Subject: RDP: Resistance warns Indonesia on deploying bombs, mines
Date: Sat, 06 Mar 1999 08:36:46 -0500
From: "John M. Miller" <>

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Resistance warns Indonesia on deploying bombs, mines RDP Antena 1 radio, Lisbon, in Portuguese 1300 gmt 25 Feb 99

[Presenter] The Timorese resistance has accused Indonesia of introducing into the territory German-made bombs and other weapons. The military commander, Falur Ratek Laek [phonetic], told RDP International's programme Timor Loro-Sae about the instability in the territory, particularly in Dili. He warned that if the Indonesian civilian militias continue to act, then the resistance will not just stand and watch.

[Laek] They are arming a considerable number of men, Timorese, our brothers and now with their practices and attitudes they are fuelling and creating confusion, confusion and division among our people and in particular among youths, who are assassinated day after day. So, we, the guerrillas and I, as commander of Region 3, have sent my reservations and my concerns, via means at my disposal, to the military commanders. [Indistinct sentence]. If they insist on creating these divisions, I will not cross my arms and wait for (?everything to be destroyed).

From what I can see in the last few months they have been bringing in new material: bombs, anti-personnel mines and bombs which I believe are explosives of mass destruction, some of them made in Japan. The bombs are made in Germany, navy material which I believe was given by the German government [word indistinct] before Suharto's downfall. I already have in my hands all this materiel, all these products. The bombs, the mines - I don't know - but they have been setting up three machines on the southern coast of our region.

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