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    THE CHIEF MINISTER OF THE MALAYSIAN STATE OF SARAWAK, DATO STEPHEN KALONG NINGKHAM, WHO WAS DISMISSED BY THE GOVERNOR LAST JUNE RETURNED TO HIS POST ON FRIDAY.

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    NINGKHAN AT WORK AND VISIT TO GOVERNOR.




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    Background: THE CHIEF MINISTER OF THE MALAYSIAN STATE OF SARAWAK, DATO STEPHEN KALONG NINGKHAM, WHO WAS DISMISSED BY THE GOVERNOR LAST JUNE RETURNED TO HIS POST ON FRIDAY. HIS RETURN FOLLOWS A RULING BY THE HIGH COURT THAT HIS DISMISSAL WAS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

    DATO NINGKHAN AND HIS SUPREME COUNCIL RESUMED OFFICE IN THE STATE SECRETARIAT AFTER THE WITHDRAWAL OF HIS SUCCESSOR, PENGHULU TAWI SLI, WHO WAS APPOINTED BY THE RULING ALLIANCE PARTY.

    DATO NINGKHAM WAS DISMISSED BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE GROUNDS THAT HE DID NOT COMMAND THE CONFIDENCE OF THE MAJORITY OF FORTY-TWO MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL NEGRI, THE STATE PARLIAMENT.

    RESUMING OFFICE, DATO NINGKHAN AND CABINET COLLEAGUES CROSSED THE SARAWAK RIVER TO THE GOVERNOR'S RESIDENCE. THERE THE GOVERNOR SWORE IN ONE NEW MEMBER OF THE SUPREME COUNCIL, MR. CHARLES LINANG, WHO LEFT THE LEFT-WING SARAWAK UNITED NINGKHAN'S SARAWAK NATIONAL PARTY.

    THE REAPPOINTED CHIEF MINISTER HAS CALLED FOR GENERAL ELECTIONS TO BE HELD THROUGHOUT THE EAST MALAYSIAN STATE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4DK6JX58RAECBF17OUKPG7HUN
    Media URN:
    VLVA4DK6JX58RAECBF17OUKPG7HUN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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