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DATE=4/20/99 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-248338 TITLE=EAST TIMOR SECURITY (L-ONLY) BYLINE=JENNY GRANT DATELINE=JAKARTA CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: INDONESIA'S MILITARY CHIEF ARRIVED IN THE TROUBLED TERRITORY OF EAST TIMOR TUESDAY. FROM JAKARTA JENNY GRANT REPORTS GENERAL WIRANTO SAYS HE WILL DISARM THE MILITIAS WHICH ARE CREATING HAVOC IN EAST TIMOR. TEXT: GENERAL WIRANTO TOLD AUSTRALIAN NEWSPAPER EDITORS HE PLANS TO DISARM ALL THE ILLEGAL MILITIAS AND THE PRO-INDEPENDENCE REBELS IN EAST TIMOR. BUT HE SAYS MILITIAS ARMED AND TRAINED BY THE INDONESIAN MILITARY WILL NOT BE DISARMED. THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD QUOTED GENERAL WIRANTO AS SAYING THOSE LOCAL SECURITY GROUPS WERE ESSENTIAL FOR NATIONAL SECURITY. INDONESIA'S PRESIDENT B-J HABIBIE HAS AGREED TO MEET AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER JOHN HOWARD TO DISCUSS HOW TO END THE ESCALATING VIOLENCE IN EAST TIMOR. THE LEADERS OF THE NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES WILL MEET ON THE HOLIDAY ISLAND OF BALI NEXT WEEK. GENERAL WIRANTO ARRIVED IN EAST TIMOR ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND PLANS TO MEET WITH DILI'S BISHOP, THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER, CARLOS BELO. DILI WAS QUIET TUESDAY, AS GOVERNMENT SPONSORED GROUPS OF YOUTHS CLEANED UP THE STREETS TO PREPARE FOR GENERAL WIRANTO'S ARRIVAL. THEY SWEPT UP GLASS FROM THE HOUSES THAT WERE ATTACKED OVER THE WEEKEND. UP TO 30 PEOPLE WERE KILLED BY THE PRO-JAKARTA MILITIAS IN THOSE ATTACKS. GENERAL WIRANTO TOLD NEWSPAPER EDITORS HE IS RULING OUT THE POSSIBILITY OF A UNITED NATIONS PEACE KEEPING FORCE TO WORK IN EAST TIMOR. THE POWERFUL ARMY CHIEF ALSO SAYS HE WILL NOT WITHDRAW THE 15-THOUSAND INDONESIAN TROOPS STATIONED IN THE TERRITORY. THE FOREIGN MINISTERS FROM INDONESIA AND PORTUGAL WILL MEET IN NEW YORK ON THURSDAY TO FINALIZE A SPECIAL AUTONOMY PACKAGE FOR EAST TIMOR. SECURITY ISSUES AND THE DISARMING OF THE MILITIAS ARE EXPECTED TO DOMINATE THE TALKS. ANALYSTS SAY THAT WITH THE GROWING LEVELS OF VIOLENCE IN EAST TIMOR, THE CHANCES OF EAST TIMORESE VOTING FOR THEIR FUTURE IN A BALLOT COULD BE SLIM. (SIGNED) NEB/JG/FC/KL 20-Apr-99 6:54 AM EDT (1054 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .





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