More from Suai

I was disappointed with Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao's speech in Suai last Tuesday. He gave a very brief address to people in the church next to where the three priests were killed. Xanana and Kirsty Sword were there together and they were treated like royalty. Hundreds of people followed them around during a procession as […]


I've been in Suai, southern Timor-Leste, for the past week or so. Sunday was the 10-year anniversary of the Suai Church Massacre, while on Tuesday — and I don't understand why it was moved to Tuesday — there was an official ceremony to mark the occasion. Up to 200 people died in the Suai Church […]