Malaysian groups support Timorese

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Malaysian groups support Timorese

By Colin Pemul

KUALA LUMPUR — Non-government organisations here are carrying out an educational campaign which involves showing the film Shadow over East Timor and organising group discussions.

In the first week after the Dili massacre, seven NGOs held a picket outside the Indonesian embassy in order to deliver a statement of condemnation signed by more than 20 organisations. After a three-hour sit-down and the arrest of one protester, an Indonesian official agreed to receive the statement.

In April, a mock UN conference here is expected to draw 40,000 students from campuses all over Malaysia. East Timor is an issue likely to be discussed.

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