Subject: UNMIT Daily Media Review 15 November 2007

Thursday, 15 November 2007


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National Media Reports

TVTL Summary News

Australia to give maps to Timor-Leste: The Australian Government through its Secretary of Defence is giving a 500-page guide of maps to Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão at the Government Palace, Dili. The Australian Ambassador in Timor-Leste said that the guide will help Timor-Leste’s development to progress. The guide maps out roads, water canals and other infrastructure.

Petitioners and F-FDTL should find a good solution for the people President of the National Parliament Fernando Lasama appealed to the members of F-FDTL and the petitioners to be humble and love the people of their country.

“We need everyone to love this country, to speak frankly to each other to find the solution for the problem,” Mr. Lasama said in the Parliament on Wednesday (14/11).

The President of Parliament also said that F-FDTL and the petitioners should talk to each other on behalf of the people of Timor-Leste. (STL, TP and DN)

The Government is capable of solving the petitioners’ problem Former member of F-FDTL, Major Tara, said that the Alliance government has the capability to solve the petitioners’ problem.

Mr. Tara said that the Government should take into consideration the interests of both F-FDTL and the petitioners to find a good solution.

“All people know of the appeal made by Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão to the parents of the petitioners and others to support this process to move forward,” said Mr. Tara on Wednesday (14/11) in the Government Palace. (STL and DN)

The Government: guaranteeing to normalize electricity in November The Alliance Government promised that the electricity problem in Dili will be over at the end November as the new generators will arrive shortly.

“At the end of November the electricity power in Dili will be back to normal,” said the State Secretary of Electricity, Januario Soares on Wednesday (14/11). (STL) Timor-Leste to participate in anti-terrorist discussion in US The President of the National Parliament, Fernando Lasama, is leaving today (Thursday 15/11) to participate in the discussion on anti-terrorism in New York.

“The National Parliament will join in the International Parliamentary Union (IPU) in the anti-terrorism meeting which will be held over a period of two weeks at UN Headquarter in New York,” said Mr. Lasama in the National Parliament. (STL and TP)

Francisco Guterres: PNTL to rotate from district to district The State Secretary of Security, Francisco Guterres, said that the National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL) will rotate from district to district based upon a formula prepared by the Institution.

Mr. Guterres said that the plan is going to allow PNTL to do their work all over and will create good working conditions for them.

“We could say that the police are an instrument of the nation. We rotate them to provide good conditions and better instruction,” said Mr. Guterres. (DN)

Rui Castro: the Government programs mostly are CNRT’s The General Secretary of Industry and Commerce, Rui Castro, said that the current Government’s programs are mostly CNRT’s, excluding its alliance.

“The Government has no significant development in economy. They try to solve everything with money,” quoted Mr. Castro. (DN)

Riak Leman: proposing petitioners go back to the barracks Member of the National parliament from PSD, Riak Leman, said that it might be better if all the petitioners went back to the F-FDTL barracks as some members of F-FDTL are going to be retired. (TP)

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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