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Subject: The opinion of AEPPOLTI
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 1998 15:42:23 +0100
From: Aeppolti <>

The opinion of AEPPOLTI about the day o indonesian commemoration ofIndependence.

Today, on 17 th August 1998, a indonesia commemorates its independence which proclaimed in 1945.AEPPOLTI with Timorese Community respect and congratulate the historical day of Indonesian Proclamation of Independence.

We hope that indonesian government and the peoples must respect also the right of independence of the people of East Timor.But, indonesia never respected this inalienable right of the people of East Timor. Indonesia continues to deny this fundamental right to the people of East Timor.

If indonesia continues to disrespect the right of the people of East Timor, indonrsia disrespects and violates also its properConstitu- tion in 1945, in which in the first lines said us clearly in indonesian language the following :

" bahwa sesungguhnya kemerdekaan itu yalah hak segala bangsa, maka penjajahan diatas dunia harus dihapuskan karena tidak sesuai dengan Pri-Kemanusiaan dan Pri-keadilan ".

The signification in english language is the following :

" that indeed the independence is right of all the people, therefore the colonialisme in the world must be wiped out because it is not according with human Rights and Social Justice ".

Indonesian government wanted to integrate East Timor to its country by force. But, Maubere People refused the integration with indonesia. Maubere People fought and rejected the integration.

Maubere People fought and defended the Self-determination and the Independence since 1975 so far today. The people of East Timor rejected and reject any form of autonomy given by the indonesian government.

AEPPOLTI with Timorese Community repudiate the special autonomy for East Timor. we accept with the good faith the democratic process, it means the referendum for East Timor.

Vive East Timor Vive Indonesian people which supports the fighting of liberation of East Timor. Vive Xanana Gusmão.

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