» 02/04/2005, 00.00
INDONESIA UNITED NATIONS
Some in Indonesia criticise UN tsunami relief envoy Bill Clinton
PDIP politicians accuse the United Nations of internationalising the Aceh question.
Small signs of things getting back to normal in Banda Ache and Meulaboh
Banks and markets reopen. Separatist guerrillas shoot at survivors and soldiers in Lhoknga.
Earthquake and tsunami kill more than 400 people in Aceh and North Sumatra
In addition to the dead in Indonesia, mostly fishermen swallowed up by the waters' fury, some 2,000 people die in Sri Lanka, 1,000 in India, 150 in Thailand, 17 in Malaysia. Initial reports are just coming in from Bangladesh and Myanmar.
Government, Aceh rebels agree to peace deal
With the talks in Helsinki over, a memorandum of understanding will be signed in August. The Free Aceh Movement gives up independence in exchange for the right to form its own political party. Within three months rebels will disarm and the Indonesian army, withdraw from the province.
Jakarta warns NGOs in Aceh not to interfere if they wish to stay
Indonesian government warns international aid agencies against favour local separatist movement.
17/01/2005 SRI LANKA
Government and rebels turn tsunami aid to their own benefit
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