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· March, 2010

Stories about Timor-Leste from March, 2010

Justice for Timor. A 2010 point of view.

  15 March 2010

Timorese activist and accomplished photographer  Zésopol Caminha interviews Australian academic Dr. Clinton Fernandes on the prospects for justice for crimes against humanity committed between 1975 and 1999 during Indonesia's occupation of Timor-Leste.

East Timor: Portuguese Language Under Attack

  15 March 2010

In what is a dramatic reversal of official position Timor Hau Nia Doben reports that the President of the National Parliament agrees with recent statements by General Taur Matan Ruak that Portuguese language should be removed from Timor-Leste. [Addendum 16 March: a reader very correctly point out an error, Ruak...

Timor Police Ninja Operation

  15 March 2010

There has been much ado about "ninjas" in Timor-Leste recently. The police ordered a crackdown against these criminal "ninja" groups but some suggest that the matter is being overblown and is a political game.

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East Timor: Oil wealth and national survival

  6 March 2010

The oil coming from East Timor's oil fields is already the country's greatest source of revenue. Debates over potential changes to the Petroleum Law and the National Oil Company will likely be the most important political debates this year.

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