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Keta Haluha

A blogger living on again and off again in Dili, Timor-Leste. Interests: the border regions, uniforms, current affairs, history, corruption, and bananas.

Don't forget that “Keta Haluha” means “Don't forget” in Tetun.

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Latest posts by Keta Haluha

2 September 2014

Online Photos Show an Ex-Militia Leader Wanted for Crimes Against Humanity Quietly Returned to Timor-Leste

Jorge Tavares was a senior pro-Indonesian politician cum militia leader and is wanted for crimes against humanity, including the systematic murder of people who supported independence.

23 September 2010

East Timor: The Past is Present

For many East Timorese families that have lived through the violent Indonesian occupation, the past is still present. The poignant words of Fidelis Magalhães - the son of a slain...

5 September 2010

Timorese on Facebook

In the last year and a half there has been something of a surge in the use of the social media by East Timor netizens. While blogs are proliferating, Facebook...

15 March 2010

Justice for Timor. A 2010 point of view.

East Timor: Portuguese Language Under Attack

Timor Police Ninja Operation

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...

25 January 2010

Timor Police Brutality Video

Police brutality in Timor-Leste is not new, but getting it on video is. This is something of a “Rodney King” moment for Timor-Leste and its police service.

4 January 2010

Killing Kuka: Timorese Youth Gunned Down

Twenty-five year old Kuka Lebre from East Timor was shot and killed by the local police last week. His death generated a strong reaction in the country. GV author Keta...

7 October 2009

Indonesia, East Timor: Border Dispute Heats Up

On 4 October 2009 the Timorese online media TimorOhin [Tet.] [TimorToday], reported that an old border dispute between Indonesia and East Timor has flared up once again in the Oecusse...

1 October 2009

Cova Lima, East Timor: Political conflict can lead to consitutional crisis

The isolated district of Cova Lima, Timor-Leste has produced two major stories last month. While one is headline news in the English and Tetun speaking press, the other has received...