February 2007

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Douglas Kammen and S.W. Hayati: Crisis and Rice in East Timor

ETAN: Joint Commission Unlikely to Further Truth or Friendship Between Timor and Indonesia

ALERT: Tell Your Representative to Support HRes 121; Support WWII "Comfort Women"

La'o Hamutuk writes to RDTL Parliament on CMATS Treaty

President Ford and East Timor

Save the people’s money! (coalition pamphlet against the Timor legislature's pension law)

LH: UNMIT-RDTL Arrangement on how the UN  police will work with the Timorese Police.

Groups Urge Bush Not to Offer Military Assistance to Indonesian President on Visit

ETAN: On 15th Anniversary of Timor Massacre Rights Network Calls for Justice ETAN Urges Administration, New Congress to Support International Tribunal

LH: Self-determination requires more than political independence: Recent developments in Timor-Leste

Bush Administration Grants Unlimited Military “Aid” to Indonesia Betrays Military’s Victims and End-Runs Congress
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Pramoedya Ananta Toer dies (also excerpts from statements on E. Timor)
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March 3 - February 24 

Troops back up top security alert
Statement by IDPs at Dili Airport

Tragedy in the making 
Nuncio Presents Credentials, Asks Local Church And Gov't To Work Together 
East Timor Rebel Asks for Talks as Troops Close In 
Diggers blockade Timor rebels 

Thousands stranded in shelters as rioting rages
Hunt continues for East Timor's rebel leader
War declared on rebel officer

ET Killings Put Elections on Notice
Ramos-Horta to run for president in East Timor

Insider lashes 'lip service to human rights'
Back into the vortex?
Alkatiri lauds his exit as a 'public service'
Second Timorese man dies after being shot by Australian soldier

East Timor gets NZ Defence priority

ET Wants to Process Greater Sunrise Gas Onshore

East Timor's big, rich Beijing buddy

UNMIT Daily Media Review 

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24 - 26 February 2007

Coroner's Inquest on Balibo Killings

Cameraman Brian Peters was murdered with five other journalists at Balibo, East Timor, October 1975.

Whitlam's Timor culpability laid bare - Dunn
Opinion- Cleanse shame over Balibo five
Warrant for Ex-Indonesian General Not an Australian Govt Decision

Balibo Case- Spying game keeps its peace [3 Reports] 
Intercept confirmed Balibo journalists' deaths
Balibo inquest warrant issued as Whitlam faces questions by court 
Balibo Arrest Warrant To Be Ignored 
Whitlam's Timor culpability laid bare - Dunn 

Ridiculous efforts to protect museum-piece intelligence methods
NT connection could solve 32-year-old Balibo mystery
Key piece of Balibo case kept secret
Balibo inquest hears officials

Shots echo down years - Paul Stewart
A mother's hidden memory for a son who lost his father

Indonesian forces targeted Balibo Five, inquest told
Balibo witness saw men in a pool of blood
Balibo update- Another Witness Says Indonesian Army Burned Journalists' Bodies

Kiwi journo's death hushed up - author
James Dunn on Balibo
In cold blood- behind NZ deaths in Timor

Witness saw bodies of newsmen being burnt
Balibo witness weeps at inquest over shooting
Soldiers fired at house used for shelter, Balibo inquest hears
Newsman shot after surrendering: Balibo witness

Yunus Yosfiah comments on Balibo Five inquest
Yosfiah 'accused' over Balibo killings,

Balibo inquest begins, 31 years on

RSF: More witnesses confirm that “Balibo Five” were murdered by Indonesian forces*

ABC LateNight Live: The Truth About Balibo

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February 15 - 26 

East Timor PM to run for president
ETimor's rebel Fretilin faction won't support Alkatiri
ET's Deciding Year

Six prisoners escape from Dili prison

UN council extends East Timor mission for 12 months
Second East Timorese dies after Dili clash with Australian soldiers
148 arrested over Timor violence

Sending of troops to RI-E. Timor borders unlikely
Ex-Indonesian general pleads guilty in arms export case

CTF Tarnishing the Spirit of “Friendship” of Both Nations
Give Truth a Chance
Tempo by Ali Alatas- My Diplomatic Life [+JP Update- Timor Rights Hearing]
Soldiers were in Dili massacre, survivor claims
Howard's stance on East Timor labelled gung-ho

Can Human Rights Approach Help Eliminate Poverty in Timor-Leste?

UNMIT Daily Media Review 

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February 10 - 17

Up to 40 prisoners escape from jail in East Timor

Gusmao's new party shakes East Timor's political foundations
Appeal and Declaration for the People of Dili
Timor ex-minister faces 7 years in jail

Joint Declaration in response to the recommendations
East Timor asks for help as street violence continues

Conflict and the Election

JRH Statement to UN SC February 12, 2007
Horta urges more Portuguese police
East Timor PM says gas pact to be approved Feb. 19

A yellow light for ties between Indonesia and U.S.
RI-US Military Ties [4 updates]- Natural Regional Leader- Gen. Pace [+Arms Sales]
RI navy, US army hold one-month joint exercise in E Java
RI Rights Activists Doubt House's Commitment [+New Criminal Code-Free Speech]

UNMIT Daily Media Review 

16 February 2007
15 February 2007
13 February 2007
10 - 12 February 2007

Other Links (open in new window)

Blog Presidential Candidate of the Partido Socialista Timorense (PST)
Partido Democratico:  website in English and Tetum; Blog
PD: Attack on the President and Vice-SG of the Democratic Party in Timor-Leste

Fretilin Media Release: Resistance hero Lu-Olo to stand for President of Timor-Leste
FRETILIN proceeds with Gleno rally despite security concerns
FRETILIN supporters rally in Same

Xanana Republic Gazette - expat blog
New blog - Timor-Leste for Dummies

Transcript of UNMIT Press Conference - 16 February 2007

JSMP: The Commission of Truth and Friendship (CTF) Will Make a Big Mistake, If It Recommends an Amnesty

Statement from UNMIT on incident at the Airport IDP Camp
UNMIT: Timorese Government and UN move to alleviate rice shortages
UNMIT: Transcript of Press Conference (Feb 23)
UNMIT: The UN will provide an increased security response in Dili
UNMIT: Statement from SRSG on Violence in Dili
UNMIT: Prison Escapees

TAPOL: Potential Hawk deal signals step change in UK-Indonesia military ties

Watch Indonesia: Aide-Mémoire: Indonesia - Impunity must be brought to an end ­ all conflicts must be resolved by peaceful means
ETLJ: Defending the Truth and Friendship Commission
UNDP: Human Rights Training Opens A New Chapter In Timor-leste

Security Council Meets and Acts

Atul Khare (right), Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Timor-Leste and Head of Mission of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT), addresses a meeting on the Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT), at UN Headquarters in New York. UN Photo
UN: Security Council Extends Timor-leste Mission Until 26 February 2008, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 1745 (2007)

12 February 2007 -SC Meeting Transcript; Press Release; Video

UN: NY Press Conference Timor-Leste special Representative

Report of Secretary-General on UNMIT

UN: Timor-Leste Security Situation Remains ‘volatile,’ Warns SG
Security Council Report: February 2007. Timor-Leste


AUSGOV: Timor Sea Agreements: Setting the record straight
AUSGOV: National Interest Analysis of CMATS treaty
ODI with Engineers Against Poverty and AMEC: Learning from AMEC’s Oil and Gas Asset Support Operations in the Asia Pacific Region, with case-study of the Bayu-Undan Gas Recycle Project, Timor-Leste  1MB Full Reportrt; 219KB Summary Report

NZGOV: Goff Speech: Launch of Negligent Neighbour

UNDP: News Monthly February 2007

SC Report: Update Report on Security Sector Reform
UN: "We are more advanced in peacekeeping than in peacebuilding efforts"

Japan: Emergency grant aid for the presidential and parliamentary elections in Timor-Leste

UN: Report of the SG on the UNMIT (for the period from 9 August 2006 to 26 January 2007)
UN: New Permanent Representative Of TL Presents Credentials

Luis Cardoso's Requiem

Election Laws English and the official Portuguese:

UN: Third Report of the Electoral Certification Team

JSMP: Majority the Top Officials Asked to be witnesses in the case against the Defendant Rogerio F.T. Lobato
JSMP: Through the witness statement, Court ordered the Prosecutor to launch a criminal investigation against Railos and Liquica District PNTL Commander
JSMP: The Court Order to Provide Physical Protection Measures for Witnesses i Lobato case

National Statistics Directorate has Revamped their website: www.dne.mopf.gov.tl

Humanitarian Updates and Reports
Displaced villagers help unload emergency supplies.

MTRC: New Maps

Dili-gence: Dili via Google Earth

see also MTRC website for minutes of meetings, contact lists and more




UNICEF: Timor-Leste Now and the Future. January 2007
UNICEF: Skills for life in Timor-Leste

UNICEF: Humanitarian Action Report 20077 (Asia regional chapter), East Timor Summary

WFP: Timor Leste Emergency Food Security Assessment
WFP: Resourcing Update East Timor
TLGOV: National Disaster Contingency Plan for Flooding
MTRC: Directive - Food Aid Assistance To IDPs in 2007

NZGOV: NZ helps with emergency food aid in Timor Leste
AusAID: Further assistance for East Timor

OCHA: United Nations appeals for $16.6 million for Timor-Leste
OCHA: Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP): Appeal 2007 for Timor Leste
CARE: Timor Leste: Political and civil unrest yields another humanitarian crisis

BPA: TL Petroleum Fund surpasses one billion US dollars

Land O'Lakes: Agribusiness Capacity-Building in East Timor

The Word: Sectarian Violence and the Challenge of Nation-building

Living Timorously: Stop the Timor Tele-Con

USAID: U.S. Diplomat Visits Oecussi, Urges Action to Help the

UNMIT: UN Police Making Sweeping Arrests of 47
UNMIT: Trilateral Agreement Reached Between UN, Australia And RDTL
UNMIT: Trilateral Agreement for Security in Timor Leste

UN: Police, international force arrest 50 in Timor-Leste for gang fighting, crimes

La'o Hamutuk: World Bank reconstruction role in Timor-Leste creating problems by Guteriano Nicolau S. Neves
Reporters Without Borders: Annual Report 2007 East Timor, Indonesia

ETLJ: Ethnicity, Violence and Land and Property Disputes in Timor-Leste

Save the people’s money! (coalition pamphlet against the Timor legislature's pension law)

January 2007 issue of Guide Post Magazine

   Photos from E Timor
Example of some 3,000 graffiti images documented from around the 13 districts of East Timor that will be included in a book to be launched sometime in 2007. Photos by Chris Parkinson

Increase the Peace - New Video by the Dili Allstars
Return to Rai Ketak blog

ICRC: Passionate for change in Timor-Leste, Isabel Gutterres now leads the Timor Leste Red Cross Society

USAID: Fighting Illiteracy in Timor-Leste

TSDA: Joint Petroleum Development Area Fact Sheet
TSDA: Expression of Interest/Audit
TSDA: Audit Terms of Reference

AUSGOV: Downer Doorstop Interview, Beekman Place, New York on MOU

Security Council Report: Peacebuilding Commission update No. 5

Eureka Street: What it feels like to have to run
UNDP: Transforming Livelihoods in Timor-Leste's 'Forgotten' Frontier
UNDP: Opening A New Chapter in Fatumasi School in Respect of the Vulnerable
USAID: PM Horta Opens USAID-Backed Business Center

UN: Financing of the UNMIT, Report of the Fifth Committee
UN: Approved resources for peacekeeping operations for the period from 1 July 2006 to 30 June 2007
UN: Performance report on the budget of the United Nations of the United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor for the period from 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006
UN Stamps: First day of issue, 2 February 2007

February 4 - January 24 

UN East Timor mission should be extended, says Ban

USGOV: Bush budget requests for Indonesia and Timor for FY2008
Transcript: BBC Interview with Indonesia's Foreign Minister

East Timor opposes rebel's deal on charges
Escapee threat to E Timor elections

Charges against me dropped : Timor ex-PM
Alkatiri to sue ABC for role in downfall
Fretilin threat to snub Timor poll

Timor Sea deal backdown

JP: Bartering Still Thrives on the Maluku-Timor Leste Border

Draft law: Law on the Military Service

UNMIT Daily Media Review 
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