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TIMOR TODAY 05 JUNE 2000

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TIMOR TODAY 05 JUNE 2000

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NEWS

1) Wahid to visit Portugal 05/06/00 (Lusa) JAKARTA - Portuguese Foreign Minister Jaime Gama met with Indonesian leaders in Jakarta Friday and announced that President Abdurrahman Wahid had accepted an invitation for an unprecedented visit to Lisbon in September.

2) East Timor refugees in West Timor agree to be peaceful 05/06/00 (Pos Kupang) KUPANG – In words of introduction, Col. Jurefar said, "We aren’t looking for who’s wrong or right here, but how a peaceful path can be followed."

3) Autonomy group curses attack on Solidamor office 05/06/00 (Surya Timor) KUPANG – Head of UNTAS Monitoring Unit, Joao Bosco, strongly curses the action of a group of people who call themselves pro-integration and attacked the Solidamor office in Jakarta several days ago. He said that was not the way for pro-integration groups to return E. Timor to Indonesia’s lap because it was an old pattern.

4) Jakarta moves to prosecute rights abusers 05/06/00 (Sydney Morning Herald) JAKARTA 01/06 - The Indonesian Government is taking a major step towards prosecuting those who committed the worst acts of violence around last year's independence vote in East Timor.

5) Does East Timor still haunt Indonesia? 05/06/00 (Asiaweek) The trauma of losing East Timor in such a sudden, violent and even embarrassing fashion has had a more subtle impact on Indonesia and its relations with the outside world.

6) Rubble-strewn road to Sydney Olympics 05/06/00 (Washington Post) DILI, East Timor - Alerted by the shrill cries of his rooster, Victor Ramos begins his training regimen for the Olympics at dawn every day, donning a faded red warm-up suit and jogging to the gymnasium where he launched his boxing career 15 years ago.

7) Riley's new Olympic dream 05/06/00 (Sydney Morning Herald) DILI 01/06 - Samantha Riley stood beside a boxer still training in the ruins of what was once a gym in war-torn Dili, and her shattered Olympic dreams faded into insignificance.

8) Irish Special Forces replacements head for Timor 05/06/00 (The Sunday Tribune) During their two tours of duty, the ARW was involved in a number of confrontations with pro-Indonesian militias who were moving back and forth across the border between the two countries," said Irish army Captain Tom Clonan. "

REPORTS

9) East Timor's unemployment (80%) the fundamental problem 05/06/00 (CDPM) LISBOA - Summary: "The fundamental problem here is unemployment", according to UNTAET Administrator Sergio Vieira de Mello. Employment generation designed to have a "quick impact" on the lives of the Timorese has begun with programmes launched by the UN with help from international agencies.

10) Education in East Timor 05/06/00 (CDPM) LISBOA - Summary: In addition to the almost total physical destruction of school buildings, difficulties in restoring educational services are compounded by the scarcity of qualified teachers. Prior to the popular consultation, most teachers were Indonesian, but they left the territory after the announcement of the results.

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