|Subject: Malaysia expresses concern on East
Bernama, July 29, 2000
Malaysia expresses concern on East Timor camps
KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia has expressed concern over the deteriorating security situation in some refugee camps in West Timor, its Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Mohammad Kamal Yan Yahaya, said.
"We are particularly dismayed that small groups of thugs are carrying out with impunity a campaign of intimidation in these camps," he said at the UN Security Council briefing on the situation in East Timor, yesterday.
His statement was faxed to Bernama by Malaysia's Permanent Mission to the UN.
Malaysia, he said, deeply regretted the seriously deteriorationg security conditions had caused the cancellation of registration of East Timorese refugees in the main camps in Kupang and the border district of West Timor.
"Also, the repeated abuse and threats by the militias on the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and UN High Commisioner for Refugees (UNHCR) staff are a serious cause of concern," he told Bernama.
Note: For those who would like to fax "the powers that be" - CallCenter V3.5.8, is a Native 32-bit Voice Telephony software application integrated with fax and data communications... and it's free of charge! Download from http://www.v3inc.com/