• Short Summary

    PRODUCTION HAS BEEN RESUMED IN THE OILFIELDS IN AND AROUND SERIA, BRUNEI, FOLLOWING THE COLLAPSE OF THE REBEL REVOLT LAST WEEK.

  • Description

    PRODUCTION HAS BEEN RESUMED IN THE OILFIELDS IN AND AROUND SERIA, BRUNEI, FOLLOWING THE COLLAPSE OF THE REBEL REVOLT LAST WEEK. THE COMMANDER OF THE REBEL FORCES IN THE AREA, MONIN BIN AHMAN, IS REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN CAPTURED BY BRITISH FORCES.

    ABOUT ONE THOUSAND REBELS -- THE BULK OF THEIR STRENGTH -- ARE CONCENTRATED IN MOUNTAINOUS JUNGLE HIDEOUTS NEAR THE BORDER BETWEEN BRUNEI AND SARAWAK AS BRITISH FORCES INTENSIFY THEIR MOPPING UP OPERATIONS.

    THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE SHELL OIL FIELDS IN BRUNEI, MR. PATRICK LINTON, SAID IN SERIA ON SUNDAY THAT THE OILFIELDS HAD RESUMED OPERATIONS BUT THAT PRODUCTION WAS ONLY 60 PERCENT OF NORMAL. HE SAID THAT THE FULL CAPACITY OF 75,000 BARRELS A DAY WOULD NOT BE ATTAINED AGAIN, BECAUSE OF THE REBEL ACTIVITIES.

    SOME OF THE REBELS WHO CAPTURED SERIA POLICE STATION ON THE DAY OF THE UPRISING IN BRUNEI, HAVE BEEN CAPTURED. DURING THE REVOLT, THE REBELS IN SERIA HELD 44 PEOPLE AS PRISONERS UNTIL THE POLICE STATION WAS LIBERATED BY BRITISH FORCES.

    POLICE INSPECTOR ZAKARIA BIN IBRAHIM, WHO GAVE THE ORDER TO SURRENDER THE STATION TO THE REBELS, HAS BEEN COMMENDED FOR HIS QUICK ACTION WHICH RESULTED IN SAVING HEAVY LOSS OF LIFE.

    HOWEVER, SIX POLICEMEN WHO WERE ABDUCTED BY THE REBELS IN SERIA AND KUALA BELAIT BEFORE BRITISH FORCES RECAPTURED BOTH TOWNS ARE STILL REPORTED MISSING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEAJHA8ONW27BN4FZ97KHLD31J
    Media URN:
    VLVAEAJHA8ONW27BN4FZ97KHLD31J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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