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Jakarta Post

Group demands RI honor rights of Timor Leste citizens

  • Djemi Amnifu

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, July 19 2016   /  07:23 am

Many Timor Leste citizens remain stranded in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), years after a UN referendum that resulted in Timor Leste’s independence.

Timor Aswa’in Union Congress (Untas) in Kupang revealed that the many residents of both countries had been deprived of their right to welfare.

Untas chairman Eurico Guterres told The Jakarta Post at the closing of the congress on Monday that it had been recommended that the Indonesian government maintain ties with Timor Leste and other countries.

The third Untas, added Eurico, also unanimously elected the chairman and the general secretary of Untas for the 2016-2019 period. Eurico was elected chairman, Florencio Mario Viera general secretary and Filomeno de Jesus Hornay chairman of the consultative board.

“The other positions will be organized within the next 30 days,” said Eurico.

In the future...