• Short Summary

    THE PROPOSED CONFEDERATION OF THE BORNEO TERRITORIES, SINGAPORE AND MALAYA - TO BE CALLED MALAYSIA - IS CAUSING CONTROVERSY IN THE AREA.

  • Description

    1.
    LV BRUNEI LEGISLATIVE CHAMBER.
    0.06

    2.
    SV SIGNBOARD ON BUILDING.
    0.11

    3.
    SV DELEGATES ARRIVE, DELEGATES SEATED. (2 SHOTS)
    0.21

    4.
    SV CHIEF MINISTER ADDRESSES CROWD, PAN TO DELEGATES.
    0.27

    5.
    LV SPEAKER.
    0.30

    6.
    GV DELEGATES.
    0.35

    7.
    SV DYAK LEADER ADDRESSES MEETING.
    0.42

    8.
    SV CROWD OUTSIDE CHAMBER.
    0.46

    9.
    SV DELEGATE SPEAKING.
    0.54

    10.
    SLV PAN... PEOPLE OUTSIDE BUILDING.
    1.01



    Initials EHR/V/MGT/LW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE PROPOSED CONFEDERATION OF THE BORNEO TERRITORIES, SINGAPORE AND MALAYA - TO BE CALLED MALAYSIA - IS CAUSING CONTROVERSY IN THE AREA.THE SULTAN OF BORNEO CONVENED A COMMISSION ON MALAYSIA; AND HUNDREDS OF DELEGATES CROWDED THE OPENING SESSION IN THE BRUNEI LEGISLATIVE CHAMBERS, JAN 27.

    WHILE THERE IS WIDESPREAD SUPPORT FOR A CONFEDERATION, SOME PEOPLE - NOTABLY AMONG THE LARGE CHINESE POPULATION - ADVOCATE A FEDERATION OF THE BORNEO TERRITORIES FIRST.IN BORNEO, THE POWERFUL SULTAN FAVOURS MALAYSIA; BUT THREE OF THE POLITICAL PARTIES IN THE COLONY OPPOSE IT.

    BRUNEI'S CHIEF MINISTER, DAT SETIA MARSAL, IN OPENING THE CONFERENCE, POINTED OUT THAT NEXT MONTH A COMMISSION APPOINTED JOINTLY BY MALAYA AND BRITAIN WOULD VISIT BORNEO TO DISCOVER WHETHER OR NOT MALAYSIA WAS THE WISH OF THE PEOPLE.THE CURRENT SESSIONS, HE SAID, WOULD BE A VALUABLE GUIDE.

    IT WAS OBVIOUS FROM THE START THAT MANY BORNEO PEOPLE HAVE THEIR DOUBTS ABOUT MALAYSIA AT THIS STAGE."INDEPENDENCE BEFORE MALAYSIA" HAS BECOME A POPULAR SLOGAN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1YXDZ5K5A6SOMM12NT8KAG9ZM
    Media URN:
    VLVA1YXDZ5K5A6SOMM12NT8KAG9ZM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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