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I had located several months ago the provincial flag of East Timor when
it was part of Indonesia as its 27th province named Timor Timur I added it
to my site flag of
Indonesian province of Timor Timur to 1999. (I thought that I had
bookmarked the website I acctindentally found it one while looking for
another flag, but I cannot locate it again now. I think the site was in
russian… I am sorry for not having the source, but I did not want to hold
this up any more and forget about it all together.) I did see the 1975-1999
of arms of East Timor under Indonesia [in this flag on orange].
Ben Cahoon, 02 May 2008
As mentioned at the time, and as would have been expected,
the integrationists, militias and other pro-Indonesian people
used exclusively the undefaced Indonesian flag.
Jorge Candeias, 04 Jan 2000
In issue 3 of Flaggenmitteilung (first issue 1976, undated)
is quoted a «Provisional Government of East Timor» led
by Arnaldo do Araujo, after the fall
of the Fretilin government, used, of course, flag
red over white according photo in National
Zeitung, Basel, issue 15, dated 15 January 1976. I assume that
this incorrectly named government led by
Apodeti (integrationist party), which used
surely same [some?] flag.
Jaume Ollé, 28 August 1999 and 11 January 2009
The provisional government of East Timor under president Arnaldo dos
Reis Araújo was a puppet regime under the Indonesian occupation (17th
December 1975 – 17th July 1976) beside, the FRETILIN
government. Arnaldo dos Reis Araújo, member of
APODETI, became later the first Indonesian
governeur in Timor Timur.
J. Patrick Fischer, 11 January 2009
According to Article 20 of the Constitutional
Framework for a Special Autonomy for East Timor
(i.e. the Indonesian proposal to form a “Special
Autonomous Region of East Timor”, SARET), the region «may
adopt its own coat of arms», while the «Indonesian national
flag »…« shall be flown».
Jan Zrzavy, 14 Aug 1999
quoted by Franc Van Diest, 27 Nov 1999, from the UNAMET web page
Symbols of Identity
Article 20The SARET may adopt its own coat of arms. The Indonesian national flag and Indonesian national anthem "Indonesia Raya" shall be flown and performed at such places and occasions as required by the existing laws and practices.
Article 21The SARET may participate under its own name, with the concurrence of the Central Government, in international cultural and sports events in which other non-state entities participate.
I saw also a flag-like device in a cap consisting of a
representation of the Indonesian flag with a seal-like device
(if I recall correctly this device was, at least sometimes,
the same symbol used in the ballots themselves for the autonomy)
centered on the white field, but I never saw any flag that
corresponds with this cap.
Jorge Candeias, 04 Jan 2000