Fri, 04 May 2001

Kostrad chief visits border

ATAMBUA, East Nusa Tenggara: The Army Reserve Strategic Command chief Lt. Gen. Ryamizard Ryacudu visited the border between East Timor and East Nusa Tenggara on Thursday.

Ryamizard said his visit was to inspect the latest security conditions between the two territories.

He further dismissed reports that his arrival was in response to increased smuggling to East Timor, allegedly involving Indonesian Military personnel.

Meanwhile, the chief of border security supervision command Col. Irawan Koesnadi will hand over his post on Friday to his successor Lt. Col. M. Chandra. (30)