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Alkatiri: Xanana Did Conspiracy to
Tackle Down Fretilin Government
The Fretilin Secretary-General Mari
Alkatiri has alleged the former President of the Republic Xanana Gusmao
was actively involved in a political conspiracy to depose the Fretilin
Government in 2006.
"The conspiracy also involes the former Chief of the Presidential Office
who was recorded in a Timor Telecom conversation.
Don?t hide your involvement and don?t
accuse others,' said Mr. Mari Alkatiri. (STL)
Fretilin has Defamed Longuinhos
The Prosecutor General of the Republic,
Mr. Longuinhos Monteiro has stated that although Fretilin has defamed
him, he will not take political action but he may take legal action.
"Fretilin's public statements about my
involvement in a phone conversation are defamatory.
I have a right to reclaim my good name
through legal procedures." said Mr. Longuinhos. (STL)
UNPOL Officer Not Allowed to Testify
The United Nations Integrated Mission in
Timor-Leste will not allow a former UNPOL officers testify as a witness
in case before the Dili District Court in relation to the events of 25
"The absence of UNPOL officers as key
witnesses in court could hinder the judicial process for this serious
It means that the UN has showed no political will to comply with
recommendation sof Independent Special Commission of Inquiry published
on October 2006," said Timotio De Deus, Director of Judicial System
Monitoring Programme. (STL)
International Security Forces Reject
ISF has rejected a statement from the
Fretilin Party accusing the ISF of hitting and torturing two people in
Dili on Sunday night.
ISF Commander, Mr. John Hutcheson, asked for local media to confirm
first with ISF before publicising such claims.
He said the accusation is not true and that the ISF presence in East
Timor is to secure East Timorese people to allow them to resolve
problems and differences. (STL)
Alkatiri Believes Xanana behind the tapping of phone conversation
The Secretary General of the Fretilin
Party, Mari Alkatiri has stated that he believes the former President,
Xanana Gusm?, was behind the phone tapping of a conversation between the
Prosecutor General Longuinhos Monteiro and the former member of
parliament Leandro Isac and government staffer, Agio Pereira.
?I believe that through Agio Pereira, who was part of the conversation,
Xanana will have to face justice. As a President, he has always the
knowledge of everything that Agio does?, Said Alkatiri. (TP)
Horta Ready to Have the Debate about
the Presence of ISF
The President Jose Ramos Horta, is ready
to have debate on the presence of International Security Forces in the
"I am ready to go to the Parliament
because the presence of the ISF should be with the consent of the
Parliament." said the President on Wednesday. (TP)
UNPOL Presence Gives Difficulty for
Timor Leste National Police (PNTL) is
concerned about UNPol , which at times is complicating their policing
"It is very difficult because everything
is under an Agreement that states we need to go through a screening
process and then continue work within a mentoring process.
This creates difficulties within our
jobs," said Inspector Afonso de Jesus at his office yesterday. (TP)
Government Should Promote the Local
The NGO HASATIL together with other
national NGOs? and agricultural students have staged a peaceful protest
in front of parliament requesting the Government to promote local
products to reduce poverty.
According to organiser Arsenio Pereira da
Silva, their objective is to diminish poverty in Timor- Leste through
stimulating national products. (TP)
Giving subsidy for the Petitioners
according to the policy of old government
The Government's plan pay a pension to the Petitioners will be
administered by the Ministry of Social Solidarity, but will be paid
according to old government policy.
"We would like to pay the subsidy
according to the old government policy. But we would also like to say
that there is no change in the total amount of the subsidy," said the
Minister of Social Solidarity, Maria Domingas Alves. (TP)
Too Early for the ISF to leave
The President of the Republic, Jos?Ramos-Horta, said there is no
hurry to ask the ISF to return home because their presence is still
needed until the reformation of the security sector.
He also added that if the Fretilin party
would like ISF to go, then they should argue this in the parliament
because the parliament is the only entity able to legalise it. (DN)
No Law to Prohibit Prosecutor
General?s Private conversations
The Prosecutor General, Longuinhos
Monteiro, said Fretilin is engaging in cheap propaganda because there is
no law against private phone conversations.
"I see that the publication which is done
by the FRETILIN leaders serves as a defamation for my credibility and to
have concern on my private life which protected by the constitution". (DN)
National Parliament Should Ratify ISF
The Chief of the ASDT Party in the National Parliament, Mr. Jose
Manuel Carascalao stated that National Parliament should ratify the ISF
mandate in order to give it legal force.
"The ASDT is ready to support the presence of the ISF in East Timor,"
said Mr. Jose Manuel Carascalao. (DN)
NATIONAL NEWS SOURCES:
Timor Post (TP)
Radio Timor-Leste (RTL)
Suara Timor Lorosae (STL)
Diario Tempo (DT)
Diario Nacional (DN)
Televisaun Timor-Leste (TVTL)
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