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TIMOR TODAY 13-14 NOVEMBER 2000

TIMOR TODAY 14 NOVEMBER 2000

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NEWS

1) Security Council mission visits East Timor area worst hit by post- referendum chaos 14/11/00 (UN) - The delegation of the United Nations Security Council, currently on a mission to East Timor to review the work of the UN operation in the newly independent territory and to assess security in the region, reaffirmed today its keen interest in the repatriation of refugees from West Timor.

2) U-N team continues visit to East Timor 14/11/00 (ABC) A high level United Nations delegation to East Timor has been told there are not enough resources to rebuild towns destroyed during last year's militia rampage.

3) Militia incursions into East Timor decreasing: UN 14/11/00 (ABC) United Nations peacekeepers on the border of East and West Timor say militia incursions into East Timor are easing.

4) Ex-Timor militias still threaten, intimidate refugees: UN official 14/11/00 (AFP) SUAI - East Timorese returning from West Timor say militias are still intimidating refugees trapped in camps there and spreading disinformation, the chief UN refugee official in this devastated border town said Monday.

5) UN forced to free confessed murders 14/11/00 (The Age) SUAI - United Nations police in this shattered town had been forced to free people who had confessed to rape and murder because of a lack of resources to pursue investigations, a senior UN official told a visiting Security Council mission yesterday.

6) Dossiers of 14 suspects in E. Timor done 14/11/00 (Jakarta Post) JAKARTA - Attorney General Marzuki Darusman said on Monday that the team investigating the human rights abuses in East Timor last year had completed the dossiers on 14 of 23 suspects in the case.

7) Justice for human rights crimes a ´priority´ - UN 14/11/00 (Lusa) Leading a fact-finding mission, Security Council President Martin Andjaba pledged Monday that he would report East Timor´s problems and concerns, from issues of justice to reconstruction, to the United Nations.

8) Independence date could be set next month - Ramos Horta 14/11/00 (Lusa) With independence now on the horizon, East Timor´s political leadership has urged a visiting United Nations Security Council delegation to press former occupying power Indonesia to dismantle anti-independence militias and speed repatriation of refugees.

9) Former Indonesian President reportedly recovering from another stroke 14/11/00 (ABC) Former Indonesian President Suharto is reportedly recovering at home after suffering another stroke.

TIMOR TODAY 13 NOVEMBER 2000

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NEWS

1) UN starts 'critical' Timor mission 13/11/00 (BBC) A delegation from the United Nations Security Council has arrived in East Timor at the start of a critical four-day visit to the region.

2) Refugees on way home to East Timor 13/11/00 (The Age) Indonesia plans to repatriate 130 East Timorese refugees on Monday from squalid militia- controlled camps in West Timor.

3) UNHCR Returns to West Timor to Repatriate 450 Refugees 13/11/00 (Lusa) The United Nations High Commission for Refugees will organize the repatriation of 450 East Timorese refugees from West Timor in its first action in the Indonesian half of Timor island since three UNHCR workers were murdered there on Sept. 6.

4) Dili cemetary massacre commemorated 13/11/00 (ABC) Thousands of East Timorese have taken part in a procession through the streets of the capital, Dili to commemorate the massacre in the city's Santa Cruz cemetery nine years ago.

5) World Bank warns East Timor about corruption 13/11/00 (AAP) The World Bank warned Saturday that keeping corruption out of East Timor's fledgling bureaucracy will soon become one of the largest problems facing the new nation.

6) UNHCR to make brief return to West Timor 13/11/00 (AAP) The UN refugee agency plans to return briefly to Indonesian West Timor next week to help repatriate 450 East Timorese enlisted in the Indonesian army, a spokesman said today.

7) Here come the Kostrad Boys - again! 13/11/00 (Watch Indonesia) The latest military reshuffle continues the trend to shift former Kostrad officers to the center of power of the Indonesian army (TNI-AD).

8) Wahid told: resign or be impeached 13/11/00 (Sydney Morning Herald) A powerful group of MPs has urged President Abdurrahman Wahid to resign, citing prolonged economic and political crises.

9) Tommy becomes Interpol fugitive 13/11/00 (Tempo) JAKARTA - Interpol has declared Hutomo Mandala Putra, alias Tommy Soeharto, an international fugitive. The National Police Spokesman, Brig. Gen. Saleh Saaf, made the announcement to the press on Friday (10/11) at the National Police Headquarters.

10) Police to question Tommy's lawyers 13/11/00 (Jakarta Post) JAKARTA - National Police Chief Gen. Surojo Bimantoro said on Saturday that Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra's defense lawyers would be questioned on Monday in connection with their client's whereabouts.

11) Shoestring peacekeeping 13/11/00 (Janes) The United Nations, whose peacekeepers have been abducted and fired on by rebels in Sierra Leone, is blaming the debacle largely on budgetary cuts, lack of trained staff and faulty and sub-standard equipment.

REPORTS

12) Timor - Returns Update 10 Nov 2000 13/11/00 (IOM) IOM is planning its first major repatriation by sea since August. On Monday 20 November, IOM will repatriate 447 people from Kupang to the East Timor port of Com aboard the IOM-operated ship the Patricia Anne Hotung.

13) Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin Week 43/2000 13/11/00 (WHO) Infectious Disease Surveillance and Epidemic Preparedness (IDSEP) Unit World Health Organization, Dili, East Timor, in collaboration with the Division of Health Services of the Department of Social Affairs, ETTA

14) UNHCR Briefing Notes: West Timor This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesman Kris Janowski (to whom quoted text may be attributed) at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

15) WFP Emergency Report No. 45 of 2000 This report includes: (A) Palestinian Territory (B) Russian Federation / Northern Caucasus (C) Indonesia / West Timor (D) India / Rajahstan (E) Bangladesh (F) Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos (G) DPR Korea (H) Ethiopia (I) Sudan (J) Haiti

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