• Short Summary

    THE PEOPLE'S CONSULTATIVE CONGRESS, THE HIGHEST POLICY-MAKING BODY IN INDONESIA, MET LAST WEEK, TO DISCUSS APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE LOWER HOUSE TO APPOINT ACTING PRESIDENT SUHARTO AS FULL PRESIDENT AND TO FIX A DATE A GENERAL ELECTIONS.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXT. THE CONEFO BUILDING.
    0.03

    2.
    SV PAN SUHARTO ARRIVES.
    0.20

    3.
    GV INT. CONGRESS HALL.
    0.25

    4.
    MV SUHARTO SEATED PAN TO MEMBERS.
    0.32

    5.
    CU NASUTION.
    0.35

    6.
    MV SUHARTO.
    0.38

    7.
    GV MEMBERS.
    0.43

    8.
    MV NASUTION SPEAKING.
    0.46

    9.
    GV LISTENERS.
    0.51

    10.
    SV PAN SUHARTO TAKES STAND.
    0.56

    11.
    GV MEMBERS.
    1.00

    12.
    MV SUHARTO SPEAKING.
    1.05

    13.
    MV AUDIENCE.
    1.08

    14.
    MV SUHARTO.
    1.16

    15.
    GV INT. CONGRESS HALL.
    1.20



    Initials GEM/VS/BOB/FR



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE PEOPLE'S CONSULTATIVE CONGRESS, THE HIGHEST POLICY-MAKING BODY IN INDONESIA, MET LAST WEEK, TO DISCUSS APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE LOWER HOUSE TO APPOINT ACTING PRESIDENT SUHARTO AS FULL PRESIDENT AND TO FIX A DATE A GENERAL ELECTIONS.

    THE CONGRESS MET AT THE CONEFO BUILDING IN DJAKARTA...IT WAS BUILT BY THE NOW-DEPOSED PRESIDENT SUKARNO TO HOUSE THE EMERGING FORCES ORGANISATION THAT WAS NEVER CREATED, THE BUILDING WAS UNDER HEAVY MILITARY GUARD AS THE ACTING PRESIDENT ARRIVED TO JOIN THE 828 DELEGATES MEETING UNDER THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CONGRESS, GENERAL NASUTION.

    ACTING PRESIDENT SUHARTO MADE A STRONG PLEA TO THE CONGRESS TO RENEW SPECIAL POWERS HE HOLDS... TO FACE THREATS WHICH HE LINKED WITH COMMUNIST SUBVERSION.

    HE SAID HE NEEDED EMERGENCY POWERS, AS HE PUT IT, TO OVERCOME DISTURBANCES THAT MIGHT UNEXPECTEDLY OCCUR BEFORE THE PLANNED GENERAL ELECTION. HE SAID HE HAD PROOF THAT UNDERGROUND CELLS OF THE BANNED INDONESIAN COMMUNIST PARTY WERE SPREADING SUBVERSION, AND ALLEGED THAT THEY WERE GETTING AID FROM OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABVPWCFYUL0LNQ5PR86YEGXO30
    Media URN:
    VLVABVPWCFYUL0LNQ5PR86YEGXO30
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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