• Short Summary

    SINGAPORE PRIME MINISTER LEE KUAN YEW IS CURRENTLY VISITING WASHINGTON D.C. HE ARRIVED AND YESTERDAY?

  • Description

    1.
    GV DRUMMERS AND TRUMPETERS ON STEPS OF WHITE HOUSE - (SOUND FANFARE)
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    2.
    LEE KUAN YEW WITH L.B.J. WALK TO DAIS, THE TWO WIVES FOLLOW
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    3.
    GV GUARD OF HONOUR
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    4.
    CU LEE KUAN YEW ON DAIS S.O.F. STARTS........ "THAT AMERICANS ARE POWERFUL.............???
    ???


    MR. AND MRS. LEE GREETED BY MR. AND MRS. JOHNSON. MR. LEE SPEAKING -- SOUND THROUGHOUT.



    LEE: "THAT AMERICANS ARE POWERFUL, ALL THE WORLD IS TOO PAINFULLY AWARE OF. THAT THEY ARE BRAVE -- OR PERHAPS A BETTER WORD -- COURAGEOUS, MORALLY, NO ONE DOUBTS. BUT THEY DO SEE IT IN THEIR INTERESTS THAT THIS COURAGE AND THIS POWER SHOULD BE CONTROLLED. FOR IN A WORLD OF BEARS AND DRAGONS THAT IS THE BEST WAY TO ENSURE THAT A PEACEFUL FUTURE IS NOT UNDULY THREATENED. DO ENOUGH AMERICANS BELIEVE THAT THEIR PROGENY WILL INHERIT THIS BRAVE NEW WORLD THAT THEY HAVE BUILT, UNLESS THEY MAKE THE EFFORT NOW? THAT, MR. PRESIDENT, IS WHAT I HAVE COME TO FIND OUT. I HOPE I WILL LEAVE REASSURED OF THE FUTURE OF MANKIND OF THEIR PROGRESS TO A BETTER LIFE, IN A BETTER WORLD. WE IN SINGAPORE, LIKE OTHERS, WANT TO BUILD THIS BRAVE NEW WORLD OF MODERN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY -- AND THE GREAT LIFE THEY CAN PROVIDE WHEN THESE DISCIPLINES ARE APPLIED. I HOPE WE WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED IN FINDING AMERICAN GENEROSITY AND CHARITY EQUAL TO THE CHALLENGE OF A MORE JUST AND EQUAL WORLD. THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT."




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    Background: SINGAPORE PRIME MINISTER LEE KUAN YEW IS CURRENTLY VISITING WASHINGTON D.C. HE ARRIVED AND YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) AND WAS GREETED ON THE WHITE HOUSE LAWN BY PRESIDENT JOHNSON.

    THE SINGAPORE PRIME MINISTER, WHO IS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE, IS SPENDING TWO DAYS IN WASHINGTON BEFORE VISITING NEW YORK AND OTHER AMERICAN CITIES DURING HIS TEN DAY OFFICIAL VISIT. IT'S MR. LEE'S FIRST VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES, AND THE LAST STAGE OF A WORLD TOUR WHICH HAS TAKEN HIM TO MALTA, BRITAIN, IRELAND, AND SWITZERLAND.

    AFTER PRESIDENT JOHNSON HAD CORDIALLY WELCOMED HIS ASIAN GUEST, MR. LEE REPLIED.

    HERE IS AN EXTRACT FROM HIS SPEECH:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA40XZBK7IQ9FPVSXHD8KC0HKUH
    Media URN:
    VLVA40XZBK7IQ9FPVSXHD8KC0HKUH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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