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East Timor's Police Missing Half Their Guns, Almost All Ammo Gone

6 June 2006

Australian (Sydney)

Almost all the ammunition and more than half the firearms of East Timor's national police force are missing. Unaccounted for, according to a security analyst, are more than half the 3000 Glock 9mm pistols issued to the 3400-member police force (PNTL), whose authority has ceased to exist in Dili. More than half the PNTL's 400 Steyr assault rifles and Heckler & Koch HK-33 sub-machineguns, 160 of 200 FNC assault rifles and all F-2000 machine pistols issued to police... (

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'We Will Be Disarming Everybody in Dili,' Say Australia's Military

29 May 2006

Sydney Morning Herald

A humanitarian and political crisis was escalating in East Timor last night, as mobs looted government food warehouses, burnt properties and shot and bashed ethnic enemies. The position of the fledgling nation's Prime Minister, Mari Alkatiri, looked increasingly precarious in advance of a crisis meeting today with his staunch critic, President Xanana Gusmao, and other political leaders. Across Dili, anger grew at the failure of Australian troops to halt the carnage.... (

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Questions Raised as Guns Pour in to East Timor

7 July 2005

Australian (Sydney)

East Timor is Asia's poorest country. Its President, former guerilla fighter and national resistance hero Xanana Gusmao, says money is urgently needed to build hospitals, schools and stamp out endemic poverty. It raises questions about why the need for so many guns and who is paying for them. Since its founding in 2000, the national police force (PNTL) has obtained a wide variety of weaponry, including 2700 Glock 9mm pistols, for its ordinary police officers. Under... (

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