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TIMOR TODAY 08 NOVEMBER 2000

TIMOR TODAY 08 NOVEMBER 2000

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NEWS

1) Weapon of slain NZ peacekeeper turned in by militiaman 08/11/00 (Lusa) The weapon of a New Zealand soldier killed four months ago in East Timor has been turned in to the Indonesian military, who will on Wednesday return it the the territory`s UN peacekeeping force.

2) Murdered soldier's gun recovered in West Timor 08/11/00 (AFP) WELLINGTON - The Indonesian army is to ceremoniously hand over a New Zealand soldier's light machinegun stolen when he was murdered by a militia group in East Timor four months ago.

3) East Timor Receives First Oil Royalties From Australia 08/11/00 (Dow Jones) SINGAPORE - Newly independent East Timor received its first oil royalty payment from Australia last week, according to an Australian official at the department of Industry, Science and Resources.

4) Timorese to pay income tax 08/11/00 (AP) DILI - For the first time since East Timor broke free from Indonesian occupation last year, wage earners in the territory will have to pay income tax, according to a draft law introduced Tuesday.

5) Indonesia To Help UN In East Timor Find Witnesses 08/11/00 (AP) - United Nations investigators in East Timor have asked Indonesia to help them find and question massacre witnesses who now live in Indonesia, U.N. spokesman Peter Biro said Monday.

6) Finance Minister Explains Budget 08/11/00 (Lusa) The US$1.7 million increase in East Timor`s budget for fiscal year 2000-2001 is primarily due to higher fuel prices, the transition administration`s finance minister explained to Lusa on Tuesday.

7) 500 East Timorese refugees ready to return on foot 08/11/00 (ANTARA) About 500 East Timorese camped in Napan, West Miomafo district, Northern Central Timor, expressed their readiness to return to their homeland in East Timor on foot across the border between East Nusa Tenggara and East Timor.

8) Whose future is it Anyway? 08/11/00 (Far Eastern Economic Review) In these two articles we look at the problems of building a new East Timor, where many locals feel the United Nations is leaving them out of decisions on their future, and where past violence casts a long shadow on the next generation

9) East Timor has little time for romance 08/11/00 (The Age) I do not know whether Bruce Grant has ever been to East Timor, or Timor Loro Sa'e, as it will soon become. But sitting here in Dili, his words have a quaint air of being out of touch with present-day Timorese reality ("Why I fear for Timor's romantic leaders", on this page on October 30).

10) Hunt on for Tommy Suharto 08/11/00 (MSNBC) JAKARTA - Indonesian police and prosecutors launched a manhunt Tuesday for the millionaire fugitive son of ex-dictator Suharto, searching the former first family’s estate in hope of sending Tommy Mandala Putra to jail for graft.

REPORTS

11) Daily Briefing, 7 November2000 08/11/00 (UNTAET) Inspector General reports on selection of teachers.

12) Daily Briefing, 6 November2000 08/11/00 (UNTAET) Budget review presented to National Council

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