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TIMOR TODAY 05 JULY 2000

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TIMOR TODAY 05 JULY 2000

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NEWS

1) TNI apologizes to West Timor locals for acts of intimidation 05/07/00 (Antara) ATAMBUA - TNI [Indonesian National Military Forces] leaders have asked for the forgiveness of the local community at the border region of Belu, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), especially those from Nualain village, for the acts of violence [demands for money] carried out by TNI member Pte Yulianto on Saturday (1st July) against two local residents.

2) Falintil forces to receive US$100,000 from East Timor budget 05/07/00 (UNTAET) DILI, 4 June 2000 -- The National Consultative Council tonight approved an amount of US$100,000 as a special appropriation from the East Timor Consolidated Fund for humanitarian assistance to Falintil.

3) Decision related to E Timor athletes participation 05/07/00 (IOC) LAUSANNE - A visit to East Timor by two officials of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has identified a number of athletes who could qualify to compete in the Sydney Olympic Games under the Olympic flag.

4) UN Refugee Agency Restarts Work In West Timor Camps 05/07/00 (Associated Press) GENEVA - The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said Tuesday it is resuming work in three of West Timor's troubled refugee camps after a two-week suspension prompted by renewed attacks on its staff and refugees.

5) Australia rethinks its role 05/04/00 (Asian Wall Street Journal) CANBERRA - The meltdown in East Timor last year effectively ended Australia's complacent post-Cold-War foreign policy. Australia's long-standing assumptions about its ties with Indonesia evaporated almost overnight, and a new direction in foreign policy suddenly emerged stressing a more independent relationship with Jakarta and Asia in general.

PRESS RELEASES

6) East Timorese protest at July 4 party at U.S. mission in East Timor 05/07/00 (Alliance for Justice) Protesters Demand Apology and Reparations from the U.S. for Washington's Support for Indonesian Invasion and Occupation of their Country

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