Subject: AN: ABRI on Jun 7 elections in ET
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 09:11:51 -0500
From: "John M. Miller" <fbp@igc.apc.org>

BBC Summary of World Broadcasts March 19, 1999, Friday

Campaigns for general election should be held in "enclosed areas" Antara news agency, Jakarta, in English 0000 gmt 17 Mar 99

Text of report by Indonesian news agency Antara web site

Dili, East Timor, 17th March: Campaigns for the 7th June general election should be conducted in enclosed areas, chief of the 164 Wiradharma district military command, Col Tono Suratman, said Wednesday [17th March]. "Each political party could convey its platform through (state television) TVRI, (state radio station) RRI or meetings held in enclosed areas without needing to mobilize the masses," he told newsmen here.

He said such campaigns will help the security apparatus maintain peace in East Timor.

He said several political parties have 30 days to conduct their campaigns, meaning that more than one party will have to campaign in one day. He also noted that campaigns should not be conducted by paying the masses to mobilize them.

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