• Short Summary

    Malaysia's Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman -- on a state visit to the United States -- Wednesday (23 July) arranged with President Johnson for the purchase from the United States of jet trainers, helicopters and landing craft for use in his country's jungle war against invading Indonesian guerrillas.

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    MLS White House
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    2.
    MS Honour guard
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    3.
    MS Prime Minister arrives
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    4.
    Greeted by Pres and Mrs. Johnson
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    Honour guard
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    MLS Prime Minister and Pres Johnson past honour guard
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    MS Honour guard
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    8.
    Reviewing Honour guard
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    9.
    MLS White House
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    10.
    SOF: "Mr. Prime Minister..." SOF ENDS WITH APPLAUSE.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Malaysia's Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman -- on a state visit to the United States -- Wednesday (23 July) arranged with President Johnson for the purchase from the United States of jet trainers, helicopters and landing craft for use in his country's jungle war against invading Indonesian guerrillas.

    Rahman was received with full honours by Pres. Johnson on the South Lawn of the White House. Mr. Johnson saluted Rahman's successful fight against Communism during his country's formative years. In reply the Malaysian Prime Minister said that to small nations "America forever stands out as a pillar of hope, a guarantor of our rights as free nations."
    The Prime Minister expressed confidence that the two days of talks with Mr. Johnson would further the cause of freedom.

    At a news conference after his first meeting, he said that in addition to selling Malaysia military equipment, the President told him the U.S. would train some members of the Malaysian armed forces, presumably those who would operate the aircraft and landing craft.

    Rahman, 61, was the first premier of Malaya when it won independence from Britain in 1957. He became Malaysia's first Prime Minister when the Federation of Malaya, Singapore and British North Borneo (Sarawak and Sabah) was formed last September. Indonesian President Sukarno, who has received substantial arms shipments from Russia, has repeatedly threatened to crush the new nation.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8YS59XUQGMH3VK1X9AWVCYNZ1
    Media URN:
    VLVA8YS59XUQGMH3VK1X9AWVCYNZ1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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