• Short Summary

    A TENSE BY-ELECTION CAMPAIGN CAME TO A HEAD IN SINGAPORE JULY 15 WHEN THOUSANDS WENT TO THE POLLS TO CHOOSE A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE FIVE POLITICAL PARTIES WHO HAD HOTLY CONTESTED THE SEAT IN ANSON WARD.

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    A TENSE BY-ELECTION CAMPAIGN CAME TO A HEAD IN SINGAPORE JULY 15 WHEN THOUSANDS WENT TO THE POLLS TO CHOOSE A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE FIVE POLITICAL PARTIES WHO HAD HOTLY CONTESTED THE SEAT IN ANSON WARD.

    DESPITE AN ALL-OUT EFFORT BY PRIME MINISTER, MR. LEE KUAN YEW, AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE RULING "PEOPLE'S ACTION PARTY" (P.A.P.), MR. DAVID MARSHALL, THE LEFT-WING LAWYER WHO WAS SINGAPORE'S FIRST CHIEF MINISTER, SWEPT BACK INTO POLITICS AFTER A LENGTHY ABSENCE. HE TOPPED THE POLL IN THIS KEY BY-ELECTION TO GIVE THE P.A.P. ITS SECOND BY-ELECTION DEFEAT IN RECENT MONTHS. MR. MARSHALL, 53, TEMPORARILY QUIT ACTIVE POLITICS IN 1956 AFTER FAILING TO WIN INTERNAL SELF-GOVERNMENT FOR THE COLONY.

    IN A VICTORY SPEECH AFTER HIS ELECTION, MR. MARSHALL, WAVING A BANNER -- SYMBOL OF HIS WORKERS' PARTY -- DEMANDED THE RESIGNATION OF MR. LEE KUAN YEW. HE ALSO TOLD CHEERING CROWDS: "I SHALL FIGHT FOR SINGAPORE'S COMPLETE INDEPENDENCE FROM BRITISH RULE, EITHER ALONE OR AS PART OF THE MALAYAN FEDERATION".

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    Film ID:
    VLVADKPFFB5R1S6QMRJN3V1PW0QVL
    Media URN:
    VLVADKPFFB5R1S6QMRJN3V1PW0QVL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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