• Short Summary

    In Djakarta, army and navy units drawn up before the presidential Merdeka palace and a large banner-carrying crowd heard July 5 President Soekarno announce the return of the 1945 Revolutionary Constitution investing the President with vitually doctoral powers.

  • Description

    1.
    LS. Army units and crowd in background before Merdeka
    0.05

    2.
    Banner -carrying crowd
    0.08

    3.
    DITTO
    0.13

    4.
    CU. Banner urges return to 1945 constitution
    0.17

    5.
    Soekarno appears on dais
    0.23

    6.
    Army units salute
    0.26

    7.
    Navy units salute
    0.29

    8.
    LS. President speaks
    0.35

    9.
    Onlookers
    0.38

    10.
    MCU. President speaks
    0.45

    11.
    Youth organisation representatives
    0.48

    12.
    LS. Crowd
    0.51



    Initials JRG/MR/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Djakarta, army and navy units drawn up before the presidential Merdeka palace and a large banner-carrying crowd heard July 5 President Soekarno announce the return of the 1945 Revolutionary Constitution investing the President with vitually doctoral powers.

    The President appears on a dais at the Palace to be given a salute. In his speech, the President decreed the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly which failed to produce a permanent constitution.

    He then decreed the formation of a provisional people's consultative congress to take over the task of constitution-marking from the Assembly. For the first time the arms is expected to have its nominees in Congress.

    The President returned to Djakarta June 29 after his world tour of 9 1/2 weeks. Indonesia is near bankruptcy born of chronic economical and political chaos since it won freedom from the Japanese occupation army 1945 and independence from the Dutch 1949.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACZBWSRN9NBSJGA8IGHU88RRHV
    Media URN:
    VLVACZBWSRN9NBSJGA8IGHU88RRHV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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