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"Twenty-six councilors out the 30-member National Council will be making their way to Darwin between 8 May - 10 May to seek further data on the Timor Gap. This data will be used by the National Council to analyze the involvement of the Australian government and Philips Petroleum in the development of the Timor Gap, said National Council President Manuel Carascalao yesterday." Timor Post
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Bahasa Indonesia Headlines - Thursday 3 May, 2001

NC Members Off To Darwin To Gather Data On Timor Gap

Timor Post


Page 4 lead

Twenty-six councilors out the 30-member National Council will be making their way to Darwin between 8 May - 10 May to seek further data on the Timor Gap. This data will be used by the National Council to analyze the involvement of the Australian government and Philips Petroleum in the development of the Timor Gap, said National Council President Manuel Carascalao yesterday.
Manuel said the NC members were not forced to go to Darwin by any party. He said the members were given a choice of registering if they wanted to make the trip.

Manuel gave his reasons for the Darwin data-gathering trip.

“If we wait for UNTAET to brief us, then everything would be deemed a secret. UNTAET is here only for a limited period and Timor Lorosae will be independent soon. Therefore the people need to know the actual facts,” said the NC president.

According to Manuel, while the NC members are in Darwin they will meet all parties that have stakes in the Timor Gap from Australian government officials to petroleum industry people.


See also:
BD: TIMOR OIL - A collection of recent reports, position statements, petitions, articles and news


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