Last modified: 2003-01-25 by antonio martins
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A leftist movement sponsorised by
Indonesia started first days of 1961,
leadershiped by Maoclao. The republic
was proclaimed in Batugad 9 April 1961
and national flag was hoisted: red
with central blasc disc bordered yellow,
and within a white fivepointed star
touching the inner edge of the disc.
Portuguese defeat the uprising and
Maoclao and their men fell to Indonesia.
In 1963 Maoclao formed another government
in exile: The government of the United
Republic of Timor, that preserve same
flag, but under the exigences of
Indonesian government, Maoclao fell to
London and exiled government dispeared
retain the first republic colors for
their party flag and later for the
of the second republic.
Jaume Ollé, 30 Aug 1999
It is similar to the flag of the (kurdish)
ERNK, often wrongly considered
as the flag of PKK.
Ivan Sache, 11 Jan 2003
The circle is about 3/5 of the height.
Jaume Ollé, 05 Sep 1999