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TIMOR TODAY 01 JUNE 2000

TIMOR TODAY 01 JUNE 2000

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NEWS

1) UN seeks Jakarta's help to investigate militia crimes 01/06/00 (Sydney Morning Herald) JAKARTA - The United Nations chief in East Timor , Mr Sergio Vieira de Mello, has sought the co-operation of Indonesia's judiciary for investigations into crimes committed by pro-Jakarta militia and their army backers after last year's bloody vote for independence.

2) Fretilin conference plans for the future 01/06/00 (Green Left Weekly) DILI - From May 15 to 20, the Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor (Fretilin) held a conference in Dili, East Timor. It was the first Fretilin conference in East Timor since the end of the Indonesian occupation.

3) Centrifugal forces stir in Indonesia 01/06/00 (Jane's Intelligence Review) FOLLOWING years of military repression, Indonesia's new president, Abdurrahman Wahid, has adopted a new approach to solving ethnic and religious conflict in the archipelago.

4) Indonesia inquiry: digging up agonies of the past 01/06/00 (New York Times) JAKARTA May 30 -- Investigators who are struggling to break through the mental fog of former President Suharto as they question him are searching for something that is perhaps more valuable than the billions of dollars he is said to have stolen from his country.

REPORTS

5) Refugees battle West Timor locals 31/05/00 (UNHCR) TIMOR - East Timorese refugees and local residents in the Tuapukan area of West Timor have been battling with sticks, stones and knives over the past three days, preventing UNHCR staff from operating in the camp just outside Kupang.

6) World Bank procurement for local governance 05/30/2000 (Asia Pulse) The Project Management Unit will oversee all aspects of the Community Empowerment and Local Governance Project.

7) UNTAET Humanitarian Pillar Situation Report 27 - 30 May 2000 31/05/00 (UNTAET) DILI - Returns: The total number of organised and spontaneous returns into East Timor from West Timor, other parts of Indonesia, Macau and Australia now stands at over 162,062 returns.

8) Fifth committee takes up financing for missions 31/05/00 (UN) The Secretary-General is seeking $461.4 million for the financing of the United Nations Interim Administration in Kosovo (UNMIK) for 1 July 2000 to 30 June 2001, the United Nations Controller, Jean-Pierre Halbwachs, told the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) this morning, as it commenced its consideration of the financing of that mission.

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