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Killings In East Timor, 16 October 1975

EDM number 1606 in 1997-98, proposed by Don Foster on 24/07/1998.

That this House notes that the British television newsmen Malcolm Rennie and Brian Peters were murdered, with three other Australian-based newsmen, at Balibo, East Timor, on 16th October 1975, to prevent them from informing the world that Indonesia had begin its invasion of East Timor; notes that on 22nd May 1998 the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists protested to President Habibie over the appointment of Lieutenant-General Yunus Yosfiah as Indonesia's Information Minister, given his alleged role in the murder of Malcolm Rennie and Brian Peters and their colleagues from another television company; notes, further, that the willingness of successive British governments to accept Australian government assumptions that the newsmen died by accident in a civil war appears to have been interpreted by the Indonesian military as British Government approval for genocide in East Timor; and therefore urges Her Majesty's Government to institute its own inquiry into the Balibo murders of 16th October 1975 without further delay.

This motion has been signed by a total of 51 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Don Foster24/07/1998BathLiberal DemocratProposed
Roger Berry24/07/1998KingswoodLabourSigned
Robert Wareing27/07/1998Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Tom Cox27/07/1998TootingLabourSigned
Tom Brake27/07/1998Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones27/07/1998Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Bob Russell27/07/1998ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Audrey Wise28/07/1998PrestonLabourSigned
Rudi Vis28/07/1998Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley28/07/1998Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Norman Godman28/07/1998Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Michael Clapham28/07/1998Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Paul Burstow28/07/1998Sutton & CheamLiberal DemocratSigned
Kevin McNamara28/07/1998Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Alice Mahon28/07/1998HalifaxLabourSigned
Ashok Kumar28/07/1998Middlesbrough South & East ClevelandLabourSigned
Martin Smyth28/07/1998Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Llew Smith28/07/1998Blaenau GwentLabourSigned
Valerie Davey29/07/1998Bristol WestLabourSigned
Ronnie Fearn29/07/1998SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George29/07/1998St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock29/07/1998Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Barnes29/07/1998North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Paul Tyler29/07/1998North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
David Chaytor29/07/1998Bury NorthLabourSigned
Menzies Campbell29/07/1998Fife North EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Ernie Ross29/07/1998Dundee WestLabourSigned
Alex Salmond29/07/1998Banff & BuchanScottish National PartySigned
Dennis Skinner29/07/1998BolsoverLabourSigned
Nick Harvey29/07/1998North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins29/07/1998Luton NorthLabourSigned
Terry Lewis29/07/1998WorsleyLabourSigned
Lembit 30/07/1998MontgomeryshireLiberal DemocratSigned
John Austin30/07/1998Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Bill Etherington31/07/1998Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Jenny Tonge31/07/1998Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Wallace02/09/1998Orkney & ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Julia Drown02/09/1998South SwindonLabourSigned
Roseanna Cunningham02/09/1998PerthScottish National PartySigned
Evan Harris02/09/1998Oxford West & AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Chris Mullin19/10/1998Sunderland SouthLabourSigned
Tony Benn19/10/1998ChesterfieldLabourSigned
Oona King22/10/1998Bethnal Green & BowLabourSigned
Joe Benton22/10/1998BootleLabourSigned
Martin Bell26/10/1998TattonIndependentSigned
Ann Cryer26/10/1998KeighleyLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham27/10/1998Coventry SouthLabourSigned
David Amess27/10/1998Southend WestConservativeSigned
Austin Mitchell28/10/1998Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Alan Simpson29/10/1998Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
John McDonnell04/11/1998Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned

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