East Timor update
Violence continues in East Timor in the lead up to Monday's Presidential poll. Supporters of the two main candidates, the pro-Australia Jose Ramos-Horta and Fretilin's Lu Olo, have been attacking each other in the capital Dili. The Anzac troops who are occupying the country under the flag of the UN have also been targeted: three of their vehicles have been seriously damaged in recent days. 'UN police' have fired 'warning shots' near the Australian embassy.
My piece on the contribution of the Anzacs to the election campaign has turned up in Portugese translation on this blog, and in Ocker translation on the Labor Tribune website. The Aussie group blog leftwrites has kicked off a debate on the Anzac presence in East Timor; argument is also raging at Topix East Timor, where a Timorese exile has posted an attack on the behaviour of Australian troops in his native country.