• Short Summary

    A SENIOR INDONESIAN ARMY OFFICER, BRIGADIER-GENERAL SUPARDJO, WAS ON WEDNESDAY (JANUARY 25) BEING QUESTIONED AT DJAKARTA MILITARY PRISON ABOUT HIS ALLEGED PARTICIPATION IN THE ATTEMPTED COUP OF 1965.

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    A SENIOR INDONESIAN ARMY OFFICER, BRIGADIER-GENERAL SUPARDJO, WAS ON WEDNESDAY (JANUARY 25) BEING QUESTIONED AT DJAKARTA MILITARY PRISON ABOUT HIS ALLEGED PARTICIPATION IN THE ATTEMPTED COUP OF 1965.

    GENERAL SUPARDJO, WHO OCCUPIED A SENIOR MILITARY POST DURING THE CONFRONTATION BETWEEN INDONESIA AND MALAYSIA, IS ALLEGED TO HAVE LEFT HIS POST TO TAKE PART IN THE COUP ATTEMPT IN DJAKARTA. HIS ARREST JUST OVER TWO WEEKS AGO FOLLOWED AN EXTENSIVE SEARCH FOR HIM EXTENDING TO CENTRAL AND EAST JAVA.

    IT IS REPORTED FROM DJAKARTA THAT GENERAL SUPARDJO IS LIKELY TO BE BROUGHT TO TRIAL BEFORE THE SUPREME POLICY-MAKING PEOPLE'S CONSULTATIVE CONGRESS MEETS TO EXAMINE THE POSITION OF PRESIDENT SUKARNO.

    DURING THE PAST WEEK DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE PRESIDENT HAVE INCREASED, AND ARMY LEADERS HAVE APPEALED TO HIM TO STEP DOWN - OR FACE CIVIL WAR. PRESIDENT SUKARNO HAS BEEN UNDER CONSIDERABLE PRESSURE TO RESIGN SINCE HIS REFUSAL TO EXPLAIN PAST POLICIES WHICH LED TO THE 1965 COUP.

    ANSWERING A FURTHER DEMAND YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), PRESIDENT SUKARNO SAID HE WOULD RESIGN ONLY IF GENERAL ELECTIONS TO BE HELD NEXT YEAR SHOWED THAT THE PEOPLE NO LONGER WANTED HIM. POLITICAL OBSERVERS BELIEVE THE PRESIDENT COUNTS ON WIDE POPULAR SUPPORT IN THE EAST AND CENTRAL JAVANESE PROVINCES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE46C2MXEC84AH7B5C9UPI8HII
    Media URN:
    VLVAE46C2MXEC84AH7B5C9UPI8HII
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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