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La'o Hamutuk home page

La'o Hamutuk home page | East Timor | Scoop.it

Timor-Leste Institute for Development Monitoring and Analysis

 

La’o Hamutuk is a joint Timor-Leste-international organization that seeks to monitor and to report on the activities of the principal international institutions present in Timor-Leste as they relate to the physical and social reconstruction of the country. Their website gives information about various planned agrofuel developments in the country.

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FALINTIL | Facebook

FALINTIL | Facebook | East Timor | Scoop.it

“East Timorese media organisation Tempo Semanal published almost 900 resistance-related images on its Facebook fan page. The photographs appear to range in time from 1975 to the early post-1999 referendum period. They include many portraits of Falintil leaders and troops and life in resistance areas”, blog Timor Archives informs. Falintil, the Armed Forces for the National Liberation of East Timor, was founded in August 20, 1975.

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MEO Australia and Eni poised to drill key Timor Sea gas appraisal well

MEO Australia and Eni poised to drill key Timor Sea gas appraisal well | East Timor | Scoop.it
MEO Australia (ASX: MEO) and operator Eni are just weeks from drilling the highly anticipated Heron South-1 well in the Timor Sea offshore Northern Territory that will appraise the Heron-2 gas discovery.
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Hundreds mourn victim of E Timor post-poll violence | East Timor Law and Justice Bulletin

Hundreds mourn victim of E Timor post-poll violence | East Timor Law and Justice Bulletin | East Timor | Scoop.it

The Court of Appeal on Tuesday confirmed the results of the July 7 polls, in which Gusmao's CNRT won 30 seats. Fretilin walked away with 25 while PD got eight and Frenti-Mudanca received two.

CNRT's win was three short of the majority needed in the 65-seat parliament to govern alone.

 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

 

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Timor Leste clashes break out after prime minister forms coalition

Timor Leste clashes break out after prime minister forms coalition | East Timor | Scoop.it
Protesters angry that coalition would exclude Fretilin party from government destroyed cars and damaged houses...
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East Timor wants gas pipeline and plans to build supply base | Macauhub English

East Timor wants gas pipeline and plans to build supply base | Macauhub English | East Timor | Scoop.it
The East Timor government believes that the choice of the south coast of the country for the new gas pipeline running from the Greater Sunrise field, which it shares with Australia, will prevail.

Pires said that the pipeline would extend over 150 kilometres to the East Timor coast [230 if more geologically troublesome areas are avoided] and over 530 kilometres to the Australian coast.

“We have the south coast mapped out and we have chosen a route for the gas pipeline. We have depths of 2,800 metres and the maximum could be 3,300 metres, with current technologies. We have done those feasibility studies,” the Secretary of State said.

In May at the celebration of 10 years of the country’s independence the Timorese government decided to present a small sample of the pipeline that it hopes to bring to the south of the country – and it did so in front of the Government Palace.

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East Timor election campaigns draw to a close

East Timor election campaigns draw to a close | East Timor | Scoop.it
East Timor has entered its second-last day of active campaigning for its Parliamentary elections, with a two day cooling off period before the vote on Saturday.
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WPR Article | Global Insider: A Partnership Emerges for Timor-Leste and Indonesia

WPR Article | Global Insider: A Partnership Emerges for Timor-Leste and Indonesia | East Timor | Scoop.it
In an email interview, Cillian Nolan, a Southeast Asia analyst at the Jakarta office of the International Crisis Group, discussed relations between Indonesia and Timor-Leste.
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UMA LULIK blog

UMA LULIK blog | East Timor | Scoop.it

Nasceu a 17 NOV 2007, o blogue UMA LULIK (Casa Sagrada, em tétum) que pretende, maioritariamente, abordar assuntos sobre Timor-Leste. Visitas regulares são aconselhadas e contributos válidos serão bem recebidos! Escreva-nos!

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Falintil: Building the archival record

Falintil: Building the archival record | East Timor | Scoop.it

August 20 is celebrated annually in Timor-Leste as the foundation day of Falintil*, the East Timorese resistance army. Falintil was founded in 1975, initially as a military wing of Fretilin, to fight in the brief civil war and then the many years of resistance to Indonesian military occupation which followed.

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UN chief urged to raise East Timor rights abuses | Asia Pacific | ABC Radio Australia

the UN has had the opportunity. There was independent commission of inquiry in 2005 that recommended that an international criminal tribunal, similar to that set up for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda should be established for East Timor, but that was rejected by the UN for a number of reasons.

 

It's a very complex issue, because you have the situation where the Indonesian government has been unwilling to cooperate at all with the investigations and prosecutions that have taken place. Indeed, many of those accused are still in Indonesia. And you also have this dynamic as you mentioned, where you have the National Government that's trying to push forward and tell people to be forward looking, but the evidence that we have including... I was in Dili last year, and met with many victims and representatives of victims organisations that victims that suffered these horrific crimes feel that they've been forgotten and that they have no hope for justice or even for reparation to help them rebuild their lives.

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Sa'a ni - Leukana (Together)

Sa'a ni is a group of musicians featured on the album Ne'e Hau Nia Moris: Songs from the Lautem District, Timor-Leste. Sa'a ni's tracks on the album were rec...
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Post-poll protests hit East Timor

Post-poll protests hit East Timor | East Timor | Scoop.it
Protesters demonstrate in East Timor after the ruling party says that opposition will not be part of a coalition government.
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Inaquery - Tua (Palm Wine)

Inaquery is a group of musicians featured on the album Ne'e Hau Nia Moris: Songs from the Lautem District, Timor-Leste. Inaquery's tracks on the album were r...
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No clean sweep - A poor country with a tragic past argues over its nest-egg

No clean sweep - A poor country with a tragic past argues over its nest-egg | East Timor | Scoop.it

...more than 20 mostly tiny parties will contest the 65 seats. Only two have a chance of winning: the Congresso Nacional de Reconstrução de Timor-Leste (CNRT) led by Xanana Gusmão, a charismatic former independence leader and now prime minister, and the Frente Revolucionária de Timor-Leste Independente (Fretilin), the party under whose flag the independence struggle was fought. Neither is likely to win an absolute majority.

....But Mr Gusmão’s critics, among them Fretilin’s secretary-general, Mari Alkatiri, say his government has been spending unsustainably, bringing high inflation—an annual rate of nearly 18%—and risking emptying the Petroleum Fund within ten years. They also argue that the huge expenditure has benefited only a fifth of the population, even as over half still live in the sort of poverty seen in the poorest parts of Africa. Malnutrition among children is common, maternal mortality is one of the highest in Asia, and infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and hepatitis-B are endemic.

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Talk is cheap on East Timor's financial future

Talk is cheap on East Timor's financial future | East Timor | Scoop.it

The recording, made in December 2010 but given anonymously to the Herald by an Australian source last week, shows Mr de Castro being, at the very least, indiscreet and reckless. Perhaps he is joking about spending millions of dollars intended to protect the future of one of the most impoverished people in the world.

If he's not joking, his words are considerably more serious.

In response to ribbing from three Australian companions, Mr de Castro talks about opening a $5 million Swiss bank account, and about refusing an offer of a private jet and an apartment in Singapore because, ''I'd have to explain that''.

He says he is going to live in England as part of ''a separate deal''. Multimillion-dollar sums are tossed around - $600 million a year that he will control and in which his friends can partake, but which the vice-president of the World Bank in Washington had told him ''was fraudulent''.


Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/talk-is-cheap-on-east-timors-financial-future-20120703-21fi3.html#ixzz1zqJ3FaXV
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