• Short Summary

    THE FIVE-MEMBER MALAYSIA COMMISSION WHICH IS IN THE BRITISH COLONY OF SARAWAK TO ASCERTAIN THE VIEWS OF THE PEOPLE ON THE PROPOSED MALAYSIA SCHEME (UNION OF MALAYA, SINGAPORE, SARAWAK, NORTH BORNEO AND BRUNEI INTO ONE TERRITORY) VISITED THE BAU DISTRICT ON FEBRUARY 22 AFTER TAKING EVIDENCE IN THE CAPITAL, KUCHING.

  • Description

    THE FIVE-MEMBER MALAYSIA COMMISSION WHICH IS IN THE BRITISH COLONY OF SARAWAK TO ASCERTAIN THE VIEWS OF THE PEOPLE ON THE PROPOSED MALAYSIA SCHEME (UNION OF MALAYA, SINGAPORE, SARAWAK, NORTH BORNEO AND BRUNEI INTO ONE TERRITORY) VISITED THE BAU DISTRICT ON FEBRUARY 22 AFTER TAKING EVIDENCE IN THE CAPITAL, KUCHING.

    THE TRIP TO BAU IS THE BEGINNING OF A SERIES OF ISLAND TRIPS TO BE UNDERTAKEN BY THE COMMISSION TO SEEK EVIDENCE FROM THE COMMUNITIES SCATTERED IN JUNGLES, RIVER BANKS AND FAR AWAY PLACES. THE COMMISSION DURING ITS TWO MONTH TOUR OF NORTH BORNEO AND SARAWAK IS TO TRAVEL 3,000 MILES. THE COMMISSION IS HEADED BY FORMER GOVERNOR OF BANK OF ENGLAND LORD COBBOLD.

    THE SARAWAK UNITED PEOPLES PARTY WHICH IS OPPOSING THE MALAYSIA IDEA AS FORMULATED AT PRESENT, SET UP MANY BANNERS WITH ANTI-MALAYSIA SLOGANS ALONG THE WAY TO BAU. IT SUBMITTED MANY SIGNATURES WHICH DEMANDED SELF-GOVERNMENT AND INDEPENDENCE TO SARAWAK BEFORE ENTERING MALAYSIA.

    ONE OF THE DYAK (LOCAL PEOPLE) REPRESENTATIVES TO GIVE EVIDENCE WAS MR. REMIGUIS DURIN, ALSO A MEMBER OF THE STATE COUNCIL. HE WAS TO REPRESENT 15,000 LAND DYAKS AND MALAYS.

    THE MALAYSIA IDEA IS GENERALLY OPPOSED BY THE CHINESE COMMUNITIES AND WELCOMED BY OTHER COMMUNITIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADRGH0PUBWKI2N1LN0IYSM7Y21
    Media URN:
    VLVADRGH0PUBWKI2N1LN0IYSM7Y21
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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