• Short Summary

    THE KUALA LUMPUR RIOTS HAVE CAUSED UNEASY STIRRINGS IN SINGAPORE. SOME OBSERVERS FEAR THE UNREST?

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    1.
    LV CAUSEWAY - FLOW OF TRAFFIC
    0.06

    2.
    LV VEHICLES ARRIVE AT SINGAPORE BORDER
    0.11

    3.
    MV CHECKING VEHICLES (9 SHOTS)
    0.40

    4.
    LV BORDER SCENES AGAIN
    0.48

    5.
    LV RIOT POLICE VAN ON PATROL
    0.57

    6.
    MLV ARAB STREET
    1.02

    7.
    MV PEOPLE IN AREA
    1.07

    8.
    CU TWO POLICEMEN
    1.08

    9.
    MV MALAY WOMEN SHOP AND POLICEMEN ON FOOT-PATROL (3 SHOTS)
    1.16

    10.
    MV PASSENGERS BOARD BUS
    1.21



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE KUALA LUMPUR RIOTS HAVE CAUSED UNEASY STIRRINGS IN SINGAPORE. SOME OBSERVERS FEAR THE UNREST COULD SPREAD DOWN THE PENINSULA TO SINGAPORE WHICH HAS ITS OWN RACIAL DIVISIONS -- IN THIS CASE CHINESE OUTNUMBERING MALAYS. ALTHOUGH SINGAPORE HAS REMAINED CALM, SECURITY CHECKS AT THE CAUSEWAY LINKING THE TWO COUNTRIES HAVE BEEN TIGHTENED TO PREVENT AGITATORS SLIPPING IN.

    IN 1963 SINGAPORE EXPLODED IN RACE RIOTING BETWEEN CHINESE AND THE MALAY MINORITY. THE VIOLENCE CONTINUED FOR TWO OR THREE WEEKS AND SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE KILLED.

    WHEN THE CURRENT UNREST BROKE OUT IN KUALA LUMPUR, MANY EYES IN SINGAPORE TURNED TO THE RACIALLY-MIXED BUSINESS AREA ARAB STREET, WHICH HAS BEEN A PARTICULAR RACIAL TROUBLESPOT. THERE WERE RUMOURS OF UNREST THERE ON WEDNESDAY, BUT ALL WAS NORMAL YESTERDAY, WITH NO SIGNS OF EXTRA SECURITY PRECAUTIONS.

    AT THE CAUSEWAY BORDER POST, IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS TOOK A CLOSER LOOK AT PASSPORTS AND IDENTITY CARDS AND CUSTOMS OFFICERS WERE MORE PARTICULAR THAN USUAL IN THEIR SEARCHING OF LUGGAGE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACQY3Q0ZTIKQVFKYNKG881DHR0
    Media URN:
    VLVACQY3Q0ZTIKQVFKYNKG881DHR0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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