• Short Summary

    BRUNEI'S FIRST LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, WHOSE MEMBERS WERE ELECTED IN A DIRECT FREE ELECTIONS LAST MONTH, WAS INAUGURATED WHEN ITS MEMBERS TOOK THE OATH OF OFFICE THIS WEEK.

  • Description

    BRUNEI'S FIRST LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, WHOSE MEMBERS WERE ELECTED IN A DIRECT FREE ELECTIONS LAST MONTH, WAS INAUGURATED WHEN ITS MEMBERS TOOK THE OATH OF OFFICE THIS WEEK.THIS BRITISH PROTECTORATE STATE, RICH IN OIL AND SITUATED NORTHWEST OF MALAYSIAN SARAWAK, HELD ITS FIRST ELECTIONS IN 1962, BUT THE EXPERIMENT ENDED IN DISASTER.A REBELLION LED BY A.M.AZAHARI, BROKE OUT TO IMPOSE DEMANDS SEEKING COMPLETE INDEPENDENCE.BRUNEI, IS RULED BY A SULTAN, SIR OMAR ALI SAIFUDDIN.THE BRITISH HOLD KEY POSITIONS IN THE CIVIL SERVICE AND CONTROL DEFENCE AND FOREIGN POLICY.

    THE PRESENT LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY IN BRUNEI CONSISTS OF 11 NOMINATED MEMBERS, TEN ELECTED MEMBERS AND SIX EX OFFICIOS.AMONG THOSE WHO WERE SWORN IN WAS THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER TO BRUNEI, MR.HOLMES.

    BRUNEI IS SOON TO HAVE A MINISTERIAL SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT.A PROPOSAL FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF A COUNCIL OF MINISTERS TO REPLACE THE PRESENT EXECUTIVE COUNCIL WAS APPROVED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (SATURDAY).ACCORDING TO THE PROPOSAL, ELECTED MEMBERS WILL BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE NEW SYSTEM.THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS WILL BE MADE UP OF THE SIX EX OFFICIO MEMBERS AND FOUR OTHER MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAOYFR88IFAVY23F35A2LMU631
    Media URN:
    VLVAOYFR88IFAVY23F35A2LMU631
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment