Australian politics

Dec 6, 2013

A message from Timor Leste: “Australia is not an honest neighbour in this region.”

Movimentu Kontra Okupasaun Tasi Timor [Tetum] (Gerakan Menentang Pendudukan Laut Timor) mengadakan demonstrasi menentang spionasi yang dilakukan Australia dalam perundingan-perundingan mengenai minyak di Laut Timor.

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These photos come from a Facebook post by Nug Katjasungkana and are from a demonstration outside the Australian embassy in the Timor Leste capital city of Dili earlier today.

My Tetum and Indonesian language skills are minimal so I have relied upon the very rough translation service provided by Google translate for an English translation of the messages posted with these photos.

That message, in Indonesian and Tetum, reads as follows: “Movimentu Kontra Okupasaun Tasi Timor [Tetum] (Gerakan Menentang Pendudukan Laut Timor) mengadakan demonstrasi menentang spionasi yang dilakukan Australia dalam perundingan-perundingan mengenai minyak di Laut Timor. Demonstrasi diadakan di depan Kedutaan Besar Australia di Dili, mulai tanggal 5 Desember 2013.”

The Google Translate message reads “Cons Movimentu Okupasaun Tasi Timor (Movement Against the Occupation of the Timor Sea) held a demonstration against Australia spionasi [espionage] made ​​in negotiations on the Timor Sea oil. The demonstration was held in front of the Australian Embassy in Dili, start date 5 December 2013.”

Petugas PNTL (Kepolisian Nasional Timor-Leste) membawa senapan pelontar gas air mata menjaga Kedutaan Besar Australia. [Task PNTL (National Police of Timor-Leste) brings a tear gas gun charge thrower Australian Embassy.]

Juvenal Inacio (dari La’o Hamutuk): Pemerintah Perdana Menteri Abbot harus meminta maaf kepada Rakyat Maubere! [Juvenal Inacio (from La’o Hamutuk): The government of Prime Minister Abbott should apologize to the People [of] Maubere!]

Foto Menteri Luar Negeri Indonesia Ali Alatas dan Menteri Luar Negeri Ausralai Alexander Downer dibawa-bawa oleh para demonstran. Dua orang itu adalah yang menandatangani kesepakatan antara Indonesia dan Australia pada 1990 untuk bekerjasama menjarah kekayaan rakyat Timor-Leste di Laut Timor.

[Photo: Indonesian Foreign Minister Ali Alatas and Foreign Minister Alexander Downer [of] Australia carry by the demonstrators. The two men were signed agreement between Indonesia and Australia in 1990 to work together to plunder the wealth of the people of Timor-Leste in the Timor Sea.]

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