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TIMOR TODAY 9-10 OCTOBER 2000

TIMOR TODAY 9-10 OCTOBER 2000

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NEWS

1) Australia says Timor Gap oil talks tied to aid 10/10/00 (Reuters) CANBERRA (09/10/00) - Australia hinted on Monday that the 50-50 split in oil revenues from a joint offshore exploration area in the Timor Sea could be adjusted in favour of East Timor.

2) Australian opposition backs East Timor on Gap Treaty 10/10/00 (AAP) CANBERRA - The Labor Party and Australian Democrats are urging Australia to change its national boundaries with East Timor to help the struggling country gain financial independence.

3) Help rebuilding East Timor schools 10/10/00 (AAP) SYDNEY (09/10/00) - East Timor's education system, destroyed during the political turmoil last year, is to get help from Australian students and teachers.

4) Timor militia leader accuses Indon government of disloyalty 10/10/00 (AFP) JAKARTA (09/10/00) - In a meeting marked by blood and tears, detained East Timorese militia leader Eurico Guterres wept Monday as he accused the Indonesian government of failing to appreciate his efforts to keep East Timor within Indonesia, police said.

5) Indonesia arrests more over U.N. Timor killings 10/10/00 (Reuters) JAKARTA (09/10/00) - Indonesian police have arrested four more people for suspected involvement in the killing of three foreign U.N. aid workers in West Timor last month, murders that drove the country's international relations to a fresh low.

6) Milisi opens its card: TNI involved in training and sharing weapons 10/10/00 (Bali Post) KUPANG – The existence of pro-integration militia now joined in Forces for the Integration Struggle (PPI) appear to have been a TNI initiative.

7) Gusmao to UN: 'We don't want a legacy of cars' 10/10/00 (Sydney Morning Herald) DILI - The East Timor independence leader, Mr Xanana Gusmao, has launched a stinging public attack on the United Nations mission, accusing it of failing to engage East Timorese in the transitional process to independence.

8) Kiwi rifles jammed during fatal ambush 10/10/00 (ChristChurchPress) SEVERAL Kiwi soldiers involved in an ambush with East Timorese militiamen in which a New Zealander was killed suffered jammed rifles because of a fault known to the army, troops claim.

REPORTS

9) Education - 1st school year starts in October 2000 10/10/00 (East Timor Observatory) The physical reconstruction of schools is just one step, apparently the easiest, towards full rehabilitation of the education system. Even in this area, however, there have been delays that will undermine the school year that is about to start.

TIMOR TODAY 09 OCTOBER 2000

NEWS

1) Indonesian military trained, armed us: Militias 09/10/00 (Kyodo Newswire) Pro- Indonesia East Timorese militia leaders in West Timor told two key Indonesian ministers Sunday they would tell the United Nations how the Indonesian military trained and armed them last year if their leader Eurico Guterres, who is currently being detained in Jakarta, is not released.

2) NZ troops kill another Timor militia member 09/10/00 (NZPA) DILI – (07/10/00) A small group of New Zealand soldiers shot and killed an armed militia member near Suai, East Timor, last night.

3) Militia leader grilled over killings retains support 09/10/00 (South China Morning Post) JAKARTA – (07/10/00) Eurico Guterres, the well-connected militia leader, was questioned by four Indonesian prosecutors yesterday about his role in an East Timor massacre last year and more recent violence in West Timor.

4) Indonesia says reins in militias, hopes for aid 09/10/00 (Reuters) SINGAPORE 08/10/00 - Indonesia on Sunday said it has moved to disarm and disband pro-integration militias in West Timor whose activities threaten its international aid lifeline.

5) Tanzanian appointed U.N. prosecutor general for East Timor 09/10/00 (XINHUA) DAR ES SALAAM - A former Tanzanian lawyer has been appointed by the U.N. Secretary General, Kofi Annan, as Prosecutor General for East Timor, the official Daily News reported on Wednesday.

6) New nation seeks jump in share of oil profits 09/10/00 (Sydney Morning Herald) DILI - East Timor will tell Australia today that it wants to almost double its share of oil and gas revenues from the Timor Gap when it begins negotiations for a new treaty covering the disputed Timor Sea boundary.

REPORTS

7) UNTAET Daily Briefing 06 Oct 2000 09/10/00 (UNTAET) UNTAET's office of Civil Service and Public Employment has completed the first phase of the registration of pensioners and former civil servants working for the Indonesian Administration in East Timor.

PRESS RELEASES

8) Commission signs financing agreement for East Timor 09/10/00 (EU) BRUSSELS (05/10/00) - Chris Patten, Member of the European Commission responsible for External Relations, has signed a Financing Agreement for € 18,2 million to support the World Bank administered Trust Fund for East Timor (TFET).

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