS TIME SERIAN IN SARAWAK, MEN OF THE GREEN JACKETS AND LOCAL POLICE ARE BLOCKING MAJOR ROUTES INTO THE TERRITORY. THIS FOLLOWED A REPORT THAT SOME 200 INDONESIANS WERE ENTERING THE DISTRICT EVERY DAY.

    IN JAKARTA, THE INDONESIAN CAPITAL, ON SUNDAY, POLITICAL LEADERS BURNED STRAW EFFIGIES MARKED "BRITISH IMPERIALISTS" AT RALLY IN SUPPORT OF THE BRUNEI REBELS. SOME 3,000 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE RALLY HELD IN FREEDOM SQUARE. MR. D.N. AIDIT, LEADER OF THE INDONESIA COMMUNIST PARTY, SAID INDONESIA SHOULD BOYCOTT BRITISH SHIPS AND AIRCRAFT. AND MR. A. FADILAH, WHO CLAIMED TO BE REPRESENTATIVE OF AZAHARI, THE SELF-STYLED LEADER OF THE BRUNEI REBELS, SAID THAT IF BRITAIN DID NOT GRANT INDEPENDENCE TO THE NORTH BORNEO PEOPLE, HE AND OTHER AZAHARI FOLLOWERS WOULD WAGE A JUNGLE WAR IN THE REGION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABTSPGM5W5VRRGP97ZHZA7C3Q1
    Media URN:
    VLVABTSPGM5W5VRRGP97ZHZA7C3Q1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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