Subject: Timor - Leste International and Local Media Monitoring November 25 2005

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Timor-Leste International and Local Media Monitoring for November 25, 2004

Price of fuel difficult to regulate, says Parliamentary President Timor Post

The President of the Timor-Leste National Parliament, Mr. Fransisco Guteres alias Lu-Olo noted that it is very difficult to force the government to decrease price of fuel, because fuel is imported from outside, and as a result the price is determined by the owners.

He said that the Parliament has not taken any decisions regarding the price, as the current price is based on the international standards.

His statements were made in regards to the complaints of public transport conductors who complained about the price of fuel.

In the last few days, despite the strike of public transports, students have still been motivated to go to school on foot.

Sukehiro details Security Council meeting to PM Alkatiri Timor Post

The special representative of United Nations in Timor-Leste, Mr. Sukehiro Hasegawa related his meeting with the UN Security Council (SC) to the Prime Minister, Mari Alkatiri yesterday, November 24.

The meeting conducted by the prime minister and the UN representative was to discuss the future assistance by international organizations such as the World Bank, UNDP, and UNICEF, which will remain in Timor-Leste after the UN mission leaves in May 2005.

Mr. Hasegawa said that there will be a meeting held with the President, Mr. Xanana Gusmao to discuss security issues.

I was not be bribed with a car, says L-7 Suara Timor Lorosa'e (STL)

The ex-commander of Falintil in region III, Mr. Cornelio Gama alias L-7 denied the gossip spreading that he was given a car (Mini Pajero) by a local businessman, Ahmad Alkatiri, to resolve his problems with the government.

Mr. L-7 said that Mr. Xanana gave the car to him as a present after a government car was pulled back, and was also assisted by Mr. Ahmad Alkatiri.

In the same article, Mr. L-7 expressed his willingness to participate in a dialogue, which would be open to the public and involve members of parliament.

Next Saturday, PM Alkatiri to Open a Road Rehabilitation Project Suara Timor Lorosae

The Prime Minister, Mr. Mari Alkatiri is planning to open a 130-km road rehabilitation project, which connects Dili-Aileu-Ainaro on Saturday November 27, said the State Secretary of Public Works, Mr. Joao Batista Alves.

Mr. Alves said that the Rehabilitation project is going to be carried out by a Japanese company named 'Tobishima Coorperation' in cooperation with JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) in Timor-Leste.

He also said that this project will be accomplished in 17 months starting in November with total funds of 1,000,390 yen.

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