I'm still pondering this quote from Ramos-Horta.
"Not everything that is legal can support the national interest and the interests of the State."
It's a translated quote, so what he actually said may be slightly different, but it looks as if he saying it's OK to break domestic and international laws if it's in the "national interest". I put quotemarks around that as it's a vague term. Whose interest is really being protected?
What is happening? Is Indonesian bullying Timor-Leste or is Timor-Leste just too afraid of Indonesia? What would Indonesia really do if Timor-Leste's leaders started pushing for justice for the 100,000-plus lives that were lost during the Indo military occupation? Cut off supply of motorbike parts and red Fanta?
Regardless, you have to wonder what the point in any law is in Ramos-Horta's eyes. I haven't seen any good reasoning from Ramos-Horta as to why it's so important to protect those responsible for horrendous crimes in Timor-Leste.
He talks about friendship as if it's the people on the streets of Dili and Jakarta hanging out and sharing stories. It's not about the "people". It never has been.