Tue, 14 November 2006
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A pattern of deliberate destabilisation is emerging from the ongoing violence in Timor Leste over the past 4 to 5 years. What are the dynamics of this instability, and who are the shadowy figures behind it? What is Australia's true role? Peter Murphy of the SEARCH foundation gives a careful, sober analysis, informed with the expertise of experience as a worker for Timorese independence extending back to the Indonesian invasion in 1975 Part of his involvement was a role in setting up the clandestine transmitter just outside Darwin in 1976 which enabled international supporters to maintain a communications link with Fretilin guerillas inside East Timor, for several years. Peter talks about the Fretilin Party, whose supporters have been the main target for the recent violence, and the prospects of the Fretilin for next year's elections.