25 November 2010
VIDEO: East Timor - Past & Future
24 Nov 2010 13:00:00 GMT Wten by: Thin Lei Win DILI (AlertNet) - The people of East Timor spoke to AlertNet about the changes that took place in their lives and the country in the 8 years since the nation gained full independence, and express their wishes on the country's future.
In 2002, East Timor became the youngest nations in the world when gained full independence from Indonesia, which invaded the country in 1975.
The road had been long and hard and the country remains fragile.
Reminders of the bloodshed caused by pro-Jakarta militia in 1999 when Timorese voted to become independent are still very visible in the country today.