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TIMOR TODAY 13 APRIL 2000

TIMOR TODAY 13 APRIL 2000

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1) Soeharto put under house arrest, prohibited from leaving Jakarta 13/04/00 (Australian Financial Review) JAKARTA - The Indonesian Government yesterday placed the former president, Mr Soeharto, under arrest to prevent his fleeing the country to escape the corruption investigation into his financial dealings.

2) Portuguese Commander criticizes lack of peacekeeping naval component 13/04/00 (Lusa) Dili - With a Portuguese navy frigate docked in Dili, the commander of the Portuguese contingent in East Timor said Tuesday he considered the UN’s decision not to include a naval component in the territory’s peacekeeping force a security "deficiency."

3) East Timor: UN peacekeepers, Indonesian Military sign border accord 13/04/00 (Lusa) DILI - Indonesian military Tuesday signed a milestone "memorandum of understanding" in Dili for administration of their tense border zone.

4) World Vision workers strike 13/04/00 (Green Left Weekly) DILI -- Sixty East Timorese workers at the aid agency World Vision walked off the job and demonstrated on April 3, demanding an explanation from management for the sacking of eight security guards.

5) Timor Gap commentary 13/04/00 (Sydney Morning Herald) SYDNEY - When the Australian and Indonesian foreign ministers toasted the signing of the Timor Gap treaty in 1989 it was presented as a diplomatic coup and a sign of a friendly, co-operative relationship.

6) A week of living delicately for South African diplomacy 13/04/00 (Business Day) ASIA watchers were surprised when the beautiful Indonesian singer delivered a Dutch-accented version of Sarie Marais at the banquet hosted by her embassy in Sandton. Their jaws dropped when she broke into a rendition of Tulpen uit Amsterdam.

7) Mixed insights into East Timor (book reviews) 13/04/00 (Green Left Weekly) A swathe of books and publications on East Timor have been printed in the wake of the tumultuous events which occurred there last year. Two recently released by Australian authors look at the events which led up to the United Nations- administered ballot on self-determination and the intervention of the Australian-led Interfet.

8) No Olympics for Timor 13/04/00 (Kyodo) SYDNEY - East Timor is unlikely to take part in the Sydney Games because it does not meet basic conditions for participants, a spokesman for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Wednesday.

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