Subject: UNOTIL Daily Media Review 02 November 2005

[Poster's note: Long repeats of international articles already sent out to the east-timor list ( have been removed.]


Compiled by the Public Information Office from national and international sources

Daily Media Review

Wednesday, 02 November 2005

National Media Reports

CAVR officially present Final Report to President Gusmão

On Monday, CAVR officially presented its final report to President Gusmão, in a ceremony held at the Nobre Palacio in Dili. Present at the event among others were President of the National Parliament, DSRSG Anis Bajwa, members of the government, civil society, church and diplomatic corps. Certificates of Appreciation were handed to members who established the commission, national and regional members, and representatives of donor countries who have supported the work of the commission. According to Aniceto Guterres, president of the commission, the decision on whether or when to make the report public is now in the hands of President Gusmão. Guterres also said that if the commission's work can be seen evaluated from various angles, therefore one cannot say that the work is not complete. (Diario)

I have requested MP to investigate Aleixo's Case: Lere Anan Timor

Diario Tempo reports that F-FDTL Lieutenant Coronel Lere Anan Timor said that he has already requested a team of Military Police to investigate members of the Defence Forces allegedly involved in the recent burning of a car belonging to the director of Luz Clarita Company, Aleixo Cobra. Anan Timor added that it is important for the victim to provide concrete information rather than make accusations. In a separate article, Aleixo Cobra said that a member of F-FDTL with the initial "M" threw gas in the video gambling room when he lost his money, forcing workers and those present to leave the room, and fleeing the scene with another colleague. Cobra said that an hour later he heard a motorbike going around his house twice and later sped off when the car exploded into flames. He said he is confident that the burning of his car generated from the problem in the video gambling room from the same person with the initial "M" who had called a few times requesting to be employed as backup security with the company. (Diario)

President extends festivities greetings for Muslim community in TL

On behalf of Timor-Leste people and other religions, President Xanana Gusmão extends festivities greetings to the Muslim community celebrating Idul fitri. Speaking to the media following CAVR's ceremony, President Gusmao said, "To our friends of Muslim religion, all of us, as Catholic Christians and other religions, we extend our wishes of good celebrations so that we can still hold hands together and continue to hold on to unity, tolerance, respect each other in Timor-Leste". (Diario)

TVTL news (31-10-05)

v President Xanana Gusmão launches photography exhibition

On 29 October, President Xanana Gusmão launched a photographic exhibition at the CAVR headquarters. The exhibition was open to the public and featured photographs and data gathered by CAVR throughout its mandate. At the ceremony, President Gusmão stated that the data collected is very valuable as it is an important reminder about the extent of people's suffering during the occupation years. President Gusmão also presented Presidential Certificates of Appreciation to all past and current CAVR staff.

National News Sources

Timor Post (TP) Radio Timor-Leste (RTL) Suara Timor Lorosae (STL) Diario Tempo (DT) Diario Nacional Seminario Lia Foun (LF) Televisaun Timor-Leste [TVTL]

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