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    THE INDIAN COMMUNITY OF KUALA LUMPUR CELEBRATED THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MALAYSIAN INDIAN CONGRESS PARTY ON SATURDAY.

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    THE PRESENTATION.




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    Background: THE INDIAN COMMUNITY OF KUALA LUMPUR CELEBRATED THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MALAYSIAN INDIAN CONGRESS PARTY ON SATURDAY. HIGHLIGHT OF THE CELEBRATIONS WAS THE PRESENTATION OF A "GOLDEN ROBE" TO TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN, THE PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA, BY THE PARTY PRESIDENT DATO SAMBANTHAN.

    THE PRIME MINSTER'S WIFE, PUAN SARIFAH RADZIAH, WAS ALSO HONOURED WITH A GOLDEN SHAWL, A GOLD TRAY AND A GASKET OF EBONY AND IVORY WITH THE MALAYSIAN NATIONAL FLOWER INLAID. THEY WERE SPECIALLY FLOWN IN FROM INDIA.

    AS THE PRIME MINISTER AND HS WIFE WALKED TOWARDS THE ROSTRUM THEY WERE GARLANDED WITH FLOWERS. TO THE BEAT OF DRUMS, YOUNG INDIAN BEAUTIES SHOWERED THE COUPLE WITH ROSE PETALS.

    SOON AFTER THE INVESTITURE CEREMONY, GIRLS FROM THE THREE MAIN COMMUNITIES OF MALAYSIA - CHINESE, INDIANS AND MALAYS - PERFORMED A RITUAL DANCE ASKING GOD TO BLESS THE COUPLE AND GIVE THEM LONG LIFE.

    THE MALAYSIAN INDIAN CONGRESS PARTY IS ONE OF THE THREE PARTIES IN MALAYSIA THAT RULE THE COUNTRY IN ALLIANCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3SDLURNZO2GTR9KRH80RMEBZ7
    Media URN:
    VLVA3SDLURNZO2GTR9KRH80RMEBZ7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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