Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

TIMOR TODAY 02/12/99

TIMOR TODAY 02/12/99

For full text and photos see… http://www.easttimor.com/

PHOTOS:

1) Jose Ramos Horta, center, the Nobel Prize winning advocate for Independence for East Timor touches hands with a throng of well wishers as he walks on East Timorese soil for the first time in 25 years yesterday. (AP Photo/Ed Wray)

STORIES:

1) Horta: Back to E Timor with an agenda for reconciliation 02/12/99 (International Herald Tribune) SINGAPORE - I left East Timor on Dec. 4, 1975, three days before the Indonesian invasion. A private plane took me from Dili to Darwin. I have been abroad ever since, representing the cause of East Timorese independence.

2) Indon president to order the release 18 Timorese prisoners 02/12/99 (Jakarta Post) JAKARTA: President Abdurrahman Wahid said on Tuesday that he would order next week the release of 18 East Timorese political prisoners still in Indonesian jails.

3) Indon military fails to keep promises on refugees: UNHCR 02/12/99 (AFP) DILI, East Timor - The number of East Timorese refugees returning from Indonesia has dropped despite Indonesian promises to help speed up their passage, the UN refugee said on Wednesday.

4) Indon govt inquiry blames military for E Timor killings & destructions. 02/12/99 (Jakarta Post) JAKARTA: A government-sanctioned inquiry said on Wednesday that the Indonesian Military (TNI) was directly or indirectly involved in extra-judicial executions in the ravaged territory of East Timor after the Aug. 30 self-determination ballot.

5) Military chief denies military ties with Timor militias 02/12/99 (AFP) JAKARTA - The head of an Indonesian rights commission on East Timor said Wednesday the Indonesian armed forces (TNI) had denied having close ties with the pro-Jakarta militia groups which ravaged East Timor.

6) President Wahid: No Objection to Timor office in Jakarta 02/12/99 (ANTARA) President Abdurrahman Wahid said he has no objection to the National Council for East Timorese Resistance (CNRT) opening a representative office in Jakarta in the near future.

7) Australia: East Timor will get royalties in Gap Treaty 02/12/99 (AAP) SYDNEY - Royalties from the Timor Gap Treaty had the potential to become "a nice little earner" for East Timor, Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said today.

8) New Zealand soldier dies in crash, first to be killed in East Timor 02/12/99 (AFP) DILI, East Timor - A New Zealand soldier became the first trooper with multinational peacekeepers here to be killed in East Timor when his truck crashed Tuesday, a statement said.

9) General Cosgrove sees Falintil in police role 02/12/99 (Sydney Morning Herald) Dili - Major-General Peter Cosgrove, the Australian commander of the international force in East Timor (Interfet), said yesterday that he considered it unlikely pro-independence Falintil guerillas would disarm as required by UN law.

10) Philippines worry about cost of peace keeping leadership role. 02/12/99 (Dow Jones Newswires) CANBERRAùAustraliaÆs Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said Wednesday that while the Philippines is likely to lead an international peacekeeping force in East Timor, it is concerned about funding the operation.

11) Aceh Enigma: Old Sins With Long Shadows 02/12/99 (Jakarta Post) SURABAYA: The policy was implemented supposedly to even out population distribution in the country and to relieve the island of Java of its overcrowding by relocating whole villages to underpopulated regions throughout the country. This imposed, as well as engineered, movement of people was most unnatural and has brought about ethnic tensions between the Javanese transmigrants and the non-Javanese indigenous people.

<+><+><+><+><+><+><+><+><+>

Subscribe Join the list via email simply by sending a BLANK email to: timtoday-subscribe@topica.com

Unsubscribe You can also unsubscribe fromá the list via email simply by sending a BLANK email to: timtoday-unsubscribe@topica.com


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 


Philip Temple: Hang On A Minute, Mate
Peter Dunne quietly omits some salient facts when arguing for retention of MMP’s coat-tailing provision that allows a party to add list seats if it wins one electorate and achieves more than 1% or so of the party vote... More>>


Cheap Grace And Climate Change: Australia And COP26

It was not for everybody, but the shock advertising tactics of the Australian comedian Dan Ilic made an appropriate point. Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison, a famed coal hugger, has vacillated about whether to even go to the climate conference in Glasgow. Having himself turned the country’s prime ministerial office into an extended advertising agency, Ilic was speaking his language... More>>


Binoy Kampmark: Funeral Rites For COVID Zero
It was such a noble public health dream, even if rather hazy to begin with. Run down SARS-CoV-2. Suppress it. Crush it. Or just “flatten the curve”, which could have meant versions of all the above. This created a climate of numerical sensitivity: a few case infections here, a few cases there, would warrant immediate, sharp lockdowns, stay-at-home orders, the closure of all non-vital service outlets... More>>


Dunne Speaks: Labour's High Water Mark
If I were still a member of the Labour Party I would be feeling a little concerned after this week’s Colmar Brunton public opinion poll. Not because the poll suggested Labour is going to lose office any time soon – it did not – nor because it showed other parties doing better – they are not... More>>



Our Man In Washington: Morrison’s Tour Of Deception

It was startling and even shocking. Away from the thrust and cut of domestic politics, not to mention noisy discord within his government’s ranks, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison could breathe a sign of relief. Perhaps no one would notice in Washington that Australia remains prehistoric in approaching climate change relative to its counterparts... More>>



Binoy Kampmark: Melbourne Quake: Shaken, Not Stirred

It began just after a news interview. Time: a quarter past nine. Morning of September 22, and yet to take a sip from the brewed Turkish coffee, its light thin surface foam inviting. The Australian city of Melbourne in its sixth lockdown, its residents fatigued and ravaged by regulations. Rising COVID-19 numbers, seemingly inexorable... More>>