• Short Summary

    WITHIN TWENTY FOUR HOURS OF HIS GETTING SWEEPING POWERS TO ADMINISTER HIS SPRAWLING COUNTRY "WITHOUT INTERFERENCE FROM OPPOSITION", PRESIDENT SUKARNO OF INDONESIA LEFT THE COUNTRY ON A TWO MONTH TOUR THAT WOULD TAKE HIM TO THE COMMUNIST AND ANTI-COMMUNIST COUNTRIES.

  • Description

    WITHIN TWENTY FOUR HOURS OF HIS GETTING SWEEPING POWERS TO ADMINISTER HIS SPRAWLING COUNTRY "WITHOUT INTERFERENCE FROM OPPOSITION", PRESIDENT SUKARNO OF INDONESIA LEFT THE COUNTRY ON A TWO MONTH TOUR THAT WOULD TAKE HIM TO THE COMMUNIST AND ANTI-COMMUNIST COUNTRIES.

    AT JAKARTA'S KAMAYORAN AIRPORT, THE ENTIRE CABINET, THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS AND MILITARY GUARD OF HONOUR ASSEMBLED TO WISH THE PRESIDENT A JOYFUL JOURNEY.

    SUKARNO ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL ASIAN LEADERS WHO HAS ALMOST ABSOLUTE SWAY OVER HIS COUNTRYMEN HAS DECIDED TO RETURN HIS COUNTRY TO 1945 REVOLUTIONARY CONSTITUTION "TO STOP INDONESIA DETERIORATING CONTINUOUSLY" AND INSTITUTE GUIDED DEMOCRACY.

    UNDER THE POWERS HE HAS GOT, HE WOULD FORM A NEW PRESIDENTIAL CABINET, NEW PARLIAMENT REDUCE THE NUMBER AND POWERS OF POLITICAL PARTIES AND HOLD GENERAL ELECTIONS NEXT YEAR.

    DURING HIS ABSENCE ON HIS TOUR TO TURKEY, RUSSIA, EUROPE AND AMERICA, DR. DJUANDA THE PRIME MINISTER WILL RUN THE COUNTRY.

    AMONG THOSE PRESENT AT THE AIRPORT WERE THE U.S. AMBASSADOR JONES WHO HAS CONTRIBUTED MUCH TO RECENT FRIENDLIER RELATIONS BETWEEN AMERICA AND INDONESIA.

    AND OF COURSE, THE WIFE OF THE PRESIDENT, MRS. HARTINI.

    ACCOMPANYING THE PRESIDENT ON THE TOUR ARE C-IN-C OF THE AIRFORCE SOERIADARMA, AND MR. E. DANUBRATA HEAD OF THE WEST JAVA POLICE.

    AFTER A SHORT SPEECH THE PRESIDENT WAVED GAILY TO THE WELL WISHERS AND STEPPED ON THE GANGWAY OF THE CHARTERED PAA PLANE, WHICH WAS ESCORTED CEREMONIOUSLY BY THE INDONESIAN AIR FORCE MIG FIGHTERS.

    DURING HIS TRIP THE PRESIDENT IS ALSO EXPECTED TO GET A MEDICAL CHECK.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADQXYM1GMQ5ESS0W3F4W3A399V
    Media URN:
    VLVADQXYM1GMQ5ESS0W3F4W3A399V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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