• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT SUKARNO'S RECENT IMPOSITION OF A BAN ON THE INDONESIAN STUDENTS ACTION FRONT MET WITH A STRONG PROTEST YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).

  • Description

    PRESIDENT SUKARNO'S RECENT IMPOSITION OF A BAN ON THE INDONESIAN STUDENTS ACTION FRONT MET WITH A STRONG PROTEST YESTERDAY (THURSDAY). THE PROTEST WAS IN THE FORM OF A DEMONSTRATION HELD AT A UNIVERSITY IN DJAKARTA AND ATTENDED BY SOME 5,000 FRONT MEMBERS. THEY CALLED ON THE NEW GOVERNMENT TO LIFT THE BAN.

    AMONG THE WERE MANY K.A.M.I. STUDENTS -- THE POWERFUL INDONESIAN STUDENTS ACTION COMMAND WHOSE CONTINUOUS ANTI-GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATIONS THERE WEEKS AGO FORCED PRESIDENT SUKARNO TO HAND OVER STATE POWERS TO LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SUHARTO.

    TO ILLUSTRATE THE HIGH LIVING OF PRESIDENT SUKARNO, SOME STUDENTS WORE EXPENSIVE SUITS AND CARRIED PLACARDS WITH THE WORD 'IMPORTED' WRITTEN ON THEM. EVIDENT, TOO, WERE SEVERAL SCHOOLGIRLS WHO BEAUTIFIED THEMSELVES TO PORTRAY THE PRESENT WIVES OF THE PRESIDENT. A TYPICAL EXAMPLE WAS A GIRL CLAD IN A JAPANESE KIMONO. SHE IMITATED PRESIDENT SUKARNO'S FAVOURITE THIRD WIFE -- JAPANESE-BORN RATNA SRI DEWI.

    THE STUDENTS IMITATED THE MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN. WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM AND UNITED STATES GOVERNMENTS BACKING THE FEDERATION OF MALAYSIA.

    THE CHAIRMAN OF THE FRONT, MR. ZAMBRONI, TOLD THE STUDENTS THAT THE NEW INDONESIAN CABINET WAS NOT YET PERFECT AND DEPUTY PREMIER SUHARTO SHOULD CONTINUE TO REORGANISE IT. BUT HE ADDED THAT THE FRONT SUPPORTED THE BASIC POLICIES AND ACTIONS OF THE NEW ADMINISTRATION.

    TRAFFIC IN THE VICINITY CAME TO A STANDSTILL. ARMED POLICE DID NOT INTERFERE BUT INSTEAD DIVERTED TRAFFIC AS THE STUDENTS BEGAN A PROCESSION ROUND THE CITY ON FOOT AND IN PACKED LORRIES.

    THEY ALSO CARRIED A PAPER COFFIN DEPICTING THE DEATH OF D. N. AIDIT, CHAIRMAN OF THE BANNED INDONESIAN COMMUNIST PARTY (P.K.I). PLACARDS DENOUNCING FORMER FOREIGN MINISTER SUBANDRIO WHO IS NOW IN ARMY CUSTODY, WERE PROMINENTLY DISPLAYED. HIS EFFIGY DANGLED FROM A MOBILE GALLOWS.

    A TRUCK-LOAD OF YOUNG SCHOOLGIRLS PLAY THE ROLES OF MISTRESS OF THE 15 FORMER MINISTERS WHO ARE NOW IN ARMY CUSTODY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADR2HJZWJN5ZJQOBNS9DUTL2E0
    Media URN:
    VLVADR2HJZWJN5ZJQOBNS9DUTL2E0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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