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TAPOL: Congratulations to Arsenio Bano, Minister of Labour
TAPOL is happy and proud to learn that our good friend Arsenio Bano has been appointed Minister for Labour and Solidarity in the Second Transitional Government in East Timor, as an Independent.
This is great news. He is holding a post which we in TAPOL believe to be of crucial significance in protecting the rights of workers and developing a tradition of solidarity between East Timor and other peoples in the world.
Arsenio spent several years working here as TAPOL and we learned to appreciate his fine qualities as an observer and analyst of events in East Timor and Indonesia. After returning to East Timor before the end of 1999, he threw himself into working to strengthen NGOs and civil society, later becoming the executive director of the East Timor NGO Forum.
We congratulate him on his appointment and wish him all the best.
Carmel Budiardjo

TAPOL, the Indonesia Human Rights Campaign
111 Northwood Road, Thornton Heath, Croydon CR7 8HW, UK.
tel +44 020 8771 2904 fax +44 020 8653 0322

TAPOL, the Indonesia Human Rights Campaign  Up-dated May 1
Defending victims of oppression in Indonesia and East Timor, 1973-2001
TAPOL - which means political prisoner in Indonesian - is a leading English language authority campaigning on the human rights situation in Indonesia and East Timor. Estab in 1973, TAPOL has depended on networking with organisations in Indonesia, with NGOs in the UK and with solidarity groups around the world.
TAPOL produces the bi-monthly TAPOL Bulletin; occasional reports and briefing papers and other publications. Australian subscribers to TAPOL Bulletin may pay in A$ to: TAPOL (Australia) PO Box 121, Clifton Hill, Vic 3068 Rates for Individuals A$45, Unwaged A$22, Institutions A$80
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