Subject: UNMIT Daily Media Review 04.06.07

Monday, 04 May 2007


National Media Reports

Benevides: “Alfredo demands Indonesian asylum bid, it’s his right”

Reports from unnamed sources state that fugitive Alfredo Reinado Alves is in Jakarta and is seeking asylum in Indonesia. In response, the lawyer for Alfredo Reinado, Benevides Correia Barros said that he is not aware that that is the case.

“I haven’t heard this information form my client, however if he wants to seek asylum it’s his right,” said Mr. Benevides via Mobile. (STL)

Alfredo is prepared to come to Dili within four hours

The fugitive Alfredo Reinado Alves has stated he is ready to come to Dili within four hours if the operation to capture him is stopped.

“I am ready to go to Dili within four hours, if the government and state halti the operation against me,” said Alfredo via his letter to the press on on Sunday in response to the rumors published by some media about his requested asylum in Indonesia. (TP)

One person killed during the CNRT campaign in Viqueque

The campaign of the National Congress for Reconstruction of Timor-Leste (CNRT) in Viqueque on Sunday has resulted in one person being killed.

According to DN reporter, Caetano da Costa said that the victim is Afonso Guterres “Kudalai” (40 years old) is a supporter of the CNRT. (DN and TP)

President Jose Ramos Horta is to make a first official visit to Jakarta

The president of republic, Jose Ramos Horta visits Republic Indonesia today (04/6) in response to the invitation from his counterpart Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the president of republic of Indonesia.

The meeting will discuss border control, friendship, truth and education, said a statement from Timor-Leste presidential office.

Horta is due to make his first official international trip after being elected President in a landslide victory last month and his office has said the inaugural three-day trip indicates Indonesia is one of his top priorities.

The new president, who was sworn in as president on May 20, said his visit to Indonesia showed the importance of good bilateral relations between the two countries.

"There are important issues to be discussed during the bilateral meetings, such as the land border and the update of work by the Commission of Truth and Friendship," Horta was quoted by the Jakarta Post as saying. (DN, TP and STL)

Government never impedes electoral campaign

The prime minister, Estanislau Aleixo da Silva has said the government does not intervene in the electoral campaign and any conflict in the campaign, because that is the role of the CNE. (DN and TP)

International Media Reports

NATIONAL NEWS SOURCES: Timor Post (TP) Radio Timor-Leste (RTL) Suara Timor Lorosae (STL) Diario Tempo (DT) Diario Nacional (DN) Semanario Televisaun Timor-Leste (TVTL)


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