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

 

TIMOR TODAY 22 JUNE 2000

APOLOGY. The Editor was strandard in Dili for the past week and was unable to update the news. Our sincere apologies to all oour readers.

TIMOR TODAY 22 JUNE 2000

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

NEWS

1) UN soldiers in East Timor attacked at military post 22/06/00 (Associated Press) DILI - U.N. soldiers in East Timor were attacked at a fortified military post near the Indonesian border on Wednesday, a spokesman said.

2) UN bows to pressure and gives Timorese more power 22/06/00 (Sydney Morning Herald) DILI - Under pressure to give East Timorese more responsibility for their own affairs, the United Nations announced yesterday it would more than double the size of the country's de facto parliament and make it all Timorese.

3) Former foreign minister Alatas questioned on Timor carnage 22/06/00 ('Detik') JAKARTA - Former Foreign Minister Ali Alatas said that the Department of Foreign Affairs (Deplu) never offered the option of independence to East Timor. During the tripartite negotiations, Deplu was always reluctant to propose such an option and never once mentioned the word independence.

4) East Timor officials meet Portuguese officials ahead of donors' conference 22/06/00 (AP) LISBON - East Timor has moved beyond the stage of only needing humanitarian assistance and is now ready to implement reconstruction programs, a World Bank official said Wednesday.

5) UN setting bad precedent in E. Timor : environmentalists 22/06/00 (Kyodo) DILI - The U.N. Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) is sending a wrong message to the devastated territory by failing to allocate funds for environmental protection in its new budget, according to local environmentalists.

6) Thailand names 2 as potential U.N. force chief in East Timor 22/06/00 (Kyodo News) BANGKOK - Thailand has submitted to the United Nations the names of two Thai commanders as candidates to replace Lt. Gen. Jaime de los Santos.

7) Ex Indonesian security minister quizzed over Timor atrocities 22/06/00 (AP) JAKARTA - A former security minister was questioned Tuesday about human rights violations in East Timor during the last days of Indonesian rule in the half-island territory, officials said.

8) Vietnamese boat people spotted in East Timor 22/06/00 (Kyodo News) DILI - A boat carrying eight Vietnamese men, apparently migrants bound for Australia, was spotted Monday by U.N. civilian police in East Timor, a U.N. spokeswoman said Wednesday.

9) Review of the documentary 'The Diplomat' 22/06/00 (The Australian) Zubrycki was given considerable access to his subject, and Ramos Horta comes across as an intelligent, witty, urbane man not without his flaws.

----------------------------------------
Timor Today Funding!

https://timoraid.securewebsites.com/etisc_donation_page/donate.htm

In order to keep this highly successful service going until we find a new grant, we appeal to all readers to contribute by making a donation.

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

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

 

Decriminalising Same-Sex Relationships: UN Rights Chief Applauds Indian Decision

“This is a great day for India and for all those who believe in the universality of human rights," Bachelet said. "With this landmark decision, the Indian Supreme Court has taken a big step forward for freedom and equality...” More>>

ALSO:

Myanmar: UN Chief Rohingya Refugee Crisis Enters Second Year

Over 700,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar to ramshackle refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar area, Bangladesh after being forced from their homes by a military operation which UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein compared, at the time, to ethnic cleansing. More>>

ALSO:

Scott Morrison In Hot Seat: NZ Congratulates Current Australian PM

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has today congratulated Scott Morrison on winning the leadership of the Australian Liberal Party and has acknowledged outgoing Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. More>>

ALSO:

Swing States: Gordon Campbell On Why The US Needs MMP

After the bizarre events this week in Helsinki, the world will be hoping and praying that the US midterm elections in November can put a restraining brake on the presidency of Donald Trump. This may happen, but there’s a highly undemocratic reason why such hopes may be frustrated. More>>

ALSO: