• Short Summary

    IN THE MALAYSIAN STATE OF SARAWAK, AUTHORITIES HAVE INSTITUTED A RE-SETTLEMENT PROGRAMME FOR CHINESE INHABITANTS -- THE LARGEST SINGLE RACE IN THE AREA -- FOLLOWING REPORTS THAT SOME CHINESE THERE ARE CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH A CLANDESTINE COMMUNIST ORGANISATION.

  • Description

    1.
    LV STREET IN KUCHING-SERIAN DISTRICT
    0.03

    2.
    LV BULLDOZER CLEARS UNDERGROWTH
    0.09

    3.
    CU MAN WORKING
    0.13

    4.
    CU CONSTRUCTION OF WATCHTOWER, TILT UP POLICEMAN
    0.20

    5.
    CU POLICEMAN PAN CAMP
    0.28

    6.
    SV HOUSES IN CAMP
    0.31

    7.
    SV VILLAGERS COLLECT WATER, TILT DOWN TIN CONTAINERS
    0.39

    8.
    SV POLICE GUARD, PAN CHILDREN BATHING
    0.44

    9.
    SV WOMAN WASHING PAN MEN WASHING
    0.50

    10.
    SV..DITTO (3 SHOTS)
    0.57

    11.
    SV VILLAGERS WAIT AT GATE
    1.01

    12.
    SV GATE OPENS
    1.04

    13.
    SV VILLAGERS WALK ALONG FENCE (2 SHOTS)
    1.11

    14.
    LV VILLAGERS AT REGISTRATION CENTRE (2 SHOTS)
    1.17

    15.
    SV INT..VILLAGERS BEING REGISTERED
    1.18

    16.
    SV INSIDE CENTRE, (2 SHOTS)
    1.24

    17.
    LV VILLAGERS RETURN TO COMPOUND
    1.30



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IN THE MALAYSIAN STATE OF SARAWAK, AUTHORITIES HAVE INSTITUTED A RE-SETTLEMENT PROGRAMME FOR CHINESE INHABITANTS -- THE LARGEST SINGLE RACE IN THE AREA -- FOLLOWING REPORTS THAT SOME CHINESE THERE ARE CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH A CLANDESTINE COMMUNIST ORGANISATION. THE RE-SETTLEMENT PROGRAMME WAS STARTED AFTER AN ATTACK ON A POLICE OUTPOST LATE LAST MONTH IN WHICH TWO POLICEMEN AND SEVEN CIVILIANS WERE KILLED. THE RAID WAS REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN CARRIED OUT BY INDONESIAN INFILTRATORS ALLEGEDLY ASSISTED BY LOCAL CHINESE.

    FIVE VILLAGES HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED BY THE SARAWAK GOVERNMENT IN THE KUCHING-SERIAN AREA, AND ALREADY MORE THAN FIVE-THOUSAND CHINESE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO THEM. THE VILLAGES ARE SURROUNDED BY HIGH BARBED WIRE FENCES AND WATCHTOWERS HAVE BEEN STRATEGICALLY PLACED TO ALLOW GUARDS TO KEEP A CONSTANT WATCH ON VILLAGERS.

    DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS A FEW VILLAGERS ARE ALLOWED OUT OF THE BARBED WIRE COMPOUNDS TO TEND TO FARMS AND CROPS. ANYONE FOUND OUTSIDE THE COMPOUND AFTER DUSK, HOWEVER, IS LIABLE TO BE SHOT.

    THE SARAWAK GOVERNMENT HAS UNDERTAKEN A LARGE TASK IN PROVIDING FOOD, ACCOMMODATION AND MEDICAL FACILITIES FOR THE CHINESE LIVING IN THE COMPOUNDS. SO FAR THE PROGRAMME HAS PROCEEDED SMOOTHLY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADCBU21EW5HKW6O9Z53CNM4DDK
    Media URN:
    VLVADCBU21EW5HKW6O9Z53CNM4DDK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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