• Short Summary

    On the Malaysian-Thai border government forces from both countries have been involved in three major combined operations against Communist guerrillas.

  • Description

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    GV Motorcade arrives
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    2.
    SV Malaysian Home Minister Ghazali Shafie shaking hands with delegates
    0.10

    3.
    GV Group posing for pictures (2 shots)
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    4.
    SV Delegates inside conference room (3 shots)
    0.27

    5.
    SV Ghazali and Thai Defence Minister General Lek Naeomalee seated
    0.37

    6.
    SV Ghazali speaking (3 shots)
    0.51

    7.
    SV Lek speaking (2 shots)
    1.09


    LEK: "It is our desire in the coming (indistinct) to eliminate the Communist terrorists and their related organisations along our common border."



    The Malaysian-Thai combined operations involved about 10,000 troops backed by heavy air support. At last week's meeting General Lek also said: "There is yet a lot for us to do in the future in our efforts to set up co-operation in various fields falling within the purview of this committee."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: On the Malaysian-Thai border government forces from both countries have been involved in three major combined operations against Communist guerrillas. Last week top-level representatives from the two countries met to plan fresh actions against the Communists in the jungle of southern Thailand.

    SYNOPSIS: The meeting took place in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, and was hosted by Home Minister Ghazali Shafie, seen here greeting delegates.

    This was the first time this year the two South-East Asian neighbouring states had come together to discuss their combined efforts against the guerrillas, who are reported to number about 3,000. A joint communique issued after the meeting said "the combined operations against the Communist terrorists are to be continued and intensified". The Thai delegation was led by Defence Minister General Lek Naeomalee.

    Mr. Ghazali told the meeting the military actions had kept the guerrillas "on the run" and the local people had rallied their support and were organised to protect themselves. General Lek also spoke at the meeting.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAOHP0PU6IJGLRUJ2CR41YYS7X
    Media URN:
    VLVAOHP0PU6IJGLRUJ2CR41YYS7X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/04/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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