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East Timor after 10 years: A rotten fruit of independence

  • Mateus Marco Goncalves


| Sun, August 30 2009 | 11:55 am

PREMIUM Ten years have passed since East Timor's people elected to rid themselves of occupation by the Indonesian military through a popular consultation on Aug. 30, 1999. As soon as the result of the ballot was announced by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, on Sept. 4, the Indonesian military and its proxy militias played the swan song of their reign of terror over the battered society. The forced r...