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.
The issue of the TNI destroying houses in Oe-cusse and raising their flag shows certain undemocratic factions in Indonesia are still at work trying to undermine East Timor independance and it will be interesting to see whether the Australia Government, the New Zealand Government or any other Western Power gives a shit. Thank you for putting up links to my website concerning Australian Government culpability in the Indonesian invasion of East Timor in 1975 and this story will go towards clarifying the mindset and policy behind what is still happening in East Timor.
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