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TIMOR TODAY 10/11/99

TIMOR TODAY 10/11/99

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PHOTOS

a)INTERFET soldiers carry an elderly East Timorese man at Batugede after he crossed the border from West Timor Monday, Nov. 8, 1999. Over 100 East Timorese who fled militia violence following the August pro-independence vote returned to East Timor after spending over three months as refugees in Atambua, West Timor. (AP Photo/Weda,Pool)

b)Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid, right, is greeted by his Vietnamese counterpart Tran Duc Luong Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, in Hanoi, Vietnam. The future of East Timor has been a main topic of discussion during Wahid's whirlwind tour of eight ASEAN nations. (AP Photo)

STORIES

1. Xanana wants fewer UN peacekeepers (10/11/99) DILI - (Lusa) - East Timor independence leader Xanana Gusmao would like to see the eventual number of UN peacekeepers sent to East Timor reduced by two thirds from the planned 9,000, a source close to Gusmao told Lusa Sunday. The president of the National Council of Timorese Resistance (CNRT) has already informed the UN that he considers a force of 3,000 foreign soldiers enough to keep the peace, the source said.

2. Top E.Timor official says U.N. acting like dictator (10/11/99) LISBON, (Reuters) - A top East Timor leader accused the United Nations on Tuesday of acting like a dictator in its handling of the former Portuguese colony’s move towards statehood after 23 years of Indonesian rule. Mario Carrascalao, a vice-president of the National Council for Timorese Resistance (CNRT), an umbrella political group, told Portugal’s TSF radio that the attitude of the world body towards the East Timorese smacked of neo-colonialism.

3. IMF Takes Neutral Stance In East Timor Currency Debate (10/11/99) NEW YORK—The International Monetary Fund won’t advocate a specific currency for East Timor during a transitional period of United Nations rule, the head of an IMF fact-finding mission to the newly independent country said Sunday.

4. East Timorese militias scuttle transfer of refugees in West Timor (10/11/99) DILI, East Timor, (AFP) - Militiamen prevented the transfer of refugees from camps in West Timor to a transit center in the main town of Kupang, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said Tuesday

5. Let’s further open up ASEAN (10/11/99) The Nation, Bangkok Over the weekend, Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid told Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai that he supported East Timor joining Asean. That is good news coming from a country which had occupied the territory for the past 24 years and only recently let go of the troubled province. With Wahid’s backing, there is no reason for other Asean members to obstruct the acceptance of the new independent country into the grouping

6. Hun Sen: Some leaders do not want East Timor to join ASEAN (10/11/99) Indonesian Observer PHNOM PENH - President Abdurrahman ‘Gus Dur’ Wahid arrived in Cambodia yesterday, latest stop in his whirlwind tour of Southeast Asian neighbors. The president was given a red-carpet welcome at Phnom Penh airport by King Norodom Sihanouk, Prime Minister Hun Sen and other top Cambodian officials.

7. First trickle of refugees return to East Timorese enclave of Oekussi (10/11/99) OEKUSSI, East Timor, (AFP) - The first trickle of nearly 200 East Timorese refugees has crossed the border into the enclave of Oekussi but militia intimidation in West Timor remains strong, an officer of the multinational forces said Tuesday

8. Timor troops may be monitored for fatigue in experimental measure (10/11/99) CANBERRA, (AFP) - Troops in East Timor may have wrist monitors fitted in experiments to measure fatigue, a parliamentary inquiry heard Tuesday. An operational safety team, the first to be deployed with Australian forces in an overseas conflict, was being sent to the territory to examine this and other safety issues.

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