• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT SUKARNO OF INDONESIA CAME UNDER CRITICISM FROM GENERAL SUHARTO, THE ARMY LEADER AND EFFECTIVE LEADER OF THE GOVERNMENT, AT A MOSLEM RELIGIOUS, CEREMONY IN THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE IN DJAKARTA ON WEDNESDAY.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT SUKARNO OF INDONESIA CAME UNDER CRITICISM FROM GENERAL SUHARTO, THE ARMY LEADER AND EFFECTIVE LEADER OF THE GOVERNMENT, AT A MOSLEM RELIGIOUS, CEREMONY IN THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE IN DJAKARTA ON WEDNESDAY. BOTH WERE SPEAKERS AT THE CEREMONY, DURING WHICH GENERAL SUKARNO SAID THE PRESIDENT SHOULD CORRECT HIS ATTITUDE ON THE COMMUNISTS.

    THE CEREMONY, COMMEMORATING MOHAMMED ASCENSION DAY, WAS ATTENDED BY AMBASSADORS FROM SEVERAL MIDDLE EASTERN MOSLEM COUNTRIES AND THE SOVIET CHARGE D'AFFAIRES, MR KUZNETZOV. IN HIS SPEECH, GENERAL SUHARTO SAID THE PRESIDENT'S CONDEMNATION OF THE ATTEMPTED COUP LAST SEPTEMBER STAGED BY P.C.I. (INDONESIAN COMMUNIST PARTY), AMOUNTED TO A CONDEMNATION OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY.

    HOWEVER, HE SAID, MANY PEOPLE WERE STILL DISSATISFIED BY THE PRESIDENT'S ATTITUDE, AND HE SHOULD "CORRECT HIMSELF". PRESIDENT SUKARNO, WHO HAS BEEN UNDER SEVERE CRITICISM FROM OTHER QUARTERS IN INDONESIA FOR HIS FAILURE SO FAR TO DENOUNCE THE COMMUNIST PARTY OPENLY, WATCHED SILENTLY AS GENERAL SUHARTO MADE HIS RARE PERSONAL CRITICISM.

    WHEN IT BECAME THE PRESIDENT'S TURN TO ADDRESS THE AUDIENCE, HE SPOKE IN SUBDUED TONES AND ASKED FOR FORGIVENESS FOR ANY MISTAKES HE HAD MADE. PRESIDENT SUKARNO WAS LATER REPORTED AS SAYING THAT NO POLITICAL PARTY OR ORGANISATION COULD CLAIM CREDIT IN FORMULATING INDONESIA'S IDEOLOGY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC6DPNUHQEE2QLIMC1R2THM30G
    Media URN:
    VLVAC6DPNUHQEE2QLIMC1R2THM30G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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