• Short Summary

    IN SARAWAK, SECURITY FORCES HAVE STEPPED UP THEIR OPERATIONS AGAINST A GROUP OF DEFECTED SARAWAK CHINESE AND INDONESIANS INVOLVED IN A BORDER BATTLE ON FEBRUARY 16.

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    IN SARAWAK, SECURITY FORCES HAVE STEPPED UP THEIR OPERATIONS AGAINST A GROUP OF DEFECTED SARAWAK CHINESE AND INDONESIANS INVOLVED IN A BORDER BATTLE ON FEBRUARY 16. THE OPERATIONS INVOLVE TRACKER DOGS, ROYAL AIR FORCE PLANES AND DAYAK TRACKERS. THE UNIT IS CONCENTRATED IN THE SERIAN AREA, SOME 40 MILES SOUTH OF KUCHING.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE HELICOPTERS HAVE BEEN CALLED IN TO TRANSPORT TROOPS INTO THE JUNGLE WHERE THE GROUP IS BELIEVED TO BE HIDING-EIGHT MILES INSIDE MALAYSIAN SARAWAK TERRITORY.

    THE OPERATIONS WERE LAUNCHED SOON AFTER THE BATTLE BROKE OUT FOLLOWING AN ATTEMPT BY THE GROUP TO INFILTRATE INTO THE SERIAN-KUCHING AREAS TO LAUNCH TERROR ATTACKS ON ISOLATED VILLAGES, SINCE THEN, SECURITY FORCES ENGAGED IN THE OPERATIONS, HAD KILLED SEVERAL OF THEM IN ENCOUNTERS AND RECOVERED FROM THE BODIES MANY RUSSIAN-MADE FIREARMS. THEY INCLUDE AUTOMATIC RIFLES, ROCKET LAUNCHERS AND AMMUNITION.

    THE CHINESE MEMBERS OF THE GROUP DEFECTED TO INDONESIAN BORNEO SHORTLY AFTER INDONESIA LAUNCHED HER CONFRONTATION AGAINST MALAYSIA.

    (ALONG THE SERIAN-KUCHING ROAD THERE ARE RESETTLEMENT VILLAGES WHERE SOME 8,000 SARAWAK CHINESE ARE HOUSED. THEY WERE EVACUATED TO THE NEW VILLAGES FOLLOWING A VICIOUS ATTACK ON A POLICE STATION LAST JUNE.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD10FYRNLFBF2Z0LZ30KJGZUK1
    Media URN:
    VLVAD10FYRNLFBF2Z0LZ30KJGZUK1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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