Sir Paul has been invited to participate in East Timor's independence celebrations in May. A huge party is being planned to mark the country's freedom after 25 years of Indonesian occupation and 500 years of Portuguese rule. Former rock singer Ignatius Jones, heads the team that is planning the event which will be held 11km outside Dili at Taci Tolu, where Pope John Paul II held a huge mass in 1989. Mr. Jones expects that up to 200,000 people will attend the celebration: "There will also be hundreds of official delegations from all around the world. Foreign Minister Dr. Jose Ramos Horta was in America recently and invited ex-President Bill Clinton to come and he said he would as long as he could play saxophone at the event. He also met Paul McCartney who told him he was interested in attending."
The celebration is expected to be televised around the world.
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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