Subject: East Timor Press Review Friday 28 June 2002

East Timor Press Review Friday 28 June 2002

∑ MP Manuel Tilman (KOTA) is quoted by the Timor Post as saying that more parliamentary commissions are needed to look into the governmentís programs.

∑ In an editorial the paper focused on the tender process for a minibus public transport system and urged the government not to award the contract to a foreign company.

∑ Suara Timor Lorosae reports that there is an increase in the number of students selling cooked chicken at the Taibesse market in order to pay their school fees.

∑ A teacher at a Bairro Pitť primary school in Dili is reportedly requesting the government award higher salaries to teachers with many years of teaching experience.

∑ ETPS Commissioner Paulo Martins will reportedly leave for Malaysia tomorrow to attend a police-training course.

∑ A youth in Dili is quoted as saying that he does not feel it is safe to walk at night due to an increase in crime. He appeals for more police to patrol the capital after dark.

∑ STL reported that many former Indonesian civil servants are refusing to collect their pensions because the payments are less than they had been expecting.

∑ On its opinion page STL published the full text of Prime Minister Mari Alkatiriís speech to the Parliament yesterday in which he presented the governmentís budget proposal.

[Drafted by Ceu Brites, UNMISET Spokespersonís office]

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