An act of no choice: the “integration” of Timor-Leste, 1976

An act of no choice: the “integration” of Timor-Leste, 1976

E-dossier #6. An act of no choice – Sporting Club, Dili, 31 May 1976 On 31 May 1976, the Sporting Club in Dili hosted a controversial ceremony in which a handful of Timorese legislators selected by the Indonesian-imposed “Provisional Government of East Timor” petitioned unanimously for annexation by Indonesia. On 31 July, Indonesian president Suharto accepted the petition and declared […]