AUS: Reports Of Deaths Baseless And Unfounded
MEDIA RELEASE The Hon. John Moore, MP
Minister for Defence
Friday, 1 October 1999 MIN 298/99
Reports INTERFET troops were responsible for the death of 10 people in Dili earlier week are reprehensible and I have been advised that they are totally without foundation.
The Government views with great concern reports that the Indonesian people are being told Australian INTERFET troops burnt to death 10 people whose charred remains were found near the capital Dili this week.
The claims made in the
Jakarta-based newspaper Terbit is the latest attack in what
appears to be a campaign of disinformation designed to
discredit the UN-mandated peacekeeping