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TIMOR TODAY 13/10/99

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a) Indonesian troops stand guard at a newly- erected barricade along the Indonesia- East Timor border at Motaain district in Atambua, West Timor Tuesday. (Beawiharta/Reuters)

b) Protesters, mostly relatives of soldiers killed while on duty in East Timor, turn their anger on a police officer who tried to prevent them from going closer to the Australian Embassy for a protest Tuesday Oct. 12, 1999 in Jakarta. The Australian Embassy has been rocked with protests since it assumed its leadership role in the U.N. peacekeeping mission into East Timor. (AP Photo/STR)

c) East Timorese men throw rocks at Indonesian soldiers in riot gear as an Australian soldier looks on at Dili harbor, East Timor, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999. Departing Indonesian soldiers were stoned by the several hundred civilians who gathered in the harbor. (AP Photo/John Feder, Pool)

d) An East Timorese man sells vegetables in the Dili market as Australian peacekeepers patrol the area on the first day that peacekeepers helped to re-open the market Tuesday October 12, 1999. Refugees and residents of Dili returned to the city market area which was razed by militia-set fires during days of violence following a U.N sponsored vote on the future of the territory. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)


1) Killing on Timor border stokes Indon nationalist fury 13/10/99 (The Guardian) A wave of nationalistic anger in Indonesia has been brought to a peak by the killing of a police officer on Sunday by Australian soldiers on the border between East Timor and Indonesian West Timor.

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2) Interfet offers Indonesian army use of its positioning equipment 13/10/99 (AFP) DILI, East Timor - The multinational force in East Timor on Tuesday said it had offered Indonesia the use of a sophisticated global positioning system (GPS) and detailed maps in a bid to avoid any more clashes in volatile border areas.

3) Indon soldiers ordered to fire at peacekeepers 13/10/99 (Financial Times) Indonesian politicians yesterday called on the country’s military to shoot any soldiers from the Australian-led Interfet peacekeeping force in East Timor who cross into West Timor. Slamet Effendy Yusuf, deputy chairman of the former ruling Golkar party, said its soldiers "should take stern action.

4) Indonesian Security Forces Stoned In Dili 13/10/99 (Reuters) DILI, East Timor - A multinational force in East Timor said it would escort Indonesian troops after youths in the soon to be independent territory again pelted them with rocks Tuesday.

5) Members of TNI pledge to join pro- integration movement 13/10/99 (GAMMA) Five hundred members of TNI battalions who are East Timorese met last Wednesday to pledge their loyalty to the pro-integration struggle by joining the PPI, the Force to Struggle for Integration, in a ceremony attended by Udayana military commander, Major-General Adam Damiri.

6) East Timor leader promises western- style democracy 13/10/99 (AFP) MELBOURNE - Independent East Timor will be a western-style democracy with open institutions and a diversified economy driven by exports of coffee, oil, gas and tourism, the man likely to be its first leader has promised.

7) Australia: Indonesia hasn’t halted trade contracts 13/10/99 (Dow Jones Newswires) CANBERRA - Australia’s Trade Minister Mark Vaile said Tuesday that he hasn’t heard of any contracts with Australian exporters being canceled by Indonesia.

8) Xanana: Timorese ‘must not kill in revenge’ 13/10/99 (Sydney Morning Herald) The East Timorese independence leader, Mr Xanana Gusmao, says the mistakes of the past must not be repeated and his people must not kill in revenge, no matter how cruel and calculated the terror of the past months.

9) Bag Pipes call Dili back to life 13/10/99 (The Australian) THE bagpipes became an instrument of peace and reconstruction for the people of Dili yesterday as four pipers from the Australian Army’s 3rd Battalion blew up a storm to celebrate the reopening of the capital’s central market.


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