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“You have all seen the way the 30 August election was conducted. It was peaceful and calm. Because of that, I appeal to all of you to return home to your country of birth so that you can live peacefully with all of us, ... We will congratulate which party that gets the most votes. Those parties that do not get enough votes must not be disappointed because they will have an opportunity again in four or five years time,” Nobel Peace Laureate Bishop Carlos Ximenes Belo
See also: BD: 'Refugees' & Missing Persons

BD: Peoples' Participation / Participação Dos Povos / Partisipasaun Politika

 

Bahasa Indonesia Headlines ­ Monday 3 September 2001

Bishop Belo invites refugees to return because of peaceful election

Suara Timor Lorosae

front page third lead

Nobel Peace Laureate Bishop Carlos Ximenes Belo urged all those Timorese still in refugee camps in Indonesia-controlled West Timor to return home soon in order to develop the new nation.

“You have all seen the way the 30 August election was conducted. It was peaceful and calm. Because of that, I appeal to all of you to return home to your country of birth so that you can live peacefully with all of us,” said Bishop Belo.

Bishop Belo said everyone was waiting for the elections results with a calm and peacerful attitude.

“We will congratulate which party that gets the most votes. Those parties that do not get enough votes must not be disappointed because they will have an opportunity again in four or five years time,” added Bishop Belo.


See also:

BD: 'Refugees' & Missing Persons - A collection of recent information, reports, articles and news

BD: Peoples' Participation / Participação Dos Povos / Partisipasaun Politika - A collection of recent media releases, reports and articles


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