• Short Summary

    MALAYSIAN SECURITY FORCES ARE IN PURSUIT OF A COMBINED INDONESIAN AND CHINESE COMMUNIST TERRORIST GANG WHICH MASSACRED SEVEN CIVILIANS AND TWO POLICEMEN IN THE SERIAN-KUCHING AREA, SOUTH OF MALAYSIAN SARAWAK LAST MONTH.

  • Description

    MALAYSIAN SECURITY FORCES ARE IN PURSUIT OF A COMBINED INDONESIAN AND CHINESE COMMUNIST TERRORIST GANG WHICH MASSACRED SEVEN CIVILIANS AND TWO POLICEMEN IN THE SERIAN-KUCHING AREA, SOUTH OF MALAYSIAN SARAWAK LAST MONTH.A LARGE PART OF THE AREA IS SEALED OFF AND A 24-HOUR CURFEW HAS BEEN IMPOSED.THE GANG IS BELIEVED TO BE LYING LOW IN DEEP JUNGLE AFTER HAVING SPLIT INTO TWO GROUPS.THE HUNT IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL DAYS.

    THE POLICE STATION WHICH WAS ATTACKED BY THE GANG IN JUNE IS NOW OCCUPIED BY SECURITY FORCES.THE AREA IS CONSTANTLY BEING PATROLLED BY ARMOURED CARS MANNED BY BRITISH TROOPS.ALL JUNGLE TRACKS ARE UNDER CLOSE SURVEILLANCE.

    CLASSES ARE BEING CONDUCTED AS USUAL AT AN ENGLISH SCHOOL NEARBY DESPITE PART OF THE SCHOOL HAVING BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO A MILITARY BARRACKS FOR BRITISH TROOPS WHO HAVE JOINED IN THE HUNT FOR THE GANG.

    POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A NUMBER OF CHINESE YOUTHS WHO HAVE FAILED TO REGISTER THEMSELVES AT THE RECENT RESETTLEMENT ???, WHICH MOVED MORE THAN FIVE THOUSAND CHINESE FAMILIES FROM THE SERIAN ROAD AREA AS A SECURITY MEASURE.CHINESE FAMILIES WHO HAVE NOT BEEN RESETTLED ARE BEING QUESTIONED ON THE WHEREABOUTS OF THE YOUTHS.

    MEANWHILE, IN THE OIL-RICH BRITISH PROTECTORATE OF BRUNEI, SITUATED NORTHWEST OF MALAYSIAN SARAWAK, SCORES OF DETAINED REBELS INVOLVED IN THE DECEMBER 1962 REBELLION ARE CHANGING THE FACE OF LIMBANG.LIMBANG WAS THE SCENE OF BLOODY FIGHTING DURING THE REVOLT WHICH WAS LED BY A.M.AZAHARI, WHO HAS SINCE PLED TO INDONESIA FOR REFUGE.

    THE REBELS SEEN HERE ARE BEING DETAINED FOR A PERIOD OF THREE TO FOUR YEARS.THE AREA THEY ARE WORKING IN HAS NO FENCES AND PRISON WARDENS TO WATCH THEM.THIS AREA HAS BEEN GIVEN TO THEM FOR DEVELOPMENT -- TO BUILD THEIR HOMES.BUT FIRST, A LARGE SECTION OF VIRGIN JUNGLE HAS TO BE CLEARED.AFTER A HARD DAY'S WORK, THEY REJOIN THEIR FAMILIES WHO ARE OCCUPYING MAKESHIFT HUTS NEARBY THE WORKSITE.

    LIMBANG HAS A POPULATION OF 15,000 OF WHICH 5,000 ARE MALAYS, 3,000 IBANS AND 2,000 CHINESE.THE REMAINDER IS MADE UP OF KEDAYANS, KAYANS, KELABITS AND BISAYAS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADZ1VS658VAXC7JSA34HC1Z1YX
    Media URN:
    VLVADZ1VS658VAXC7JSA34HC1Z1YX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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