• Short Summary

    In Singapore, June 3, crowds estimated at 30,000 assembled for a victory rally in front of the City Hall to hear speeches from leaders of the People's Action Party, winners of 43 out of the 51 seats in Singapore's recent elections.

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    LV City Council with banners and P.A.P.symbol.

    CU Symbol.

    SLV.. Procession arrives for the rally.

    SCU Ditto.

    CU Ditto.

    GV Crowds in square.

    SV P.A.P. leaders on platform.

    SV Crowd applaud.

    SV SOF...Premier Lee Kuan Yew speaks..commences by shouting slogans...ends....."efficiently on your behalf".......ends.
    Background: In Singapore, June 3, crowds estimated at 30,000 assembled for a victory rally in front of the City Hall to hear speeches from leaders of the People's Action Party, winners of 43 out of the 51 seats in Singapore's recent elections. The leading speaker - filmed at the meeting by VISNEWS - was Lee Yew, sworn in as Prime Minister, June 5.

    In his speech, Premier Lee referred to Singapore's new Constitution - promulgated earlier that day, giving full powers of internal self-government to the Island's inhabitants, retaining for Britain responsibility for deference and external affairs. He said it was not all they had wanted, and was but a step forward towards "merdeka" (freedom) and a merger with the Federation of Malaya. The new Constitution, he said, marked a significant break with the paste, even though the powers of the people - through their elected Government - were limited to internal affairs.

    Speeches from the platform - decorated by an array of political banners - were made in English, Malay, Tamil, and three Chinese languages.

    Premier Lee - 35-year-old lawyer of Chinese origin - is the world's youngest Premier. He was educated at Cambridge University, where he scored an outstanding success in the final law exams.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACCWU7SONLYPV55B2HSTIYHZOY
    Media URN:
    VLVACCWU7SONLYPV55B2HSTIYHZOY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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