• Short Summary

    LORRIES LOADED WITH BARBED WIRE AND MATTING BEGAN ARRIVING AT FIVE SEPARATE VILLAGES IN THE KUCHING-SERIAN AREA OF SARAWAK ON TUESDAY.

  • Description

    LORRIES LOADED WITH BARBED WIRE AND MATTING BEGAN ARRIVING AT FIVE SEPARATE VILLAGES IN THE KUCHING-SERIAN AREA OF SARAWAK ON TUESDAY. THEIR MISSION WAS TO FENCE OFF THE VILLAGES, WHERE ALL THE CHINESE IN THE AREA ARE TO BE HOUSED IN TEMPORARY CAMPS AS THE FIRST STAGE OF A RESETTLEMENT PROGRAMME. THE SCHEME IS PART OF A PLAN BY THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT TO HELP SECURITY FORCES PROTECT PEOPLE LIVING CLOSE TO THE TROUBLED BORDER WITH INDONESIA.

    THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT IS CARRYING OUT A MAJOR SECURITY OPERATION IN THE KUCHING-SERIAN AREA, WHERE THEY BELIEVE INDONESIAN SUPPORTERS ARE BEING AIDED BY COMMUNIST SYMPATHISERS. AT A NEWS CONFERENCE THE SARAWAK CHIEF MINISTER, MR. STEPHEN KALONG NINGKAN, SAID THAT ONLY 20 PER CENT OF THE CHINESE IN THE AREA WERE LOYAL TO THE GOVERNMENT. THE OTHER 80 PER CENT, HE SAID, WERE EITHER COMMUNISTS, OR COMMUNIST SYMPATHISERS. MR. NINGKAN'S BROTHER DIED IN A TERRORIST ATTACK LAST MONTH.

    CHECKS ARE BEING MADE ON ALL VEHICLES USING THE HIGHWAYS IN THIS PART OF SARAWAK. THIS FOLLOWS A STATEMENT FROM MALAYSIA'S DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER, TUN ABDUL RAZAK, WHO SAID THAT SECURITY FORCES IN SARAWAK WOULD WEED OUT COMMUNIST SYMPATHISERS.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACZU7B91861MMB1Y5YS7LB9LID
    Media URN:
    VLVACZU7B91861MMB1Y5YS7LB9LID
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment