The meanings attributed to the Fretilin flag and the first national RDTL flag changed under the Indonesian occupation.
After a brief civil war between the two parties, Fretilin emerged as victors and declared the independence of the RDTL on 28 November 1975.
Republica Democratica De Timor-Leste (RDTL) (2010).
(3) For this study I conducted 38 in-depth interviews with key personnel from the RDTL government, development agencies (local, national, and international), civil society organizations, representative bodies, community groups and members.
(6.) This information was garnered from Mr Joao Jong at the Honorary Consulate of Timor-Leste in Melbourne in a meeting on 16 May 2007, and from a letter dated 6 April 2005 issued by the Consulate General of RDTL
in Sydney, which outlines the passport proceedings for the RDTL
The groups share many of the visions and myths which lie at the heart of the social imaginary from which the RDTL state draws its legitimacy, including a commitment to the resistance struggle and to visions of a brighter future.
The RDTL state also enters the lives of its citizens in other ways, for example through ID cards, the provision of services to annual commemorations of independence (in particular the struggles that led to it) underscored with flag-raisings and parades.
As is the case with many FRETILIN militants, PST is still unhappy with the de-recognition of the Democratic Republic of East Timor (DRET), Republica Democratica de Timor Leste (RDTL), by FRETILIN and UDT's diplomatic front in the early 1980s.
This organisation attempts to consolidate support for the reaffirmation of the 1975 RDTL, which is part of PST's political platform.