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Army says Timor integration legal

Reuters - June 16, 1998 (excerpts)

Jakarta – Indonesia's army chief said on Tuesday that East Timor's integration into Indonesia is supported by the territory's people, countering open calls for a referendum on self determination for the territory.

"All the people of the youngest province of Indonesia continue to want integration," Subagyo Hadisiswoyo told reporters after installing Major-General Adam Damiri as the new commander of the Udayana military region in Denpasar, Bali. The Udayana region covers all the islands from Bali to East Timor. Subagyo said the territory's integration into Indonesia 22 years ago was official and legal.