Saturday, May 17, 2008

National Symbol? The AK-47.

In March there was a big meeting in Dili.

They called it the Timor-Leste Development Partners Meeting (TLDPM). A bit farcical really. Everyone milling about telling eachother how fantastic they are and their respective organisations are etc. But what this blogger found in particularly amusing was the new (circa 2007) Government emblem emblazoned on the guest entrance cards. Note the AK-47 semi-automatic rifle.