Subject: UNMIT Daily Media Review 08 June 2007

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

Friday, 08 June 2007



National Media Reports

Man wanted for fatal shooting in Viqueque submits himself

The suspect of the fatal shooting that took place in Viqueque last Sunday (3/6), Luis da Silva, has submitted himself to the PNTL in Viqueque on Thursday (6/6).

The Commander-Designate of PNTL, Afonso de Jesus, speaking to a journalist via mobile phone in Viqueque said that the suspect had been seriously wounded in the mouth during the incident. (STL)

President loses confidence in PNTL

President José Ramos-Horta reportedly declared that he has lost his confidence in the PNTL for not fulfilling its role in ensuring law and order in the country.

Mr. Horta revealed that he lost his confidence in the PNTL members who were involved in the crisis.

Mr. Horta also pledged that the PNTL will undertake a serious screening process in June. (STL)

Fretilin's supporters suspected to be involved in disturbances

At a press conference held by the CNE on Thursday (7/6) in Dili, the CNE Spokesperson, Maria Angelina Sarmento, stated that the National Congress for the Reconstruction of East Timor (CNRT) suspected that the supporters of ruling party Fretilin caused disturbances and killed CNRT supporters, as witnessed on Sunday in Viqueque.

She added that the CNE has presented such evidence to the CNRT. PDHJ also requested the CNE to investigate the issue of utilizing state property during the electoral campaign. (STL)

Alcino-Afonso deflecting involvement in Viqueque case

In response to the accusation published by the media on Wednesday (6/6) that Interior Minister Alcino Barris and PNTL Commander Alfonso de Jesus were involved in the Viqueque incident last Sunday (3/6), Mr. Alcino and Mr. Alfonso declared that they objected to such accusations. (STL)

PNTL should change its attitude to restore the people's confidence

President José Ramos-Horta stated that the PNTL should change its attitude in order to restore the confidence of the people of Timor Leste, which he claims was ruined during last year's crisis.

"There is no tolerance for the police. Next month it will be reformed," stated Mr. Horta in a speech last Thursday (6/8) at the PNTL academy in Dili. (TP)

Security maintenance will be tightened for the elections: Ramos Horta

At a meeting held by UNMIT on Thursday (7/8) at the UNMIT Headquarters in Dili, President José Ramos-Horta stated that the electoral process in many countries is not always 100% successful. However, as the President of the Republic he will work hard to collaborate with UNPol and the International Stabilization Forces (ISF) to uphold security during the parliamentary elections on 30 June. (TP)

Using other party's attributes in electoral campaign: CNE considers it as a crime

Fretilin has protested to the CNE in response to the Fretilin-reformist's use of Fretilin features during the CNRT electoral campaigns.

The CNE Spokesperson, Maria Angelina Sarmento, confirmed on Thursday (7/6) at the CNE office in Dili, that article 46 of the electoral law considers the usage of names of other candidates and attributes of the another party during an electoral campaign as a crime.

She added that the CNE will send a letter to the Public Ministry and CNRT party, which is headed by former President Kayrala Xanana Gusmão, requesting an investigation. (DN)

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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