• Short Summary

    THE MALAYSIAN CABINET YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) APPROVED STRICT SECURITY CONTROLS OVER SINGAPORE CITIZENS ENTERING MALAYA.

    THIS FOLLOWED?

  • Description

    THE MALAYSIAN CABINET YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) APPROVED STRICT SECURITY CONTROLS OVER SINGAPORE CITIZENS ENTERING MALAYA.

    THIS FOLLOWED A PROPOSAL BY THE MALAYSIAN MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS, DR. ISMAIL ABDUL RAHMAN, WHICH STEMMED DIRECTLY FROM SINGAPORE'S REACTION TO RECENT SIGNS FROM DJAKARTA THAT IT WOULD BE RECOGNISED BY THE INDONESIAN REGIME.

    THE NEW SECURITY MEASURES AT THE CAUSEWAY ARE EXPECTED TO FURTHER WORSEN RELATIONS BETWEEN SINGAPORE AND MALAYSIA. THE ONE-MILE CAUSEWAY LINKS SINGAPORE AND JOHORE BAHRU, A TOWN IN THE SOUTHERN TIP OF MALAYA. THE ENTRY RESTRICTIONS ARE THE FIRST TO BE IMPOSED SINCE IT WAS OPENED IN 1924.

    MANY SINGAPORE RESIDENTS HAVE FRIENDS AND RELATIVES LIVING ACROSS THE CAUSEWAY AND MANY MALAYSIANS WHO LIVE IN JOHORE BAHRU, TRAVEL EACH DAY TO WORK IN SINGAPORE.

    DR. ISMAIL SAD THE MEASURES WERE TAKEN BECAUSE SINGAPORE PRIME MINISTER, LEE KUAN YEW, HAD WELCOMED DJAKARTA'S PROPOSED RECOGNITION.

    HE SAID INDONESIAN RECOGNITION OBVIOUSLY MEANT THIS WOULD BRING THE ENEMY RIGHT ON TO MALAYSIA'S DOORSTEP.

    DURING THE WEEKEND, MALAYSIAN AUTHORITIES CHECKED ON ALL SINGAPORE CITIZENS TRAVELLING ACROSS THE CAUSEWAY BY TRAIN, CAR AND TRUCK. DURING THEIR STAY IN MALAYA, THEY HAVE BEEN REQUESTED TO REPORT REGULARLY TO POLICE STATIONS.

    THE NEW IMMIGRATION CHECKS WILL ALSO INVOLVE FOREIGNERS LIVING IN SINGAPORE, WHO IN FUTURE WILL HAVE TO PRODUCE THEIR PASSPORTS OR OTHER OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABV0P98T4Y5OJF23AM3E0NQ0CL
    Media URN:
    VLVABV0P98T4Y5OJF23AM3E0NQ0CL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1966
    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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