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TIMOR TODAY 02 February 2000

TIMOR TODAY 02 February 2000

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PHOTOS:

a) Former Indonesian military chief General Wiranto arrives at his office to attend the annual Security and Political meeting in Jakarta on Tuesday. Indonesia's once-powerful military came under immense pressure on Tuesday after a government-backed investigation incriminated Wiranto and other top generals over atrocities in East Timor. (Beawiharta/Reuters)

NEWS

1) Ramos- Horta: Indon General's resignation not enough 02/02/00 (Associated Press) SINGAPORE - Gen. Wiranto, Indonesia's former military commander, should still go on trial after being asked to resign over his role in last year's violence in East Timor, a top East Timorese official said Tuesday.

2) Indonesia's Wiranto speaking now at press conference 02/02/00 (Dow Jones Newswires) JAKARTA -- Indonesian Security Minister Gen. Wiranto criticized Tuesday a government report that blamed him and other top officers for last year's campaign of violence in East Timor and pointedly declined to comment on calls from President Abdurrahman Wahid for him to resign.

3) UN Scorn at Jakarta Justice for Timor 02/02/00 (Sydney Morning Herald) The head of the United Nations' human rights probe into East Timor has called for a South African-style truth and reconciliation commission to investigate claims of Indonesian-backed atrocities in the territory.

4) Indonesia's Wiranto Expected To Stand Down Eventually 02/02/00 (Dow Jones Newswires) JAKARTA -- Indonesia's embattled Gen. Wiranto dug his heels in Tuesday amid calls from the country's president for him to resign. But many analysts reckon that it's only a matter of time before the former armed forces chief will leave his powerful Cabinet post.

5) Amien Rais: Wiranto sacking a sign of democracy, military must be curbed 02/01/2000 (Reuters) TOKYO - A decision by Indonesia's president to dismiss former military chief General Wiranto was a sign of strengthening democracy and underlined the need to curb the army, Amien Rais, head of Indonesia's legislature, said on Tuesday.

6) Indon generals reject findings, considering lawsuit 02/02/00 (AFX-ASIA) JAKARTA - Lawyers for six Indonesian generals implicated in the violence following the East Timor independence vote said they reject the human rights commission's findings and may file a defamation suit on behalf of their clients.

ANALYSIS

7) Indon President’s Miplaced Confidence 02/02/00 (Stratfor Special Report) Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid is on a foreign tour, while at home in Jakarta there is continued talk of coups and plots to overthrow his government.

8) The Prabowo- Jordanian Connection 02/02/00 (Stratfor Special Report) The planned deployment of a brigade of Jordanian troops to East Timor, as part of the international peacekeeping force, is raising alarms in the former Indonesian-occupied territory. Jordan has had longstanding ties with a top, hard-line military official of the old Suharto regime.

PRESS RELEASES

9) New Zealand comments on Indoesia’s human rights report. 02/02/00 (New Zealand Government) Foreign Minister Phil Goff today welcomed the report of Komnas Ham, the Human Rights Commission in Indonesia into human rights abuses in East Timor.

REPORTS

10) UN: Report of International Commission of Inquiry into human rights violations 01/02/00 (UN) The thrust of the report and the conclusions of the International Commission of Inquiry are consistent with those of the Special Rapporteurs and with information available through the reports of the United Nations Mission in East Timor (UNAMET) and the United Nations Transitional Authority in East Timor (UNTAET) and other independent observers. 11) IOM: Timor Activity Update 02/02/00 (International Organization for Migration) There is a continuing need to return up to 110,000 displaced persons in West Timor to their communities of origin in East Timor

12) UNTAET Humanitarian Pillar Situation Report 30 to 31 Jan 2000 02/02/00 (UNTAET) Assistant DSRSG reported progress in negotiations with Merpati Airlines with two flights a week resuming between Dili and Denpasar; the reconnection of the fixed line telephone system in East Timor; the UNDPs strategy for clearing roads to facilitate coffee exports from Ermera District; and the successful opening of the border control, customs and immigration service over the weekend.

13) UNTAET: Briefing 31 Jan 2000 02/02/00 (UNTAET) Today the first payments of UNTAET's stipend for people working in the public sector were paid in Dili. Two thirds of some 100 people working in judiciary, border control service, airport and port services, market, sanitation and other sectors received their payment.

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