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TIMOR TODAY 26 JULY 2000

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TIMOR TODAY 26 JULY 2000
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NEWS

1) Peacekeeper's body mutilated after death 26/07/00 (Sydney Morning Herald) DILI - United Nations troops and helicopters scoured rugged border country in East Timor yesterday for pro-Indonesian militia who shot dead and mutilated a young New Zealand peacekeeper.

2) Boyhood dream dies in Timor 26/07/00 (New Zealand Herald) NZ - From his early teens, Len Manning had one clear goal in life - a career in the Army. The country boy who loved shooting and the great outdoors followed his dream, joining the Territorials after leaving school and enlisting in the regular force in January 1997, aged just 21.

3) UN peacekeepers hunt soldier's killer in East Timor 26/07/00 (Dow Jones Newswires) JAKARTA - U.N. peacekeepers scoured East Timor's rugged interior Tuesday in the hunt for armed anti-independence fighters who shot a young New Zealand soldier to death.

4) Time to punish the usual suspects in Indonesia! 26/07/00 (International Herald Tribune) BANGKOK - Who is behind the wave of sectarian violence in Ambon and other parts of the Moluccan Islands that has cost hundreds of lives in the past 18 months? Who is responsible for the upsurge in separatist sentiment in Aceh and Irian Jaya, two of the richest provinces of Indonesia?

5) Killing pushes UN to drop plan for early withdrawal 26/07/00 (Sydney Morning Herald) NEW YORK - The United Nations had begun closed-door discussions with key diplomats to bring forward the withdrawal of peacekeepers from East Timor before the death of a New Zealand soldier in a gun battle on Monday.

6) Timorese integrationists questioned 26/07/00 (Jakarta Post) KUPANG, East Nusa Tenggara (JP): Government-appointed investigators of last year's violence in East Timor have questioned six former officials from the former Indonesian province as witnesses.

7) East Timor militia thugs stage protest in Kupang 26/07/00 (Indonesian Observer) JAKARTA - About 3,000 pro-Indonesia East Timorese militiamen staged a noisy protest in the West Timor capital of Kupang yesterday against the interrogation of several of their leaders for alleged human rights abuses.

8) Australian Labor Party forges ties with Indonesian militiary 26/07/00 (Detikworld) JAKARTA - (21/07/00) A new initiative to send Indonesian Defense Force personnel to Australia for training in defense management was announced today by the Indonesian Defense Minister, Juwono Sudarsono. The Australian Labor Party, currently in opposition, has initiated the education program.

PRESS RELEASES

9) New Zealand to voice concerns over killing to Indonesia 26/07/00 (NZGOV) Foreign Minister Phil Goff will meet with Indonesian Foreign Minister Dr Alwi Shihab in Bangkok in the next couple of days to voice New Zealand's deep concern over the death of a New Zealand soldier in East Timor.

10) ASEAN to Promote Comprehensive Development 26/07/00 (ASEAN) Bangkok, 25 Jul - The Joint Communique of the 33rd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting, which was held in Bangkok from 24 to 25 July 2000, called for comprehensive development agenda to strengthen the region's social infrastructure for sustainable economic development.

REPORTS

11) Healthcare in East Timor: stepping out from the emergency phase 26/07/00 (East Timor Observatory) LISBOA - In recent months, healthcare in East Timor has been the focus of international agencies specialised in emergency aid. In spite of UNTAET's coordinating efforts, this type of intervention is characterised by imported personnel and methods whose unsuitability to the reality on the ground may be giving rise to incongruities. numbers per district.

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