East Timor China Bid Reject Build Radar

12 May

Presiden Republik Demokratik Timor Leste Jose Ramos Horta
East Timor rejected China’s offer to build a radar in the former 27th province of Indonesia. Timor Leste worry, these facilities will be used in China for intelligence purposes. Similarly, as reported by media leaks WiliLeaks Australia, on Tuesday (10 / 5).

Wire diplomatic United States (U.S.), published in the Sydney Morning Herald showed that China’s near East Timor in December 2007 to build a free monitoring facility on the north coast of Timor Leste.

According to wire these leaks, the Chinese say, they helped the former Portuguese colony was in its efforts to combat illegal fishing. But Deputy Prime Minister Jose Luis Guterres of Timor Leste to worry that the radar was used to expand the reach of intelligence to China to Southeast Asia.

“Moreover, the facility will only be manned by technicians from China. This is what raises concern that the radar would be used for purposes other than those disclosed China, “said Guterres.

“They can use radar to further stalking Southeast Asia region,” he added.

Wetar Strait that separates the northern coast of Timor Leste from Wetar Island that are in Indonesia reported to have used ships, including U.S. Navy nuclear submarine in transit between the Indian and Pacific Ocean.

According to the wire, according to a report by U.S. diplomats in Dili, East Timor’s President Jose Ramos Horta has repeatedly and clearly stressed that East Timor will only work with democratic countries in the field of defense and security.

Ramos-Horta in this case refers to Australia, Portugal, the United States, and Japan. East Timor will only cooperate with those countries in the field of defense and security.

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Posted by on May 12, 2011 in NEWS



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