• Short Summary

    THE NEW 29-MAN INDONESIAN CABINET WAS SWORN-IN BY PRESIDENT SUKARNO ON THURSDAY (JULY 28). THE?

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    THE NEW 29-MAN INDONESIAN CABINET WAS SWORN-IN BY PRESIDENT SUKARNO ON THURSDAY (JULY 28). THE CEREMONY WAS HELD AT THE MERDEKA PALACE IN DJAKARTA, WHICH WAS HEAVILY GUARDED BY ARMED TROOPS AS MUSLIM CRITICISM MOUNTED AGAINST THE NEW CABINET.

    MEMBERS OF THE CABINET ARE OF MIXED RELIGION. THEY CONSIST OF MUSLIMS, ROMAN CATHOLICS AND PROTESTANTS. ELEVEN OF THE 29 SEATS ARE OCCUPIED BY MILITARY OFFICERS, CONTRARY TO EARLIER REPORTS THAT THE MILITARY WOULD OCCUPY MOST OF THE SEATS.

    THE CABINET HAS FIVE NEW DEPUTY PREMIERS, WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE PRESIDIUM. THEY ARE GENERAL SUHARTO, LEADER OF THE PRESIDIUM; MR. ADAM MALIK; SULTAN HAMENGKU BUWONO; MR. IDHAM CHALID AND MR. SANUSI HARDJADINATA. THEY WERE THE FIRST TO BE SWORN-IN. THE PRESIDIUM IS DIRECTLY UNDER PRESIDENT SUKARNO.

    MISSING FROM THE PRESIDIUM ARE TWO MEMBERS: DR. JOHANNES LEIMENA AND DR. RUSLAN ABDULGANI, WHO HAVE BEEN UNDER STRONG CRITICISM FROM THE POWERFUL STUDENT ACTION FRONTS. THEY WERE ACCUSED OF BEING OPPORTUNISTS AND PRESIDENT SUKARNO'S "YES-MEN".

    LIEUTENANT GENERAL SUHARTO BECAME A FULL GENERAL. THE ONLY OTHER OFFICER IN INDONESIA WITH THIS RANK IS GENERAL ABDUL HARIS NASUTION, CHAIRMAN OF THE PEOPLE'S CONSULTATIVE CONGRESS.

    AFTER THE INSTALLATION CEREMONY, PRESIDENT SUKARNO ANGRILY DECLARED THAT CONFRONTATION AGAINST MALAYSIA WOULD CONTINUE; THAT HE WAS STILL PRIME MINISTER OF INDONESIA, AND HE HAD NOT HANDED OVER POWER TO ARMY STRONGMAN, GENERAL SUHARTO.

    HOWEVER, HE SAID INDONESIA INTENDED TO SETTLE THE MALAYSIA ISSUE PEACEFULLY, NOT THROUGH PHYSICAL CONFRONTATION. HE ASKED FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 1963 MANILA AGREEMENT, WHICH CALLED FOR AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION TO SEE WHETHER THE PEOPLE OF SABAH AND SARAWAK WANTED TO JOIN MALAYSIA. (A UNITED NATIONS MISSION DID THIS, BUT INDONESIA REFUSED TO ACCEPT THE MISSION'S FINDINGS).

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD07HULIW2YAP45PTPXW8I5PG8
    Media URN:
    VLVAD07HULIW2YAP45PTPXW8I5PG8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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