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March 8, 2024

Lusa - March 8, 2024

The Timor-Leste non-governmental organisation Mahein Foundation on Thursday alerted the government to the public's discontent with the lack of "seriousness and urgency" in improving peo

May 7, 2020

South China Morning Post - May 7, 2020

Richard Maude – Indonesian President Joko Widodo, facing pressure to act aggressively against rising coronavirus infections, has declared a national emergency and given virus hotspots

March 11, 2020

Associated Press - March 11, 2020

Dili – A six-party coalition in East Timor has chosen independence hero Xanana Gusmao to lead the next government, pending approval from the country's president.

March 10, 2020

Tempo Timor - March 10, 2020

Dili – The new coalition consisting of six political parties wants CNRT-leader Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao to become the new prime minister of Timor-Leste.

Al Jazeera - March 10, 2020

A six-party coalition in East Timor is ready to form a government led by independence hero Xanana Gusmao, it has told President Francisco Guterres in a letter, the coalition's spokesma

Reuters - March 10, 2020

Dili – A six-party coalition in Timor-Leste is ready to form a government led by independence hero Xanana Gusmao, it told President Francisco Guterres in a letter, according to the coa

February 27, 2020

The Diplomat - February 27, 2020

David Hutt – Yet another government has fallen in Timor-Leste, as Prime Minister Taur Matan Ruak last week offered up his resignation, following the breakup of a ruling coalition.

Tempo Timor - February 27, 2020

Dili – After the CNRT, the party of the East-Timorese independence leader Xanana Gusmao, decided to abstain on 17 January during the vote in parliament on the national budget for 2020,

February 26, 2020

Brisbane Times - February 26, 2020

Nelson de la Cruz, Dili – The Prime Minister of East Timor says he is prepared to stay in office until a solution can be found "to guarantee government activities in our country".

February 25, 2020

The Diplomat - February 25, 2020

Raimundos Oki – Timor-Leste's prime minister offered his resignation Tuesday after the budget failed to pass in Parliament.

The Guardian - February 25, 2020

Guardian staff and agencies – The prime minister of Timor-Leste has sent a letter of resignation to the president, after the collapse of a coalition supporting him in parliament, plung

February 24, 2020

Asia Pacific Report - February 24, 2020

Evaristo Soares Martins, Dili – Early elections cannot be allowed to "become the political culture" in Timor-Leste, says the leader of the opposition Fretilin party, Dr Mari Alkatiri.

February 22, 2020

Presidential Power - February 22, 2020

For the second time in president Lu Olo's term (elected 2017), Timor-Leste is experiencing a severe political crisis and has been without a functioning government since early January.

February 20, 2020

World Socialist Website - February 20, 2020

Patrick O'Connor – After just a year-and-a-half in office, East Timor's coalition government has collapsed.

February 11, 2020

Tempo Timor - February 11, 2020

Dili – After a seven-hour long discussion, the national leaders agreed that the president must find ways to resolve the current political crisis that Timor-Leste is facing.

January 20, 2020

The Interpreter - January 20, 2020

Michael Leach – In an extraordinary development, the government's revised budget for 2020 failed to pass Timor-Leste's parliament last Friday, despite the governing alliance having an

March 1, 2018

Fundasaun Mahein Statement - March 1, 2018

Since last July, Timor-Leste has endured political gridlock that has kept attention on political parties and sidelined the development of policies that could benefit the people of Timor

November 18, 2011

International Crisis Group - November 18, 2011


September 14, 2008

United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste - September 14, 2008

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May 14, 2008

Green Left Weekly - May 14, 2008

Tony Iltis – A realignment of political forces appears to be underway in East Timor, with the signing of an agreement for a strategic alliance for future elections between the largest p

May 1, 2008

October 10, 2006

International Crisis Group (Brussles/Jakarta) Asia Report No 120 - 10 October 2006

January 1, 2003

Red Pepper (UK) - January 2003

Shravanti Reddy – What began as a peaceful student protest on December 4 in the East Timor capital city of Dili ended in the largest violent conflict the nation has seen since independe

December 20, 2002

World Socialist Web Site - December 20, 2002

John Ward and Peter Symonds – In the wake of violent protests in the capital of Dili on December 4, the East Timorese government, backed by UN officials, has attempted to deflect attent

December 16, 2002

Lusa - December 16, 2002

Dili – The parliamentary inquiry into Dili's deadly rioting found that street demonstrations began "spontaneously" but appeared to have turned into mob action for "political motivations

January 23, 1999

Agence France Presse - January 23, 1999

Jakarta – Renewed violence and killings underscored tension Saturday in the eastern Indonesian city of Ambon after days of rioting that left 45 dead and massive destruction, residents s

January 22, 1999

Indonesian Observer - January 22, 1999

Jakarta – Sporadic clashes between two ethnic groups have flared up in West Kalimantan, claiming four lives and injuring one man seriously.

January 21, 1999

Associated Press - January 21, 1999 (abridged)

Jakarta – Security forces patrolled three remote eastern Indonesian islands and imposed a curfew Friday after days of deadly rioting by rival mobs of Christians and Muslims.

Reuters - January 21, 1999

Surabaya – Five people accused of being black magicians were murdered over the past two weeks in Indonesia's East Java province, a cleric said on Thursday.

Agence France Presse - January 21, 1999

Jakarta – At least five outbreaks of mob violence on Indonesia's Java island marred the two-day Moslem Eid al-Fitr holiday in addition to rioting in Maluku in which 20 died, officials a

January 20, 1999

Associated Press - January 20, 1999

Jakarta – Bloody rioting among rival mobs of Christians and Muslims flared for a third straight day Thursday on a remote island in eastern Indonesia.

January 16, 1999

Australian Financial Review - January 16, 1999

Greg Earl, Jakarta – The Indonesian Government has warned domestic critics it would be courting disaster to back away from a 300 trillion rupiah ($50 billion) bank recapitalisation prog

Jakarta Post - January 16, 1999

Clashes among residents from several villages in the district of Sabbang in LUWU regency which have killed at least three people and injured dozens more continued on Thursday.

Jakarta Post - January 16, 1999

Jakarta – The country's crippled rupiah tumbled again on Friday to hit an intraday low of 9,300 against the U.S.

January 15, 1999

Associated Press - January 15, 1999

Jakarta – The total number of Indonesian now living in poverty has reached 130 million, a sharp increase from 80 million in mid-last year, an official report said Friday.

January 13, 1999

Indonesian Observer - January 13, 1999

Bandung – West Java Police Chief Major General Chairuddin yesterday said his office would deploy sharpshooters along coastal roads to protect travelers during the post-Ramadhan festivit

Reuters - January 13, 1999

Andrew Marshall, Jakarta – The Indonesian rupiah dropped more than five percent against the dollar on Wednesday on regional weakness, fears of fresh domestic unrest and wrangling over t

Jakarta Post - January 13, 1999

Jakarta – At least 39,800 hectares of plantations were looted during 1998, causing an estimated material loss of around Rp 196 billion (about US$26 million), a senior official of the Mi

Straits Times - January 13, 1999

Jakarta – Indonesia could lose US$5 billion in foreign investment due to political and security problems, Investment Minister Hamzah Haz was quoted as saying yesterday.

Asia Inc - January 13, 1999

It's late on Saturday afternoon, but the man who runs the fourth-largest nation on earth isn't anticipating any weekend relaxation.

January 11, 1999

Straits Times - January 11, 1999

Jakarta – This city is facing the prospect of buckling under the strain of a number of serious social problems resulting from sharp increases in the number of jobless people and a conti

January 10, 1999

Reuters - January 10, 1999

Jakarta – Thousands of villagers went on a rampage in Indonesia's South Sumatra, torching vehicles and houses after four suspected thieves were beaten to death by residents of another v

January 7, 1999

Agence France Presse - January 7, 1999

Jakarta – Mob violence rocked two cities in the Indonesian provinces of Central Java and West Kalimantan, leaving a dozen people injured, including one with a gunshot wound, reports sai

January 3, 1999

Agence France Presse - January 3, 1999

Jakarta – Rumours of deaths in police custody and anti-Chinese tensions sparked new unrest in Indonesia, reports said Sunday.

Agence France Presse - January 3, 1999 (abridged)

Jakarta – New unrest has been sparked in several Indonesian towns by rumours of deaths in police custody, environmental pollution and anti-Chinese tensions, reports said Sunday.

Reuters - January 3, 1999

Jakarta – Nine civilians were killed and 23 seriously injured when Indonesian troops fired on "separatists" Sunday after a mob attacked a government building in the rebellious province

Agence France Presse - January 3, 1999

Jakarta – The Indonesian military found a body believed to be the fourth of seven soldiers killed in an apparent ambush in the troubled province of Aceh as a search continued for two ma

December 7, 1998

Time - December 7, 1998

Terry Mccarthy, Jakarta – When Jimmy Siahae hit the ground, that was the end. The Muslim mob never let him up again.

December 3, 1998

Far Easter Economic Review - December 3, 1998

John McBeth, Bireuen – Mention Indonesia's financial crisis to betel-nut farmer Abdullah Ali and the bony face under the floppy hat cracks into a delighted grin.

December 2, 1998

Retuters - December 2, 1998

Gde Anugrah Arka, Jakarta – Indonesia's ailing rupiah is out of intensive care and in the recovery ward – but anxious eyes are on the chart for any sign of a relapse.