• Short Summary

    In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysians celebrated the 21st anniversary of their independence from Britain with a mammoth parade through the streets to symbolise for a national culture to unity the people.

  • Description

    1.
    GV & SV AGONG ON THE REVIEW PLATFORM (2 SHOTS)
    5 ft

    2.
    SV FLAG RAISING (3 SHOTS)
    11 ft

    3.
    SV AGONG INSPECTS HONOUR GUARDS
    16 ft

    4.
    SV JETS AND HELICOPTER FLYING OVER (2 SHOTS)
    21 ft

    5.
    SV MILITARY BAND LEADING PARADE (2 SHOTS)
    28 ft

    6.
    SV SCHOOL GIRLS PASSING THROUGH WITH DRUMS
    34 ft

    7.
    SV MALAY GIRLS IN TRADITIONAL COSTUMES (2 SHOTS)
    39 ft

    8.
    SV INDIANS ON PARADE
    42 ft

    9.
    GV CHINESE AND TRIBALS DANCING THROUGH
    51 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysians celebrated the 21st anniversary of their independence from Britain with a mammoth parade through the streets to symbolise for a national culture to unity the people.

    The celebration on Thursday (31 August), led by the Yang Dipertuan Agong (elected King) in his field marshal's uniform, began with a mass parade by school children to the beat of Malay drums.

    The theme of the anniversary celebrations "culture, cornerstone of unity" was set by Prime Minister Datuk Hussein Onn, who said that malaysia, after 21 years of independence, should have a national culture containing elements of all the cultures of its various peoples.

    The Prime Minister also remind the country's 12.5 million people that they were governed by a federal constitution which was a solemn agreement between representatives of their races, resulting from compromises between them.

    In a 90-minutes long procession, women contingents drawn from majority Malay and minority Chinese, Indian and tribal races marched past the King carrying flowers and various ethnic groups in traditional costumes performed folk dances.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD8PLIREIJV9D4M1TWVVAAY5DO
    Media URN:
    VLVAD8PLIREIJV9D4M1TWVVAAY5DO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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