• Short Summary

    One group of Indonesian people have taken advantage of President Suharto's absence from the country.?

  • Description

    1.
    PAN down radio tower in Central Djakarta to destitutes
    3 ft

    2.
    People living in shanties under tower
    6 ft

    3.
    Police clear away squatters in Merdeka Square
    11 ft

    4.
    Squatters leave
    20 ft

    5.
    Shanties belonging to destitutes near canal
    23 ft

    6.
    Ditto - by roadside
    26 ft

    7.
    Family cooking in shanty
    28 ft

    8.
    Kan rolling cigarettes for hawking
    31 ft

    9.
    Woman washing clothes
    34 ft

    10.
    Children outside shanty
    36 ft

    11.
    Destitute living under bridge in hammock
    41 ft

    12.
    GV shanties and sheep
    45 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: One group of Indonesian people have taken advantage of President Suharto's absence from the country. They are the beggars and other destitutes who have sneaked back into Djakarta while their leader is away on State visits to Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines.

    They have bee setting up shanties in the sprawling Merdeka Square opposite the presidential palace - capitalising on the reduced number of presidential guards.

    However, police moved in and ordered the vagrants away from the area. But have not acted against scores of others who slipped back into the sewers of the palace and adjacent government buildings. Among them are whole families who were driven out of their dank, underground homes several months ago.

    Recently there has been an increasing number of destitutes coming into Djakarta from outlying areas. Many set up shanties by the roadside or in the city's large network of drains, making use of cardboard and plastic sheeting.

    With the Chinese New year next week, even more of them are expected to head from the countryside into Djakarta to get rice and money. Meanwhile, the Indonesian government has introduced legislation for training the destitutes in a bid to resettle them in gainful employment.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACIES4VVBPV7E6MUD7DX7126IL
    Media URN:
    VLVACIES4VVBPV7E6MUD7DX7126IL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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