• Short Summary

    THE LAO PEOPLE ALWAYS RESPECT THEIR DEAD--IRRESPECTIVE OF HIS OR HER POLITICAL LEANINGS. A TYPICAL?

  • Description

    1.
    LS FUNERAL PROCESSION --MONKS AND RELIGIOUS REPRESENTATIVES PULLING CORD OF LIFE (TWO SHOTS)
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    2.
    MS PORTRAIT OF KHAMMAO CARRIED IN PROCESSION
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    3.
    MS OFFICIAL CARRIES HIS MEDALS
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    4.
    MS PROCESSION
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    5.
    MLS ARMED TROOPS ESCORTING DIGNITARIES
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    6.
    MS CORTEGE
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    7.
    LS FUNERAL PYRE
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    8.
    MLS BUDDHIST MONKS SEATED IN PAVILION
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    9.
    LS CORTEGE ARRIVES AT CREMATION SITE
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    10.
    MS MUSICIANS
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    11.
    LS URN CONTAINING BODY CARRIED OUT OF CORTEGE
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    12.
    CU PRINCE PHOUMA
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    13.
    LS (PAN) CREMATION SITE TO PYRE
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    14.
    MS BOY SCOUTS CARRYING JOSS-STICKS
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    15.
    CU MUSICAL INSTRUMENT
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    16.
    MS OFFICIAL PLACES KHAMMAO MEDALS ON PYRE
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    17.
    LS DIGNITARIES TOWARDS PYRE
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    18.
    CU WREATH
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    19.
    LS PRINCE PHOUMA TOWARDS PYRE TO PAY LAST RESPECT
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE LAO PEOPLE ALWAYS RESPECT THEIR DEAD--IRRESPECTIVE OF HIS OR HER POLITICAL LEANINGS. A TYPICAL EXAMPLE WAS WITNESSED IN VIENTIANE ON MONDAY (AUGUST 9) DURING THE FUNERAL PROCESSION OF PHANYA KHAMMAO, WHO WAS THE FIRST COMMUNIST PATHET LAO PRIME MINISTER AND COUNSELLOR TO THE LAOTIAN KING. HE DIED IN VIENTIANE LAST WEEK. SEVERAL POLITICAL REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE NEUTRALIST AND RIGHTWING FACTIONS JOINED IN THE PROCESSION.

    MANY BUDDHIST MONKS AND RELIGIOUS REPRESENTATIVES ACCOMPANIED THE CORTEGE ON WHICH WAS AN URN CONTAINING THE BODY OF PHANYA KHAMMAO. THEY HELD BETWEEN THEM THE SIGNIFICANT CORD OF LIFE WHICH WAS ATTACHED TO THE CORTEGE. (THIS CORD MUST NOT BE BROKEN DURING THE PROCESSION AND MUST REMAIN ATTACHED TO THE CORTEGE UNTIL THE FUNERAL PYRE IS BURNT. THE PYRE IS NOT BURN IMMEDIATELY, BUT WHEN THE TIME IS CONSIDERED PROPITIOUS BY THE STARS ACCORDING TO THE BUDDHIST FAITH.)
    THE PATHET LAO IS A RECOGNISED MEMBER OF THE LAOTIAN COALITION GOVERNMENT WHICH INCLUDES NEUTRALIST AND RIGHTISTS AND WAS APPROVED BY THE GENEVA ACCORDS OF 1962. SO FAR, THE PATHET LAO HAS REFUSED TO PLAY ANY PART IN THE GOVERNMENT. THEIR FORCES ARE ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN AN OPEN WAR WITH FORCES OF THE OTHER TWO FACTIONS.

    THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS HELD LAST MONTH IN VIENTIANE WHICH IS NOW IN CONTROL OF THE NEUTRALISTS AND RIGHTWING FORCES, WAS AIMED AT FINDING OUT WHETHER THE PATHET LAO COULD RETAIN ITS MEMBERSHIP OF THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT. THE PATHET LAO BOYCOTTED THE ELECTION. IT WAS A LANDSLIDE VICTORY FOR THE RIGHTWING FACTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8S68AM4X3ZODX5ZTGUNT5IMA8
    Media URN:
    VLVA8S68AM4X3ZODX5ZTGUNT5IMA8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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