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June 17, 2000 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They are the losers in the struggle for East Timor, where ballots ultimately proved more powerful than bullets. They are angry and bitter, betrayed, they believe, by "white-skin people"--the United Nations, Western journalists, Australian peacekeepers--who stole their homeland from under their very noses. Now they sit and plan in a semi-furnished villa in the hills above Kupang, the forlorn capital of Indonesia's West Timor province.
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June 17, 2000 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They are the losers in the struggle for East Timor, where ballots ultimately proved more powerful than bullets. They are angry and bitter, betrayed, they believe, by "white-skin people"--the United Nations, Western journalists, Australian peacekeepers--who stole their homeland from under their very noses. Now they sit and plan in a semi-furnished villa in the hills above Kupang, the forlorn capital of Indonesia's West Timor province.
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March 19, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Indonesia's government said it would stand by its decision to ban an Australian journalist who has reported on human rights abuses. Lindsay Murdoch, 48, who writes for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age newspapers, has not been allowed to renew his journalist visa, which expired March 10. The Foreign Ministry refused to say why the renewal was rejected. But authorities may have been angered by two of Murdoch's reports.
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September 28, 1999 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, supported by officials of more than a dozen Asian nations, warned Indonesian Foreign Minister Ali Abdullah Alatas on Monday that his government risks the loss of crucial IMF and World Bank credits unless it starts protecting refugees from East Timor. Albright told Alatas that Indonesia must rein in militias that are terrorizing refugees who fled to West Timor and elsewhere in Indonesia.
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September 29, 1999 | JIM MANN
Sometimes you have to wonder if the Clinton administration is out to give the cause of international human rights a bad name. Twice this year, the administration has set out--rightly and commendably--to protect an essentially helpless group of people overseas from being persecuted and uprooted. The first time, it was the Albanians of Kosovo; over the last few weeks, it has been the people of East Timor.
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September 15, 1999 | DAVID LAMB and MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Indonesian troops here were placed on high alert Tuesday in anticipation of a U.N. Security Council vote creating an Australian-led peacekeeping force for East Timor, Western military sources said.
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September 15, 1999 | MAGGIE FARLEY and DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Security Council early this morning authorized an Australian-led interim peacekeeping force to stop the violence that has ravaged East Timor since its people voted for independence from Indonesia on Aug. 30. A multinational force of 5,000 to 7,000 troops, including soldiers from neighboring Asian nations specially requested by Indonesia, could be on the ground as early as this weekend.
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