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    The Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew arrived in the small kingdom of?

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    SV & TILT DOWN Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew leaving aircraft and is greeted
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    GV Brunei International Airport
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    Mr. Lee Kuan Yew and officials get in car
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    GV EXT Sultan hassanal Bolkiah's residence
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    SV INTERIOR SULTAN greeting Mr. Lee Kuan Yew and British High Commissioner (2 shots)
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    GV Sultan
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    CU & ZOOM OUT Mr. Lee Kuan Yew and Sultan talk
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    SV Sultan's father, Sir Omar Ali Saifuddin seated
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    GV Guns being fired at training facility
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    CU & ZOOM OUT TO SV Mr. Lee Kuan Yew and aides watch exercises
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    GV AND ZOOM OUT Troops in training exercise
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    TELERECORDING

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    Background: The Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew arrived in the small kingdom of Brunei on Thursday (29 March) for a two day unofficial visit. Mr. Lee led a high-level government delegation which included the Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Dr. Goh Keng Sen, and the Senior Ministers of State at the Departments of Defence and Foreign Affairs.

    SYNOPSIS: Prime Minister Lee and his delegation were met at the capital's airport by the British High Commissioner and other Brunei officials. Brunei is a British Protectorate and its external affairs are still handled by Britain.

    Brunei's Head of State, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, received the Singapore Premier for a half hour audience. No details were given of the talks between the two leaders, but it is thought that Prime Minister Lee may have been seeking additional jungle training facilities in Brunei for his country's forces.

    There was also some speculation that Singapore may be sounding out the possibility of Brunei joining the Association of South East Asian Nations. The prospect of Brunei joining the Malaysian Federation in 1962 led to a revolt in the country which was in turn suppressed by the Sultan's father, Sir Omar Ali Saifuddin.

    On the second day of his visit, Premier Lee visited the district of Temburong, where Singapore troops have been undergoing training in jungle warfare since September 1977.

    Prime Minister Lee was watching defence manoeuvres. Singapore has virtually no jungle of its own suitable for such exercises.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5KCGNBNJ6WZP8JDR604WZ58WK
    Media URN:
    VLVA5KCGNBNJ6WZP8JDR604WZ58WK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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