• Short Summary

    MALAYSIAN TROOPS THIS WEEK MOVED INTO THE BORNEO STATE OF SARAWAK TO REPLACE BRITISH, AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND TROOPS LEAVING FOR HOME OR THE COMMONWEALTH BASE CAMP IN MALAYA.

  • Description

    MALAYSIAN TROOPS THIS WEEK MOVED INTO THE BORNEO STATE OF SARAWAK TO REPLACE BRITISH, AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND TROOPS LEAVING FOR HOME OR THE COMMONWEALTH BASE CAMP IN MALAYA. AND IN KUCHING, THE SARAWAK CAPITAL, A YOUNG CHINESE FARMER BECAME THE FIRST COMMUNIST TO SURRENDER UNDER THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT'S AMNESTY OFFER.

    AN ADVANCE PARTY OF 300 MALAYSIAN TROOPS ARRIVED IN KUCHING ON SUNDAY UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYE OF ITS COMMANDER, UNGKU NAZARUDDIN BIN UNGKA MOHAMMED.

    IN ALL, 10,000 BRITISH TROOPS IN SARAWAK AND SABAH WILL BE REPLACED BY MALAYSIAN FORCES. AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND TROOPS ALSO HAVE STARTED LEAVING SARAWAK FOR THE COMMONWEALTH BASE CAMP IN MALAYA.

    A YOUNG CHINESE FARMER BECAME THE FIRST COMMUNIST TO SURRENDER UNDER THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT'S AMNESTY OFFER AIMED AT BREAKING THE CLANDESTINE COMMUNIST ORGANISATION OF SARAWAK.

    WONG HIE HEE, AGED 20, WAS PERSUADED BY HIS MOTHER TO GIVE HIMSELF UP AS A MEMBER OF THE CLANDESTINE COMMUNIST ORGANISATION (THE C.C.O.), WHICH HAS ABOUT 2,000 MEMBERS.

    WONG WENT UNDERGROUND THREE YEARS AGO AND HAS BEEN TRAINING COMMUNIST CADRES. WONG AND HIS MOTHER WERE GIVEN A CASH REWARD OF 60 U.S. DOLLARS (ABOUT GBP19 STERLING) BEFORE LEAVING THE POLICE STATION IN KUCHING FOR HOME.

    (LAST MONTH MILLIONS OF LEAFLETS WERE AIR-DROPPED OVER THE MALAYSIAN STATES OF SARAWAK AND SABAH CALLING ON MEMBERS OF THE C.C.O. TO SURRENDER. THE GOVERNMENT PROMISED THEM UNCONDITIONAL FREEDOM IF THEY SURRENDER UNDER THE AMNESTY OFFER.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADIGGLN6986IGY70JXCLSVNR0A
    Media URN:
    VLVADIGGLN6986IGY70JXCLSVNR0A
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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