COMPETENT CONSTRUCTIVE COMPASSIONATE
There are 18 refugees from East Timor who are currently
in Singapore and are awaiting entry into Darwin, Australia. Their
houses and other belongings have been completely destroyed or stolen by
the pro-Jakarta militia in East Timor. Two of the refugees only narrowly
escaped the violence when the house of Bishop Carlos Belo, from whom
they were seeking shelter, was looted and burned down. The group, which
include children and infants, fled from Dili when the chaos began
immediately after the referendum vote.
Our friends from East Timor
are in need of funds for accomodation and food. The SDP calls on the
Government to provide these displaced families with accomodation, food
and medical care. The SDP is presently helping to take care of the needs
of these friends and would welcome assistance from fellow Singaporeans.
Please call 352-8925 or email [email protected]ic.net.sg
Chee Soon Juan