• Short Summary

    THE INDONESIAN PARLIAMENT IN DJAKARTA WAS HEAVILY GUARDED BY TROOPS FOR ITS OPENING SESSION ON TUESDAY WHEN PRESIDENT SUKARNO SPOKE THERE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SIX YEARS, AND DECLARED THAT HE WAS STILL THE NATION'S LEADER.

  • Description

    THE INDONESIAN PARLIAMENT IN DJAKARTA WAS HEAVILY GUARDED BY TROOPS FOR ITS OPENING SESSION ON TUESDAY WHEN PRESIDENT SUKARNO SPOKE THERE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SIX YEARS, AND DECLARED THAT HE WAS STILL THE NATION'S LEADER. MEANWHILE, TWO BOMBER SQUADRONS OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE ARE PREPARING TO LEAVE MALAYSIA FOLLOWING THE PEACE AGREEMENT WITH MALAYSIA PILOTED THROUGH BY GENERAL SUHARTO, THE EFFECTIVE LEADER OF INDONESIA, IN THE FACE OF SOME OPPOSITION FROM PRESIDENT SUKARNO.

    IN HIS SPEECH TO PARLIAMENT, PRESIDENT SUKARNO REFERRED TO HIS CABINET MINISTER, INCLUDING GENERAL SUHARTO, AS "MY ASSISTANTS." GENERAL SUHARTO SAT STONY-FACED, LOOKING STRAIGHT AHEAD. THE SPEECH WAS GIVEN ONLY SCANT APPLAUSE, AND WHEN IT BECAME GENERAL SUHARTO'S TURN TO SPEAK HE DID NOT AMENTION PRESIDENT SUKARNO.

    IN SINGAPORE, TWO BOMBER SQUADRONS BASED AT TENGAH, IN SINGAPORE, ARE PREPARING TO FLY OUT WITH THE OFFICIAL ENDING OF INDONESIA'S CONFRONTATION OF MALAYSIA. THE SQUADRONS, CONSISTING MAINLY OF CANBERRA AND VULCAN BOMBERS, ARE PART OF THE FIRST BATCH OF BRITISH UNITS TO BE WITHDRAWN. THEY WILL GO TO BASES IN BRITAIN AND MALTA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACVY1GY9V2PFR8QOQGV8N8MY9T
    Media URN:
    VLVACVY1GY9V2PFR8QOQGV8N8MY9T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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