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TIMOR TODAY 15 AUGUST 2000

TIMOR TODAY 15 AUGUST 2000

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NEWS

1) Indonesia repeats promise to repatriate refugees, dismantle camps 15/08/00 (Lusa) JAKARTA - Indonesia plans to repatriate nearly 130,000 East Timorese refugees within the next three to six months and dismantle remaining shelter camps in West Timor, Indonesian Foreign Minister Alwi Shihab said on Monday.

2) Peacekeepers alert, security context unchanged: Vieira de Mello 15/08/00 (Lusa) DILI - UN forces in East Timor are "alert" to new attacks by pro-Indonesia militias, despite the calm reigning since Friday, the Territory's chief UN transition administrator told media Monday in Dili.

3) Indonesia sets time frame for refugee camp closure 15/08/00 (Jakarta Post) JAKARTA - Minister of Foreign Affairs Alwi Shihab said on Monday that East Timorese refugee camps in West Timor would be closed within three to six months.

4) Don't blame us for the militia attacks: Jakarta 15/08/00 (Sydney Morning Herald) JAKARTA - Indonesia yesterday denied responsibility for intensified attacks by militias on international forces inside East Timor.

5) Australian teachers may help in Timor 15/08/00 (The Age) MELBOURNE - Victorian teachers may help East Timor rebuild its shattered education system.

6) Wahid, Megawati, Mandela, Howard invited to independence day 15/08/00 (Kyodo News Service) JAKARTA - East Timor leader Xanana Gusmao said Sunday he has invited Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid, Vice President Megawati Sukarnoputri and former South African President Nelson Mandela to attend what he called the first anniversary of East Timor's independence on Aug. 30.

7) Cafe culture only for East Timor's new elite 15/08/00 (South China Morning Post) Sitting outside at the designer tables, the only East Timorese you are likely to see are those from the privileged political and economic elite.

PRESS RELEASES

8) Australian soldier injured in explosion 15/08/00 (Australian Government) CANBERRA - Four Australian soldiers serving with the United Nation Peacekeeping Force in East Timor have been injured in an explosion in East Timor.

REPORTS

9) UNTAET Daily Briefing 14 August 2000 15/08/00 (UNTAET) SRSG Sergio Vieira de Mello visited two power stations in Dili today, two weeks after the Transitional Administration started charging electricity fees to large commercial customers in East Timor for the first time.Report of nutrition and health in Suco Coleate Leotelo, near Ermera 14/08/00 This is a comprehensive document in Microsoft Word format.

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