• Short Summary

    Thousands of Malaysians turned out in towns throughout the country on Monday (31 August) to celebrate the 13th anniversary of independence in a mood of general elation tinged with sadness.

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    GTV PAN Parade ground
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    GTV Band TILT TO troops carrying flags
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    SV King salutes on rostrum
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    GV & SV Police march past
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    GV & SV Riot squad march past
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    GV Women applaud
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    GTV Women police march by
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    SV Girl Guides march by
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    SV Tunku & Tun Razak on rostrum
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    GV & SV Multi-racial groups march by.
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    SV Chinese contingent marching past with banner (2 shots)
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    SV Tunku & Razak
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    GV & SV Armoured vehicles past (4 shots)
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    GV Guard of honour marches up and salutes (3 shots)
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    SV PAN Royal motor-cade goes by
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Thousands of Malaysians turned out in towns throughout the country on Monday (31 August) to celebrate the 13th anniversary of independence in a mood of general elation tinged with sadness.

    The elation followed the announcement of a lifting of the ban on politics imposed during the bloody race riots in May last year by Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman. The Tunku also announced that the suspended parliament would be reconvened next February.

    There was sadness at the 67-year-old Tunku's other announcement, that he would step down from office on September 21 and hand over to his deputy, Tun Abdul Razak, aged 48.

    In the main celebration, held in Kuala Lumpur, 7,000 troops, representatives of civilian organisations and schoolchildren marched through the town's main square. The march-past was followed by a loyalty pledge by 8,000 people massed on the square before the Yang Di-pertuan Agong (King). The rally and pledging ceremony, similar to dozens held elsewhere throughout the country, stressed goodwill, unity and multi-racialism in attempts to live down the memories of last year when savage fighting took place between the Malaysian and Chinese populations.

    Monday's rallies brought out the biggest crowds seen on Kuala Lumpur's streets since last year's Malay-Chinese clashes.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA31B3AJE5QDD7Q1VRQHO9M9YRS
    Media URN:
    VLVA31B3AJE5QDD7Q1VRQHO9M9YRS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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