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    THIS 1870 BUILDING - RESIDENCE OF THE GOVERNOR OF SARAWAK, TUN ABANG HAJI OPENG, HAD AN IMPORTANT VISITOR YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).

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    THIS 1870 BUILDING - RESIDENCE OF THE GOVERNOR OF SARAWAK, TUN ABANG HAJI OPENG, HAD AN IMPORTANT VISITOR YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).HE WAS EARL MOUNTBATTEN, THE BRITISH CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF.

    ON THE COMPOUND OF THE RESIDENCE WAS THE GOVERNOR (LEFT) AND THE SARAWAK CHIEF MINISTER, MR.STEPHEN KALONG NINGKAN, WHO WAITED FOR EARL MOUNTBATTEN'S ARRIVAL BY HELICOPTER.AN HONOUR GUARD PROVIDED BY THE SARAWAK POLICE CONSTABULARY WAS IN ATTENDANCE.

    EARL MOUNTBATTEN, WHO IS IN MALAYSIAN BORNEO VISITING BRITISH AND MALAYSIAN DEFENCE POSITIONS ALONG THE BORDER, WAS INTRODUCED TO MANY SARAWAK GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.

    THE GOVERNOR'S RESIDENCE, WHICH WAS THE HOME OF MANY BRITISH GOVERNORS BEFORE SARAWAK JOINED THE FEDERATION OF MALAYSIA, HAS AN ENTRANCE WHICH LOOKS LIKE A CASTLE.

    THE GOVERNOR'S SERVANTS WERE ALSO INTRODUCED TO EARL MOUNTBATTEN, WHO LAST VISITED KUCHING IN 1946 WHEN HE WAS SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA.

    AFTERWARDS, EARL MOUNTBATTEN DROVE OUT TO THE BRITISH WEST BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS SOMEWHERE IN KUCHING TO BOARD A HELICOPTER FOR A BRITISH BORDER POSITION.

    MAJOR GENERAL W.C.WALKER, DIRECTOR OF OPERATORS IN BORNEO, WHO MET EARL MOUNTBATTEN ON ARRIVAL AT THE BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS, ACCOMPANIED HIM TO THE FORWARD AREA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADN86004UZGAO6WEE0LTJNAQGS
    Media URN:
    VLVADN86004UZGAO6WEE0LTJNAQGS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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