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UN Urges Asian Nations to Help Curb Global Trade in Illegal Guns
6 March 2012
The United Nations is urging all nations in the Asia region to implement concrete solutions to stop illegal trading in small arms and light weapons.
"Over the past decades, trade has made this region grow so phenomenally. If you are a region where international trade is what makes you tick, you better also make sure that you are seen as doing trade in the right way," UN disarmament affairs official Daniel Prins told reporters on the sidelines of opening the Asian... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : Jakarta Post
Guns in Civilian Hands a Major Concern for Development in Timor-Leste
12 November 2008
IRIN (UN News)
DILI — Poor management of government weapon stockpiles and an unknown number of small arms in the hands of civilians were potential triggers for violence in the fledgling nation, according to a new report.
Since the 1959 Viqueque rebellion, when anti-imperialist rebels stole Portuguese weapons and launched an unsuccessful coup, civilians have used weapons from government stores to wreak havoc in the tiny nation, according to the Small Arms Survey report, Dealing... (GunPolicy.org)
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Fight Over New Gun Law in East Timor Parliament 'Almost Physical'
2 July 2008
Australian (Sydney) / AAP
East Timor's Prime Minister is supporting a new law that would allow civilians to own guns, less than five months after illegally armed rebel soldiers tried to kill him and the president
The proposal has sparked heated scenes in parliament, with MPs almost coming to blows over what some say is a dangerous development that could threaten the nation's fragile security.
Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao last week introduced the proposed gun law to parliament for "urgent... (GunPolicy.org)
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In Quest for Peace, East Timor Rebels Hand In Looted Army Guns
5 July 2006
BBC / AP
A third group of rebel soldiers in East Timor has surrendered its weapons — part of an initiative to restore order in the troubled nation.
Major Augusto Araujo, who heads the rebel faction, said: "We don't want to fight anymore and we support peace."
Many of the rebels still holed up in hills around the capital, Dili, are part of a group of 600 soldiers who were fired from their jobs in March.
The sackings sparked street violence which killed at least 21 people.... (GunPolicy.org)
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Peacekeeping Chief Hails East Timor Gun Handover
5 July 2006
Herald Sun (Melbourne)
Autralian-led peacekeepers in East Timor believe they have most of the military-style weapons that had been listed as missing or in the hands of renegade security forces.
Taskforce commander Brig. Mick Slater has rejected rumours that vast illegal weapon stocks are hidden in the countryside and pose an ongoing threat to peace.
"If that was the case, I would have expected to have found some of those by now. There's been no physical evidence that I've seen," he said... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : Herald Sun (Melbourne)