• Short Summary

    THE PARAMOUNT RULER OF MALAYA SYED PUTRA WHO IS ON A STATE VISIT TO THE OIL-RICH BRITISH PROTECTED SULTANATE OF BRUNEI, ON NORTH COAST OF BORNEO, SPENT A PLEASANT EVENING WATCHING A BOAT RACE IN THE COMPANY OF THE SULTAN OF BRUNEI SIR OMAR ALI SAIFUDDIN.

  • Description

    THE PARAMOUNT RULER OF MALAYA SYED PUTRA WHO IS ON A STATE VISIT TO THE OIL-RICH BRITISH PROTECTED SULTANATE OF BRUNEI, ON NORTH COAST OF BORNEO, SPENT A PLEASANT EVENING WATCHING A BOAT RACE IN THE COMPANY OF THE SULTAN OF BRUNEI SIR OMAR ALI SAIFUDDIN.

    FROM A DECORATED ROYAL BOAT THE MALAYAN RULER AND THE SULTAN OF BRUNEI WATCHED THE BOAT RACE. LATER THE SULTANS THEMSELVES EACH CAPTAINED A BOAT AND RACED. THE MALAYAN RULER'S BOAT WON BY A SHORT LENGTH.

    THE PEOPLE OF BRUNEI ARE GREAT WATER LOVERS, AS RIVERS FORM THE MAIN MEANS OF COMMUNICATIONS INLAND. AN ENTIRE VILLAGE OF PEOPLE LIVE ON A RIVER.

    THE VISIT OF MALAYAN RULER TO BRUNEI HAS SOME SIGNIFICANCE IN VIEW OF THE IDEA OF "GREATER MALAYSIA" SUGGESTED BY MALAYAN PREMIER TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN AS IT INCLUDES BRUNEI.

    HOWEVER, THE TUNKU, WHO ACCOMPANIED THE MALAYAN RULER ON THE STATE VISIT DID NOT JOIN THE BOAT RACE BECAUSE HE WAS BUSY TALKING TO BRUNEI OFFICIALS REGARDING SOME MALAYAN OFFICERS WHO WERE SECONDED TO BRUNEI SERVICE AND WHO HAVE THREATENED TO RESIGN AFTER ONE OF THEM WAS ASSAULTED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE18T42VPZV7REK9BFMU9O4FM4
    Media URN:
    VLVAE18T42VPZV7REK9BFMU9O4FM4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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