• Short Summary

    IN A SPEECH BEFORE PARLIAMENT, WHICH WAS BROADCAST ACROSS THE NATION, PRESIDENT SUHARTO YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) RENEWED HIS PLEDGE TO DEAL FIRMLY WITH ANY ATTEMPT TO RE-ESTABLISH THE BANNED INDONESIAN COMMUNIST PARTY.

  • Description

    IN A SPEECH BEFORE PARLIAMENT, WHICH WAS BROADCAST ACROSS THE NATION, PRESIDENT SUHARTO YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) RENEWED HIS PLEDGE TO DEAL FIRMLY WITH ANY ATTEMPT TO RE-ESTABLISH THE BANNED INDONESIAN COMMUNIST PARTY.

    AT THE SAME TIME, THE PRESIDENT CALLED ON THE INDONESIAN PEOPLE TO ACCEPT FORMER COMMUNIST DETAINEES WHO HAD SUBSEQUENTLY BEEN RELEASED. HE STATED THAT 2,500 OF THE DETAINEES WOULD BE RE-SETTLED ON THE ISLAND OF BURU, EAST INDONESIA.

    ON THE EVE OF THE COUNTRY'S TWENTY-FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE, PRESIDENT SUHARTO WAS ABLE TO ANNOUNCED OFFICIALLY THAT THE TERRITORY OF WEST IRIAN, FORMERLY DUTCH WEST NEW GUINEA,IS NOW PART OF INDONESIA.

    IN AN ACT OF FREE CHOICE, COMPLETED ON AUGUST 2, 1,025 REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 800,000 PEOPLE IN THE TERRITORY VOTED UNANIMOUSLY FOR INDONESIAN RULE RATHER THAN INDEPENDENCE.

    PRESIDENT SUHARTO WELCOMED THE STRENGTHENING OF INDONESIA, AND SAID THAT IT WAS THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF THE ADMINISTRATION TO DEVELOP WEST IRIAN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADYPY5O2D9CTHRK3HK7OOXWG3R
    Media URN:
    VLVADYPY5O2D9CTHRK3HK7OOXWG3R
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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