• Short Summary

    IN KUALA LUMPUR, WHERE VIOLENT RACIAL RIOTS FOLLOWED WEST MALAYSIA'S THIRD GENERAL ELECTION LAST WEEKEND.?

  • Description

    IN KUALA LUMPUR, WHERE VIOLENT RACIAL RIOTS FOLLOWED WEST MALAYSIA'S THIRD GENERAL ELECTION LAST WEEKEND. THERE IS AMPLE EVIDENCE OF THE FORCE OF THE DEMONSTRATION. ??? OF WRECKED AND BURNT-OUT MOTOR VEHICLES LIES THROUGHOUT THE CITY AND DOZENS OF BUILDINGS HAVE BEEN DAMAGED, SOME SERIOUSLY, BY HIRE.

    SOLDIERS AND POLICEMEN HAVE BEEN PLACED ON ALERT AFTER TODAY'S (THURSDAY'S) DECLARATION OF A NATIONAL STATE OF EMERGENCY. CIVILIANS ARE BEING KEPT UNDER A CLOSE WATCH AND THERE IS A TIGHT CURFEW ON THE CITY. SOLDIERS HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO SHOOT ON SIGHT ANYONE WHO BREAKS THE CURFEW.

    THE VIOLENCE CAME WHEN MOVING ??? OF CHINESE AND MALAYS MET IN THE STREETS. THEY FOUGHT WITH EACH OTHER AND BURNED AND DESTROYED ALMOST ANYTHING THEY FOUND IN THEIR PATH. REPORTS FROM POLICE OFFICIALS INDICATED THAT ALMOST 300 MOTOR VEHICLE OF VARYING DESCRIPTIONS WERE DESTROYED, SEVERAL HOUSES WERE SACKED AND BURNED AND THE OFFICIAL DEATH TOLL WAS PUT AT 50 TO 100 PEOPLE.

    STREETS IN KUALA LUMPUR'S CHINATOWN AREA WERE LITTERED WITH DEBRIS AND WRECKED CARS. SOLDIERS IN ARMOURED VEHICLES PATROLLED THE ROADWAY AND TRUCK LOADS OF TOURIST REFUGEES WERE TAKEN TO NEARBY TOWNS AND COMMUNITIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC7JVMID6TCYF0KV0QNDK6IE3K
    Media URN:
    VLVAC7JVMID6TCYF0KV0QNDK6IE3K
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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