• Short Summary

    THE FIVE-MEMBER COMMISSION TO FIND OUT PUBLIC OPINION IN BRITISH TERRITORIES OF SARAWAK AND NORTH BORNEO ON THE PROPOSED MALAYSIA FEDERATION TOOK EVIDENCE FROM THREE POLITICAL PARTIES IN SARAWAK, FEB 20.

  • Description

    1.
    MLV COURT HOUSE IN KUCHING, PEOPLE WAIT (2 SHOTS)
    5 1/2 ft

    2.
    MV S.U.P.P. DELEGATES ARRIVE
    8 1/2 ft

    3.
    MV PEOPLE, MOSTLY CHINESE SPECTATORS
    12 1/2 ft

    4.
    MV ANOTHER DELEGATE INTO ROOM
    16 1/2 ft

    5.
    MV CLOSED DOOR OF ROOM
    18 ft

    6.
    MV CHINESE WOMAN WAITS
    20 ft

    7.
    MV PANAS PARTY ARRIVES
    24 ft

    8.
    MV DELEGATION ENTERS ROOM
    30 ft



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    Background: THE FIVE-MEMBER COMMISSION TO FIND OUT PUBLIC OPINION IN BRITISH TERRITORIES OF SARAWAK AND NORTH BORNEO ON THE PROPOSED MALAYSIA FEDERATION TOOK EVIDENCE FROM THREE POLITICAL PARTIES IN SARAWAK, FEB 20.

    ONE OF THE PARTIES TO MEET THE COMMISSION WAS THE SARAWAK UNITED PEOPLES PARTY. THE DELEGATION WAS LED BY ITS CHAIRMAN MR ONG KEE HUI. THE PARTY OPPOSED THE MALAYSIA PLAN AND SUBMITTED 21,000 SIGNATURES TO THE COMMISSION OPPOSSING MALAYSIA. THE PARTY IS SUPPORTED PREDOMINANTLY BY CHINESE PEOPLE. THE CHINESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAS ALSO STATED THAT IT OPPOSED THE MALAYSIA PLAN THOUGH IT SUPPORTED IT IN PRINCIPLE.

    ANOTHER PARTY TO MEET THE COMMISSION WAS THE PANAS PARTY. THIS SUPPORTED THE MALAYSIA PLAN IN FULL. A THIRD PARTY TO SUBMIT ITS VIEWS WAS THE NEGARA PARTY HEADED BY CHAIRMAN DATU BANDAP. THE PARTY INSISTED ON SPECIAL PRIVILEGES FOR THE LOCAL PEOPLE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA49CWEJJ8X29JTPQIDZBDJFJUD
    Media URN:
    VLVA49CWEJJ8X29JTPQIDZBDJFJUD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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