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TIMOR TODAY 18 JULY 2000

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TIMOR TODAY 18 JULY 2000


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NEWS

1) Australia urges Jakarta to respect human rights 18/07/00 (Associated Press) SYDNEY - Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer on Monday urged Jakarta authorities to respect human rights as they seek to quell violence in Aceh, the Maluku islands and West Papua.

2) Radio UNTAET interview on new Cabinet 18/07/00 (Radio UNTAET) DILI - SRSG Sergio Vieira de Mello’s press briefing on Sat 15 July, 2000 at the swearing-in of East Timor’s Transitional Cabinet.

3) Indonesian probe team to visit Timor on Wednesday: report 18/07/00 (AFP) JAKARTA - A team of Indonesian prosecutors investigating last year's violence in East Timor will visit the UN-administered territory to question key witnesses, a report said Monday.

4) Land disputes disrupt East Timor 18/07/00 (Associated Press) DILI - No one knows who really owns the blackened, burned- out building where Canadian businessman Kirk MacManus is trying to set up East Timor's first supermarket.

5) Cohen says US reestablishing military ties with Indonesia 18/07/00 (Associated Press) SYDNEY - U.S. Secretary of Defense William Cohen confirmed Monday that the U.S. is reestablishing military links with Indonesia. But he denied his country is selling arms to Jakarta.

PRESS RELEASES

6) No U.S. Military Engagement with Indonesia 18/07/00 (ETAN) Stop joint U.S.-Indonesia military exercise scheduled for this week. National call-in day Wednesday July 19th.

REPORTS

7) UNTAET Daily Briefing 17 July 2000 18/07/00 (UNTAET) The first meeting of the new Cabinet of the Transitional Government in East Timor was held today, 17 July.

8) Reg. 24 on Establishment of a National Council 18/07/00 (UNTAET) A National Council composed of representatives of relevant organisations of the East Timorese civil society (hereinafter: the Council) is hereby established to act as a forum for all legislative matters related to the exercise of the legislative authority of the Transitional Administrator, as provided for in UNTAET Regulation No.1999/1.

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