Subject: JawaP: W TImor says no politics for new E Timor party

BBC Summary of World Broadcasts New pro-Indonesian party to establish in East Timor

'Jawa Pos' web site, Surabaya, in Indonesian 25 May 00

Text of report by Indonesian newspaper 'Jawa Pos' web site on 25th May

Kupang: The NTT [East Nusa Tenggara] provincial government has forbidden the Timorese People's Party (PPT) from engaging in practical politics - for example, holding meetings - on NTT territory. "I have informed PPT leader Herminio da Silva da Costa not to hold political meetings in NTT," NTT Deputy Governor Johanis Pake Pani told reporters in Kupang yesterday [24th May]. Pani asked the leader [da Costa] of the party that would become a participant in the first general elections in East Timor at the beginning of 2001 to coordinate with the UN agency involved with refugees (UNHCR) and the UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET). "I also asked [da Costa] to confine his political activities to East Timor, not NTT," he said. The PPT [a pro-integrationist party] was declared in Kupang on 7th May.

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Kupang—UNTAS figure Joanico Cesario responds to recent statements by Hermenio da Silva da Costa, saying that he is only trying to promote his own career after failing to obtain a leadership position within UNTAS. He also questioned Hermenio’s claim to be former "chief of staff" of PPI, saying no had ever elevated him to that position. Cesario also questioned the presence of Untaet spokesman Colin Stewart in NTT, saying that Untaet had no business here, and suggesting that Stewart may simply be a spy.

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