• Short Summary

    MALAYS GO TO THE POLLS TOMORROW (SATURDAY) FOR AN ELECTION WHICH HAS ALREADY BEEN TIPPED AS ONE WHICH WILL KEEP THE RULING ALLIANCE PARTY IN POWER.

  • Description

    MALAYS GO TO THE POLLS TOMORROW (SATURDAY) FOR AN ELECTION WHICH HAS ALREADY BEEN TIPPED AS ONE WHICH WILL KEEP THE RULING ALLIANCE PARTY IN POWER.

    THE KEENESS OF THE ELECTION FIGHT IS REFLECTED IN THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF POSTERS DISPLAYING DIFFERENT PARTY SYMBOLS. IN A COUNTRY WHERE ILLITERACY IS STILL HIGH IN RURAL AREAS, THE SYMBOL AND NOT THE NAME WILL ATTRACT THE VOTERS.

    NINE PARTIES WITH MORE THAN ONE-THOUSAND CANDIDATES ARE CONTESTING THE ELECTIONS. ONE FEAR IN MULTI-RACIAL MALAYSIA IS THAT ENTHUSIASTIC CAMPAIGNING COULD HEIGHTEN RACIAL TENSIONS ALREADY THE LEADERSHIP OF THE ALLIANCE PARTY HAS PLEADED FOR ISSUES WITH RACIAL OVERTONES TO BE TONED DOWN AND WHEN A MALAY ALLIANCE WORKER WAS MURDERED IN PENANG RECENTLY, THE AUTHORITIES WERE QUICK TO INSIST THERE WAS NOTHING RACIAL IN THE SLAYING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAQTEPKVWE59SRURJDOFUF4WL4
    Media URN:
    VLVAQTEPKVWE59SRURJDOFUF4WL4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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