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TIMOR TODAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2000

TIMOR TODAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2000

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NEWS

1) Secret Australian Timor files revealed today 12/09/00 (Sydney Morning Herald) CANBERRA - A massive volume of hitherto secret diplomatic documents will today throw light on Australia's role in the Indonesian takeover of East Timor 25 years ago - and tarnish or burnish the reputations of many senior politicians and officials.

2) Indonesia fears West Timor will be next tinderbox 12/09/00 (Los Angeles Times) KUPANG, Indonesia--The angry militia members carried the headless corpse of their leader through the town of Atambua, looking for revenge.

3) Jakarta shares down sharply over West Timor concerns 12/09/00 (Dow Jones Newswires) JAKARTA -- Indonesian shares ended sharply lower Monday on fears the international community will increase its pressure on the country to disarm pro-Indonesian militias, which last week killed three United Nations workers in West Timor, dealers said.

4) Militias, a thorn for Indon or a tool for some? 12/09/00 (AFP) JAKARTA - Created and nutured by Indonesia, the East Timorese militias are running out of control, thrusting the government into the international spotlight with the savage killings of UN relief workers in West Timor.

5) UN warns Indonesia refugees could die 12/09/00 (The Guardian) JAKARTA - The UN warned Indonesia yesterday that it would be held responsible for the fate of some 130,000 East Timorese refugees in West Timor who are facing deteriorating conditions and a dwindling food supply.

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6) Armed forces trying to subvert Wahid, claims report 12/09/00 (Sydney Morning Herald) JAKARTA - It had been a disastrous few days for Kiki Syahnakri, the Indonesian military officer in-charge of West Timor. He may even lose his job over last week's murder of United Nations staff in the border town of Atambua.

7) Indonesia halts deliveries of oil to East Timor 12/09/00 (Indonesian Observer) JAKARTA - Indonesia has stopped sending fuel oil to East Timor by land, citing fear of possible conflict on the border of East Timor and East Nusa Tenggara (West Timor).

8) Six pro-Jakarta Militiamen surrender to residents in Ermera, Same 12/09/00 (Lusa) DILI - Six members of anti- independence militias voluntarily turned themselves in Monday to local residents in the East Timor towns of Ermera and Same, a UN civil police (Civpol) source told Lusa.

REPORTS

9) UNHCR: Timor Update 11 September 2000 12/09/00 (UNHCR) A total of 462 workers of UN agencies and international relief organizations have been evacuated from West Timor since the attack by pro-Indonesian militias on Wednesday against UNHCR in the border town of Atambua.

10) UNTAET Daily Briefing 12/09/00 (UNTAET) SRSG Sergio Vieira de Mello spent the day in Ermera district, central East Timor, where he met hundreds of people in a town hall meeting and visited two sub-districts.

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