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TIMOR TODAY 12 JULY 2000

TIMOR TODAY 12 JULY 2000

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NEWS


1) New Peacekeeping Head 12/07/00 (The Nation) UNITED Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has formally informed Thailand of the appointment of Lt-General Boonsang Niampradit, a commissioner of National Defence College, to head the UN peace-keeping force in East Timor.

2) International team of military experts to examine security needs 12/07/00 (Sydney Morning Herald) DILI - An international team of military experts from London's King's College has begun work in East Timor to assess the security needs of the world's newest nation.

3) Delay in the registration procedure in Timor 12/07/00 (UNHCR) GENEVA - UNHCR is delaying for at least 24 hours the registration of East Timorese refugees in four border districts of West Timor to review procedures mainly arising out of security concerns.

4) Delay in the registration procedure for refugees 12/07/00 (UNHCR) GENEVA - UNHCR is delaying for at least 24 hours the registration of East Timorese refugees in four border districts of West Timor to review procedures mainly arising out of security concerns.

5) Crew of USS Russell restore three schools inDili 12/07/00 (USS Russell Public Affairs) During this visit, more than 150 Russell Sailors volunteered to restore three Dili schools. Men from all ranks and rates rolled paint, cleaned out rooms and fixed furniture.

6) U.S. Navy dental team pulls more than 1,000 teeth in 10 days 12/07/00 (U.S. 7th Fleet News) DILI, East Timor -- Many people cringe when they hear the word dentist. A dentist appointment isn’t on everybody’s top-10 list of best things to do, so how do you explain it when hundreds of people are lining up to have their teeth pulled? You don’t.

7) Military medical teams improve health conditions in Dili 12/07/00 (US Navy) DILI - A preventive medicine team from Pearl Harbor Naval Base taught water sanitation and food safety classes to local restaurateurs June 12 during the team’s humanitarian visit.

PRESS RELEASES

8) Timorese Demand Release Of U.S. Documents 12/07/00 (Democracy Now) DILI - Scores of East Timorese demonstrated outside the entrance of the U.S. Mission in Dili, East Timor last week. Participants sang and lit candles along the street in front of the American diplomatic installation in memory of the more than 200,000 East Timorese who died as a result of the Indonesian invasion and occupation.

REPORTS

9) IOM resumes operations 12/07/00 (IOM) DILI - IOM has resumed operations in the Oesau are near Kupang where the situation has returned to normal. Fighting which had erupted last week between local people and East Timorese refugees has subsided and all roadblocks have now been lifted.

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