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TIMOR TODAY 10 JULY 2000

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TIMOR TODAY 10 JULY 2000

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NEWS

1) Refugees and West Timor locals in renewed fighting 10/07/00 (Bali Post) KUPANG - Oesao village residents and hundreds of their supporters from around Kupang launched a counter-attack against the refugee camp at Tuapukan in retaliation for the burning and looting of their homes last Saturday (1st July).

2) West Timor governor bows to ultimatum to resettle refugees 10/07/00 (Indonesian Observer) JAKARTA 06/07/00 - Locals in East Nusa Tenggara (West Timor) yesterday gave the province's Governor Piet A. Tallo a 48-hour deadline to permanently resettle troublesome East Timorese refugees to another location in Indonesia.

3) Political clarification in transition 10/07/00 (Green Left Weekly) The United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) has announced that it will be implementing measures to increase Timorese participation in the executive bodies of UNTAET.

4) Indonesia & UNTAET form joint border committee 10/07/00 (Agence France Presse) JAKARTA - The Indonesian government and the UN Transitional Authority in East Timor (UNTAET) have agreed in principle to form a joint border committee to delineate the border between the two halves of the island.

5) Falintil guerrilla army to professional force 10/07/00 (Jane's Intelligence Review) Political expediency persuaded the UN mission in East Timor to revoke its original requirement to disarm FALINTIL, the army of the pro-independence rebel group Fretilin, but what of its future status?

6) Indonesia stands firm on Timorese pensions 10/07/00 (Jakarta Post) SURABAYA - The Indonesian government is remaining steadfast in its refusal to pay former civil servants of East Timorese origin who have chosen to relinquish their citizenship.

7) Agreement reached on border demarcation but not on Oe Cusse corridor 10/07/00 (Lusa) DILI - East Timor's UN administration and Indonesia have agreed to set up a joint border-demarcation commission but failed to reach an accord on the creation of a land corridor linking the territory to its Oe Cusse enclave.

8) Portugal Telecommunication to invest in Indonesia and East Timor 10/07/00 (Indonesian Observer) JAKARTA - Chairman of the Portugal Telecommunication Company Francisco Luis Murteira Nabo said yesterday his company will form a consortium with its Indonesian counterpart to develop telecommunication services in both Indonesia and East Timor.

9) Indonesian photojournalist captures E. Timor's pain 10/07/00 (Yomiuri Shimbun) TOKYO - A university student lies face-down in a road in the East Timor capital Dili, a river of blood seeping from his head. His killers were members of a pro-Indonesia militia that took to the streets in the lead-up to the Aug. 30 referendum on independence for the troubled territory.

10) Indonesia's military boss rallies to Canberra's defence 10/07/00 (Australian Financial Review) JAKARTA - Indonesia's Defence Minister, Mr Juwono Sudarsono, has dismissed as "nonsense" the widely held view in his country that Australia is too intrusive in Asia.

PRESS RELEASES

11) Asbestos contamination in East Timor 10/07/00 (APHEDA) "At our weekly meeting on 27 June 2000, NGOs learned that asbestos contamination is a serious public health problem in East Timor and particularly in Dili."

REPORTS

12) IOM suspends return operations 10/07/00 (IOM) IOM suspends return operations from Kupang area as the situation continues to be very tense. The registration process of East Timorese refugees scheduled for this week has been delayed due to fighting between local people and East Timorese refugees in Oesau.

10) West timorese journalists visit East Timor 07/07/00 (UNTAET) DILI - Five journalists from Kupang, West Timor, are currently visiting Dili. This is the first visit to East Timor by representatives from the local media in West Timor after the popular consultation on 30 August 1999.

11) UNTAET Humanitarian Pillar Situation Report 30 Jun - 05 Jul 2000 07/07/00 (UNTAET) Returns: The total number of organised and voluntary returns to East Timor from West Timor, other parts of Indonesia and Australia stands at 165,626 with a total of 651 crossing the border from West Timor this week.

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