• Short Summary

    LARGE NUMBERS OF DAYAKS ARE NOW JOINING THE SARAWAK SECURITY FORCES TO HELP PATROL THE TERRITORY'S BORDER WITH INDONESIA.

  • Description

    1.
    S.L.V. JUNGLE ALONG BORDER.
    0.06

    2.
    S.L.V. DAYAK VOLUNTEERS GIVEN ARMS.
    0.11

    3.
    C.U. ARM BANDS GIVEN (2 SHOTS).
    0.13

    4.
    S.L.V. DITTO
    0.15

    5.
    S.V. MAN PUTTING ON BAND
    0.17

    6.
    S.L.V. ARMS & BANDS HANDED OUT
    0.22

    7.
    S.V. VOLUNTEERS
    0.26

    8.
    S.V. INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN (2 SHOTS).
    0.33

    9.
    S.V. ARMY INSTRUCTOR
    0.35

    10.
    S.V. VOLUNTEERS MOVE OFF (3 SHOTS).
    0.50

    11.
    S.L.V. PEOPLE WITH GOODS
    0.55

    12.
    S.V. CHECKED AT POST
    0.58

    13.
    S.V. BAGGAGES EXAMINED (3 SHOTS).
    1.12

    14.
    S.V. PERMITS GIVEN (2 SHOTS).
    1.20

    15.
    L.V. PEOPLE MOVE OFF WITH GOODS.
    1.26



    Initials KJ/V/MR/GH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: LARGE NUMBERS OF DAYAKS ARE NOW JOINING THE SARAWAK SECURITY FORCES TO HELP PATROL THE TERRITORY'S BORDER WITH INDONESIA.

    IN THE BORDER AREA OF LOBUK ANTU, ABOUT 180 MILES SOUTH-EAST OF KUCHING, THE OFFICER COMMANDING THE POLICE DISTRICT RECENTLY RECRUITED 150 DAYAKS AND DISTRIBUTED WEAPONS AND ARM BANDS TO THEM.

    THE DISTRICT HAS ABOUT 16,000 PEOPLE OF WHOM NEARLY 14,000 ARE DAYAKS. UNTIL RECENTLY, LOBUK ANTU DISTRICT WAS PROTECTED BY ONLY 18 POLICEMEN AND A FEW TROOPS.

    MEANWHILE, THE CHECK ON PEOPLE COMING OVER FROM INDONESIA IS BEING TIGHTENED. THOSE WHO COME TO TRADE ARE QUESTIONED AND, IF FOUND TO BE GENUINE TRADERS, ARE GIVEN PERMITS FOR A FEW HOURS. THEY HAVE TO HAND OVER THE PERMITS WHEN THEY RETURN TO THEIR VILLAGES ON THE INDONESIAN SIDE. HOWEVER, MEN FROM LANDJAK, WHERE REBEL VOLUNTEERS ARE REPORTED TO BE TRAINED, ARE NOT ALLOWED IN. THEY ARE TAKEN BACK TO THE BORDER AND RELEASED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADSRA5EWJUVCPX1JQWKRCT487
    Media URN:
    VLVADSRA5EWJUVCPX1JQWKRCT487
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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