11 June 2010

Indonesia’s TNI soldiers destroy social houses in Oe-cusse

Radio Timor-Leste, May 31, 2010 language source: Tetun - 28 of the Indonesia’s TNI soldiers have illegally entered Timorese territory and destroyed two social houses in Beneufe village in Oe-Cusse district last Saturday (29/5).

Oe-Cusse Border Police Commander, Arlindo Cofe said the TNI soldiers were from the security post at Oe-poli of Kupang [in West Timor] and said all were armed.

They are from battalion 742 based in Natauka, they said these two buildings should not have been constructed here. I do not know the reason why, but this case should not be resolved with the Timorese Government’s policy,” Cofe said.

Oe-Cusse residents said this case happened in relation to the border demarcation that is about to be concluded by Timor-Leste and Indonesia.
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