East Timor and West Irian
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East Timor and West Irian by Keith Suter

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Published by Minority Rights Group in London .
Written in English


  • Civil rights -- Indonesia.,
  • Timor Timur (Indonesia) -- History.,
  • Irian Jaya (Indonesia) -- History.,
  • Indonesia -- Ethnic relations.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Keith Suter.
SeriesReport (Minority Rights Group) -- no. 42
The Physical Object
Pagination24 p. :
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13590462M

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  From West Irian to Aceh. The book does not have a happy ending with independence. The legacy of a long brutal occupation will linger for decades. East Timor became one of the poorest nation on Earth, with widespread illiteracy. How will most people earn anything more than a subsistance living? And there are open sores of grudges between various Cited by: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Suter, Keith. East Timor, West Papua / Irian and Indonesia. London: MRG, (OCoLC) Material Type. East Timor, West Papua/Irian and Indonesia (Minority Rights Group Report S.), ISBN , ISBN , Like New Used, Free shipping in the US Seller Rating: % positive. Like East Timor, Aceh wants independence but it is paying a terrible price, and since September 11 things have got much worse. This book gets inside a conflict. Includes a final chapter on institutionalized impunity, the legacy of East Timor and the reality of West Papua.

Author of more than ten books on Southeast Asia, the Malay World and Indonesia, His books on Timor include: A Geo-Historical Atlas of East-Timor in (translated into English in ), a history of Christianism in East and West Timor (in ), A History of Cartography and Travel to Timor Island (in ), and Timor-Leste in Search of. As Nonie Sharp concluded in a passionate plea for the West Papuan people in her book, The Rule of the Sword: For the delicately balanced, fragile and repressive Indonesian state, time is now on the side of East Timor and West Irian for West Irian, the form which exploitation has taken has created a social basis for the spread of. Irian Jaya – where fighting has broken out between the police and Indonesian army units – has all the hallmarks of another East Timor. Queensland academic, Greg Poulgrain, who recently visited the resource-rich province, explains the background to the violence. West Papuans have defied a ban by the Chief of Police, Brigadier-General Wenas, on hoisting.   A centralizing ‘Indonesian identity’ was forged as the country replaced the Portuguese and the Dutch as the imperial power in East Timor and Irian Jaya respectively. In the late s, this Indonesia — built on political paternalism and economic prosperity — tottered as Asian Financial Crisis hit kleptocrats and crony capitalists hard.

Buy East Timor, West Papua/Irian and Indonesia by Keith Suter from Waterstones today! Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £ This book has been cited by the following publications. “A Constitutional Framework for a Special Autonomy for East Timor: Annex to the Agreements Signed by Portugal and Indonesia at the United Nations 5 May ” [cited 2 July ]. “The autonomous province of West Irian,” Jakarta: Ministry of Information, Republic of. As West Papua edges closer to independence from Indonesia, necessary actions will be discussed in hope of avoiding another East-Timor-esque atrocity. This assignment is restricted to only utilising secondary research data; however, it is not limited to analysing transformative mixed methods research for the benefit of furthering social justice. West New Guinea, as Irian Jaya was then known, had been brought under Indonesian administration on May 1, following a ceasefive between Indonesian and Dutch forces and a seven-months UN administration of the former Dutch colony. East Timor and the small enclave of Oecusse on the north coast of the island of Timor were poor and.