Subject: Timor-Leste International and Local Media Monitoring august 9, 2004

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Timor-Leste International and Local Media Monitoring August 9, 2004

Timor Post

F-FDTL not hiding L7, says Lere

The Chief of Staff for F-FDTL Colonel, Lere Anan Timor, said that the F-FDTL is not hiding Cornelio Gama (L7) as according to the rumors, and that he did not know about or was he informed by L7 about the demonstration. Colonel Lere said that until now nobody was able to give him information about L7 whereabouts.

Suara Timor Loro Sa'e (STL)

ASDT has its first congress

The President of the Timorese Association of Social Democrats (ASDT), Francisco Xevier do Amaral, said that since May 20, 1974 until now this is the first time that ASDT has done a party congress. Mr Amaral said that before all the decisions were made by the Central Committee or the President. Mr Amaral said that ASDT will prepare to hold the same congress throughout the Districts in two or three months.

Government has to solve the electricity problem in Baucau

A Member of the National Parliament for the Christian Democratic Party (PDC), Antonio Ximenes, said that the Government and the people responsible for the electricity (EDTL) have to fix the electricity problem in the District of Baucau, because people have been in the dark for the last 8 months. Mr Ximenes said that the electricity issue had been raised many times within the National Parliament, and the Government has not taken any action to fix it.

Ministry of Justice dialogues with population in Uato-Lari

The Vice-Administrator of the District of Viqueque, Augusto Fernandes, said that the Ministry of Justice have recently held a dialogue with the population of Uato-Lari. He said that the objective of the dialogue was to explain the judicial system and how to implement it. Mr Fernandes said that one of the topics discussed with the population was the election procedures (how to elect the Chefe Suco), how to acquire a passport and the civil registry mechanisms.

VoxPopuli (weekly newspaper)

President of ASDT not happy with the judicial system

The President of the Timorese Association of Social Democrats (ASDT), Francisco Xavier do Amaral, as doubts over the judicial system and its procedures in Timor-Leste courts. Mr Amaral said that he doesn?t know why many detainees are waiting for months in Becora prison before any are sentenced, not only in Dili, but throughout the Districts. Mr Amaral said that he is very disappointed with the judicial system for not trying to solve cases as soon as possible, but instead they are dragged on for months. Many of the detainees have complained because they don?t know when their case will be heard in court. Mr Amaral suspects that the government is interfering with the judicial system and that is why many cases have not yet been solved.

Jose Filipe External Affairs World Bank, Dili Office Ph: 723 0554 Tel: 332 4649 Email: ffilipe@worldbank.org


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