Subject: UNMIT Daily Media Review 27 September 2006

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Daily Media Review Wednesday, 27 September 2006

These Items Do Not Reflect the Position or Views of the United Nations. UNOTIL Public Information Office

National Media Reports

Petitioners Solution Depends On Commission

The meeting between Prime Minister Ramos-Horta and the petitioners group in Gleno, Ermera District on Tuesday is reported in the three major dailies today (27/09). Ramos-Horta told journalists following the meeting that he is happy with the maturity shown by the petitioners, their willingness to cooperate in resolving the problem and their refusal to get involved in politics. He said the government is waiting for the results of the Notables Commission before making any decisions, adding he will not interfere in the work of the Commission. (TP, STL, DN)

STAE Must Be Under IEC

MP Vicente Guterres (UDC) said the opposition party has proposed that Secretaridu Tekniku Administrasaun Estatal (STAE) be under the Komisaun Eleitoral Independent to prevent bureaucracy should any problems arise. Guterres said there were many problems during the 2005 suco elections, and STAE was not independent and did not show professionalism. On the other hand, MP Cipriana Pereira (Fretilin) said the question of independence depends on STAE staff. (TP, STL)

Fretilin Will Not Expel Lobato

Fretilin Central Committee will not expel its Vice-President until the court process is complete, said MP Francisco Branco, adding that the Prosecutor General has only just decided to process Lobatoís case. He said his party has been following the case closely and will not make a decision until the case process is concluded. (STL)

Some People Using Security for Political Interest

Minister of Interior, Alcino Barris said some international people are trying to impede activation of PNTL due to their political interests, and are using the security issues as a joke, reported DN. Barris said it is important for PNTL to resume their duties in order to help restore law and order and be placed in permanent posts as planned. He said the population has been complaining about the lack of security and the return of PNTL is important, as there are only a small number of United Nations Police (UNpol) in the country. In the meantime UNpol Acting Police Commissioner, Antero Lopes did not want to comment on the Minister of Interiorís remarks. He did say, however, that UNpol is working in implementing the Council of Ministersí resolution with the aim for PNTL to resume their duties which has the support of the Prime Minister and the Minister of Interior. (DN)

RTTL News Monitoring Report

27 September 2006

PM Meets Petitioners

Prime Minister Jose Ramos-Horta met with the petitionersí group in Railako, Ermera District today. Speaking to the media after the meeting, Dr. Horta reportedly affirmed that the purpose of his visit was to directly assess the petitionersí living conditions and to listen to their complaints and discuss alternatives to resolve the problem. Speaking on a plan to reactivate the petitioners in the F-FDTL, Salsinha Gast„o, the petitionersí spokesperson reportedly said this plan is not important because the priority now is to put an end to the current crisis according to the judicial system of East Timor. He said the group has struggled for justice since the beginning of this year.

In regard to the plan of the former government under Alkatiriís leadership to continue to pay the petitionersí salary for three months, Pedro da Costa, Interim Spokesperson of the Commission reportedly stated that this fund will be outsourced since the General Budget of Fiscal Year of 2005/2006 has been closed but he promised that the Notable Commission will assist petitioners in relation to this matter.

Group of CPD-RDTL held a meeting to find the solution to the East Timor Crisis

The Coordinator of CPD-RDTL, Teki Liras, has reportedly complained that the government is not involving members of CPD-RDTL and ex-Falintil in sorting out the current crisis, particularly the fighting against the East Timor rebels. He stressed that now it is time to stop the rebellious activities.

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]

These Items Do Not Reflect the Position or Views of the United Nations. UNOTIL Public Information Office


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