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    A UNITED NATIONS OBSERVER TEAM ARRIVED IN SINGAPORE ON THURSDAY (AUG 15) BOUND FOR SARAWAK AND NORTH BORNEO TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE PEOPLE WISH TO JOIN MALAYA AND SINGAPORE IN THE PROPOSED MALAYSIAN FEDERATION.

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    A UNITED NATIONS OBSERVER TEAM ARRIVED IN SINGAPORE ON THURSDAY (AUG 15) BOUND FOR SARAWAK AND NORTH BORNEO TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE PEOPLE WISH TO JOIN MALAYA AND SINGAPORE IN THE PROPOSED MALAYSIAN FEDERATION.THE MISSION WAS REQUESTED FOLLOWING THE RECENT SUMMIT CONFERENCE HELD IN MANILA BY MALAYA, INDONESIA AND THE PHILIPPINES.

    HEADING THE NINE-MAN TEAM IS MR.LAURENCE MICHELMORE, AN AMERICAN WHO IS DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF PERSONNEL AT THE UNITED NATIONS.HIS DEPUTY IS A CZECH, MR.GEORGE JANACEK, DIRECTOR OF THE EXTERNAL RELATIONS DIVISION OF THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION.OTHER MEMBERS COME FROM ARGENTINA, BRAZIL, CEYLON, GHANA, JAPAN, JORDAN AND PAKISTAN.

    THE MALAYAN PRIME MINISTER, TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN, AGREED AT MANILA TO POSTPONE THE FEDERATION -- DUE TO BE FORMED ON AUGUST 31 -- UNTIL THE TEAM HAS COMPLETED ITS MISSION.U THANT, THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL, HAS SAID HE HOPES IT WILL FINISH ITS SURVEY BY MID-SEPTEMBER.

    SARAWAK, WHICH LIKE NORTH BORNEO RECENTLY VOTED A PRO-MALAYSIA PARTY TO POWER, HAS ANNOUNCED IT WILL ACCEPT ONLY ONE OBSERVER EACH FROM INDONESIA, MALAYA AND THE PHILIPPINES AS THE UNITED NATIONS TEAM GOES ABOUT ITS WORK.THE SARAWAK GOVERNMENT HAS BANNED ALL PUBLIC RALLIES AND PROCESSIONS DURING THE VISIT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACVB46GRWKNW00D7KNRZQZPRGR
    Media URN:
    VLVACVB46GRWKNW00D7KNRZQZPRGR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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