• Short Summary

    SINGAPORE REMAINED CALM AFTER THE ANNOUNCEMENT YESTERDAY (MONDAY) THAT SHE WAS NO LONGER A PART OF THE MALAYSIAN FEDERATION.

  • Description

    SINGAPORE REMAINED CALM AFTER THE ANNOUNCEMENT YESTERDAY (MONDAY) THAT SHE WAS NO LONGER A PART OF THE MALAYSIAN FEDERATION. EXTRA POLICE HAD BEEN DEPLOYED AT A NUMBER OF AREAS, INCLUDING GEYLANG, SCENE OF THE CITY'S WORST RACIAL RIOTS IN YEARS.

    PEOPLE DID GATHER IN THE CITY TO DISCUSS THE MOVE, AND AT LUNCHTIME THOUSANDS OF OFFICE WORKERS AND SHOPKEEPERS WENT HOME IN CASE RACIAL TROUBLE FLARED.

    MALAYSIA WAS FORMED IN 1963. SINCE THEN, HOWEVER, THERE HAS BEEN CONSTANT FRICTION BETWEEN THE SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT AND THE GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA ARISING FROM ALLEGATIONS THAT MALAYSIA WAS SHOWING PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT TOWARDS INDIGENOUS MALAYS. EIGHTY PER CENT OF SINGAPORE'S POPULATION OF NEARLY TWO MILLION PEOPLE ARE CHINESE.

    YESTERDAY'S ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE SINGAPORE PRIME MINISTER, LE KUAN YEW, SAID HE BELIEVED THAT SINGAPORE'S WITHDRAWAL WAS THE ONLY WAY TO HALT THE DANGER OF SERIOUS TROUBLE WITHIN THE FEDERATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVALCWI7VNJKB24U5KYIYVZB1IA
    Media URN:
    VLVALCWI7VNJKB24U5KYIYVZB1IA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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