World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


TIMOR TODAY 18 February 2000

TIMOR TODAY 18 February 2000

For full text see… http://www.easttimor.com/”

PHOTOS:

a) United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, right, with Indonesian Foreign Minister Alwi Shihab before heading to East Timor yesterday. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

NEWS

1) In Liquica, emotional Annan promises justice 18/02/00 (Sydney Morning Herald) LIQUICA - With tears in his eyes, the UN Secretary-General, Mr Kofi Annan, embraced wailing women yesterday and promised justice as he inspected the site of one of the worst recent atrocities inflicted on East Timor.

2) World Bank Funds 'Diverted to Finance Militias' 18/02/00 (South China Morning Post) Jakarta - The Indonesian Government diverted millions of dollars in World Bank aid money to finance the establishment of the militia groups that laid waste to East Timor last year, Australian television claims.

3) World Bank rejects Indon funds misuse claim 18/02/00 (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) The World Bank says there is no evidence its funds were misused by Indonesia as it fought to retain control of East Timor.

4) Militia supergrass told all to Australia four months before ballot 18/02/00 (ABC) Request: people with any further details of such intelligence on Timor gathered early by western intelligence agencies should forward details, marked 'Attn: Peter', to 4corners@your.abc.net.au or Four Corners, GPO Box 9994, Sydney 2001, Australia.

5) Indon Atty Gen: Timor rights charges to be filed soon 18/02/00 (Associated Press) JAKARTA - Indonesian prosecutors investigating human rights violations in devastated East Timor will file charges next month, Indonesia's Attorney General Marzuki Darusman said Thursday.

6) Indon govt plans to resettle 80,000 East Timorese 18/02/00 (Indonesian Observer) JAKARTA — Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare and Poverty Eradication Basri Hasanuddin says the government is preparing to resettle about 80,000 East Timor refugees in East Nusatenggara (NTT).

7) UNTAET invites Indonesian businessmen to invest in East Timor 18/02/00 (Antara) JAKARTA - The UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) has provided an opportunity for Indonesian investors to do business in East Timor.

8) Indonesia to be formally excluded from Timor Gap treaty today 18/02/00 (AAP) CANBERRA - Indonesia will be formally excluded from a treaty with Australia on the oil rich Timor Gap, under legislation introduced in parliament today.

<+><+><+><+><+><+><+><+><+>

Subscribe Join the list via email simply by sending a BLANK email to: timtoday-subscribe@topica.com

Unsubscribe You can also unsubscribe from the list via email simply by sending a BLANK email to: timtoday-unsubscribe@topica.com


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

At The UN: Paris Climate Agreement Moves Closer To Entry Into Force

The Paris Agreement on climate change moved closer toward entering into force in 2016 as 31 more countries joined the agreement today at a special event hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. More>>

ALSO:

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The End Game In Spain (And Other World News)

The coverage of international news seems almost entirely dependent on a random selection of whatever some overseas news agency happens to be carrying overnight... Here are a few interesting international stories that have largely flown beneath the radar this past week. More>>

Amnesty/Human Rights Watch: Appalling Abuse, Neglect Of Refugees On Nauru

Refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru, most of whom have been held there for three years, routinely face neglect by health workers and other service providers who have been hired by the Australian government, as well as frequent unpunished assaults by local Nauruans. More>>

ALSO:

Other Australian Detention

Gordon Campbell: On The Censorship Havoc In South Africa’s State Broadcaster

Demands have included an order to staff that there should be no further negative news about the country’s President Jacob Zuma, and SABC camera operators responsible for choosing camera angles that have allegedly made the President ‘look shorter’ were to be retrained... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On A Bad Week For Malcolm Turnbull, And The Queen

Malcolm Turnbull’s immediate goal – mere survival – is still within his grasp... In every other respect though, this election has been a total disaster for the Liberals. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Bidding Bye Bye To Boris

Boris Johnson’s exit from the contest for Conservative Party leadership supports the conspiracy theory that he never really expected the “Leave” option to win the referendum – and he has no intention now of picking up the poisoned chalice that managing the outcome will entail... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news