Subject: Daily Media Review 13 October 2003

Daily Media Review 13 October

Dili, 13 October 2003 Daily Media Review

Current Unemployment Status is a Threat to Stability

Antonio Ximenes, the Vice Chief of Parliament's Commission F (Labor and Solidarity issues) said on Friday that the current unemployment situation has become a national issue, which could threaten the internal stability of the country. Ximenes stressed that the situation would deteriorate when UNMISET ends mission next year. According to him, the government has been "slow" in tackling unemployment in Timor-Leste, adding that many conflicts are derived from the high number of unemployed people. (TP)

Dispute Between Marshall Arts Groups

In its Monday edition Suara Timor Lorosae reported clashes of two martial arts groups in Baucau on Saturday, which left a person seriously, injured. A member of a martial arts group has been detained and remains in custody by PNTL. (STL)

Atabae Investigation Process Stopped

The Prosecutor General, Longuinhos Monteiro said on Thursday, that the investigation on Atabae incident last February has been stopped for the second consecutive time by the Indonesian Investigator. Longuinhos explained that the investigation has been stopped twice because the parties involved in the case could not reach an agreement on the working plan. He said the Indonesia police did not accept the proposed working timetable. (TP)

Pope Meets Leader after Dialysis Denial

Pope John Paul II received President Xanana Gusmão in audience, on Saturday, at the Vatican. John Paul spent about 15 minutes in private with Xanana Gusmão (Associated Press) -ENDS-


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