• Short Summary

    HISTORY WAS MADE ON SEPTEMBER 4 IN SARAWAK WHEN THE PARLIAMENT UNDER THE NEW CONSTITUTION OF SARAWAK MET FOR THE FIRST TIME.

  • Description

    HISTORY WAS MADE ON SEPTEMBER 4 IN SARAWAK WHEN THE PARLIAMENT UNDER THE NEW CONSTITUTION OF SARAWAK MET FOR THE FIRST TIME.

    BEFORE THE MEETING WAS OPENED, A SIMPLE BUT COLOURFUL CEREMONY WAS HELD OUTSIDE THE COUNCIL WHERE A LARGE CROWD OF SARAWAKIANS SAW THE INSPECTION OF HONOUR GUARDS BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR ALEXANDER WADDELL, WHO LATER ADDRESSED THE COUNCIL FOR THE LAST TIME.HE AND LADY WADDELL ARE EXPECTED TO RETURN TO BRITAIN SOON AFTER THE FORMATION OF MALAYSIA ON SEPTEMBER 16.

    AS THE LAST BRITISH GOVERNOR OF SARAWAK, SIR ALEXANDER HAD OCCUPIED THE GOVERNATORIAL CHAIR FOR MORE THAN THREE AND A HALF YEARS.HE WAS INSTALLED AS GOVERNOR AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF SARAWAK ON FEBRUARY 16, 1960.

    SIR ALEXANDER, THE CHIEF MINISTER-DESIGNATE, MR.STEPHEN KALONG NIGKAN, AND OTHER CABINET MEMBERS THEN POSED FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS OUTSIDE THE COUNCIL BUILDING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADABC6DSPIWE7LS6YQ3UN0WJAI
    Media URN:
    VLVADABC6DSPIWE7LS6YQ3UN0WJAI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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