• Short Summary

    The annual merdeka (freedom) football tournament opened in Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, yesterday (Thursday).?

  • Description

    1.
    MS Policemen zoom out entrance to stadium
    0.04

    2.
    MLS Interior crowded stadium; Burmese team marching (two shots)
    0.12

    3.
    MS Tunku on grandstand
    0.16

    4.
    MCU Indian team marching
    0.24

    5.
    MS Dignitaries
    0.27

    6.
    MS Indonesian team
    0.35

    7.
    MCU South Korean team (two shots)
    0.44

    8.
    MCU Singapore team (two shots)
    0.54

    9.
    MS Thai team
    1.02

    10.
    MS Spectators
    1.05

    11.
    MS Western Australian team
    1.13

    12.
    LS Malaysian team
    1.18

    13.
    MS Tunku meets manager of Indonesian team
    1.26

    14.
    CU Tunku meets manager of Singapore team
    1.29

    15.
    MS Australian team members
    1.32

    16.
    MS Tunku meets manager of Australian team
    1.40



    Initials CAR/VS/MK/YA/RBI


    SPORT: FOOTBALL

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The annual merdeka (freedom) football tournament opened in Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, yesterday (Thursday). The Malaysian Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, who started the tournament 12 years ago to mark Malaya's Independence from the British, was present to see teams from eight countries march into the stadium. The participating countries are Burma, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Western Australia and the host country.

    Since its inception in 1957, the tournament has been held in the month of August. But this year due to the racial disturbances, necessitating the imposition of a curfew, it had to be postponed to October 30th.

    The Tunku, in a message of welcome to the teams, said it was unfortunate that Japan, South Vietnam, Hongkong and Taiwan could not take part in this year's tournament "because of other commitments".

    Concluding, the Tunku said that the holdings of this year's tournament was due to the "understanding and co-operation of all our Asian football friends."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEYSRQ9WR0LYQ00ZGM5MNOT2D0
    Media URN:
    VLVAEYSRQ9WR0LYQ00ZGM5MNOT2D0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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