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TIMOR TODAY 31/01/2000

TIMOR TODAY 31/01/2000

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a) East Timorese men and boys scramble for food to eat from garbage discarded by the U.N's International Force for East Timor at the municipal dump on the outskirts of Dili Friday January 28, 2000. According to World Food Program official statistics released Friday malnutrition is not a major issue in the territory, but the search for food continues to be a major problem for many East Timorese. (AP Photo/Jonathan Perugia)


1) Timorese seethe at UN as their cities remain a wasteland 31/01/00 (The Independent) DILI - The truth is that it had been brewing for weeks, but the trouble really began at the former school building in the ruined city of Dili.

2) Exposed: Indonesia's Scorched Earth Plan 31/01/00 (Sydney Morning Herald) Indonesian security forces drew up extensive plans weeks before the United Nations ballot to move 200,000 people from East Timor using thousands of trucks and escort vehicles and marking out road, air and sea routes, Indonesian documents show.

3) Wiranto cited for bloodbath as power struggle enters dangerous phase 31/01/00 (Sydney Morning Herald) A power struggle between Indonesia's civilian government and armed forces is set to enter a dangerous phase today with the release of a report in Jakarta implicating several top generals, including the former armed forces chief, General Wiranto, in a wave of killings and destruction in East Timor.

4) UN mission increases security following violent incidents. 31/01/00 (UN Newservice) UN mission in East Timor increases security following violent incidents.

5) Premature to say Timor independent in 2001 says UN 31/01/00 DILI, East Timor - The United Nations says it is too early to say whether East Timor will be ready for formal independence in a year from now, when its mandate in the territory will be reviewed.

6) Indon military to probe militia attacks 31/01/00 (AAP) BATUGADE - The Indonesian military has pledged to help investigate armed incursions by pro-Jakarta militia into the East Timor enclave of Oecussi, Interfet commander Major General Peter Cosgove said today.

7) Portugal, UN disagree about who pays for troop transport 31/01/00 (RDP Antena) Presenter Portugal and the UN are at loggerheads over who is to pay for sending Portuguese troops to Timor. Portugal believes the UN should pay, the UN thinks Portugal should pay. With all this the arrival of the troops has been delayed. Eduardo Fidalgo reports:

8) World newspaper group to rebuild East Timor press 31/01/00 (Reuters) PARIS - The World Association of Newspapers (WAN) said on Thursday it was launching a mission with the U.N. cultural agency UNESCO to rebuild the newspaper industry in East Timor.


9) UNICEF works to get children back to school in East Timor. 31/01/00 (UN Newservice) Returning children to school has been the primary focus of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in East Timor.

10) Establishment Of A Legal Tender for East Timor 31/01/00 (UNTAET) Regulation No. 2000/2 of 14 January 2000 on the Use of Currencies in East Timor

11) Establishment of Official Gazette 31/01/00 (UNTAET) An Official Gazette for East Timor is established. The name of the Official Gazette shall be "The Official Gazette of East Timor" (hereinafter: Official Gazette)

12) Establishment of a Central Payments Office of East Timor 31/01/00 (UNTAET) For the purpose of providing for efficient payments and sound banking systems by establishing the Central Payments Office of East Timor, Promulgates the following

13) Establishment of a Public Service Commission 31/01/00 (UNTAET) Establishment of a system of public services administration in East Timor, Promulgates the following...

14) Licensing of Currency Exchange Bureaux 31/01/00 (UNTAET) For the purpose of regulating currency exchange transactions, Promulgates the following...


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