• Short Summary

    THE ELECTION OF DISTRICT COUNCILLORS IN MIRI, SARAWAK, ON MAY 26, WAS A WAY OF FINDING OUT THE PEOPLE'S FEELINGS CONCERNING THE PROPOSED FORMATION OF MALAYSIA.

  • Description

    1.
    LS VOTERS ARRIVING IN BOAT
    5 ft

    2.
    LS RIVER FERRY BRINGING VOTERS
    6 1/2 ft

    3.
    MS VOTERS ARRIVE
    11 ft

    4.
    MLS LANDROVER BRINGS IN VOTERS
    14 ft

    5.
    MS MR. MAHARI BIN MOKTI
    16 1/2 ft

    6.
    LS VOTERS AT POLLING STATIONS
    21 ft

    7.
    MS -DO.-
    22 1/2 ft

    8.
    MS CASTING VOTES (3 SHOTS)
    31 1/2 ft

    9.
    MLS VOTERS IN POLLING STATION
    35 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/GAP/AMR



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE ELECTION OF DISTRICT COUNCILLORS IN MIRI, SARAWAK, ON MAY 26, WAS A WAY OF FINDING OUT THE PEOPLE'S FEELINGS CONCERNING THE PROPOSED FORMATION OF MALAYSIA.

    THE OUTCOME OF THE ELECTIONS WOULD DETERMINE WHETHER SARAWAK SHOULD JOIN IN THE FORMATION OR STAY OUT OF IT.

    HOWEVER, THE FIRST DAY OF THE POLLING SAW VOTERS ARRIVE AT THE POLLING STATIONS TO CAST THEIR VOTES AFTER TRAVELLING IN RIVER BOATS AND LANDROVERS. THEY RETURNED HOME IN SIMILAR TRANSPORTS.

    REPRESENTATIVES OF POLITICAL PARTIES FROM THE BRITISH PROTECTORATE OF BRUNEI AND MALAYA WERE PRESENT AT THE POLLING STATIONS. THEY WERE INVITED BY THE SARAWAK ALLIANCE.

    MR. MAHARI BIN MOKTI OF THE ALLIANCE PARTY CONTESTED FOR A SEAT. FORMERLY CHAIRMAN OF THE SARAWAK UNITED PEOPLE'S PARTY, HE RESIGNED FROM HIS POST TO JOIN THE NEW PARTY A WEEK AFTER THE BRUNEI REVOLT IN EARLY DECEMBER LAST YEAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEXR4HVY74DVJV9801WQ8NVDYG
    Media URN:
    VLVAEXR4HVY74DVJV9801WQ8NVDYG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1963
    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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