Subject: UNMIT Daily Media Review 11 September 2007

Tuesday, 11 September 2007


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National Media Reports

Sukehiro Hasegawa: promise to contribute to Timor-Leste development

The former Special Representative of Secretary General (SRSG) of the United Nations in Timor-Leste, Dr. Sukehiro Hasegawa met Vice Prime Minister Jose Luis Guterres and promise to contribute to the country's development.

"Even though Mr. Hasegawa is now in Japan, he still loves Timor-Leste and wants to talk to the government, opposition and the civil society and continue to contribute," said Mr. Luis Guterres.

The vice Prime Minister also said that the former SRSG wants Timor-Leste to recover from last year's crisis. (TP and STL)

Alkatiri: the Alliance to collapse; Bishop Basilio: a warn to self-improvement

Bishop Basilio said the strong opposition is assisting the Government to move forward.

The Bishop said having a strong critic, such as the Secretary-General of Fretilin, Mari Alkatiri, is a solid warning for the Alliance Government to have a strong future programme.

"The government will be strong when there is a strong opposition. The government should exercise care and it needs to listen to the opposition.

The objective of Alkatiri's statement is not to make the government collapse, but to improve its performance and exhibit transparency and accountability," said Bishop Basilio. (TP and STL)

Jose Luis: government has effort to solve Reinado's case

The Vice Prime Minister Jose Luis Guterres has met with the coordinator of the National Unity Movement for Justice (MUNJ) to discuss the case of Alfredo Reinado.

"We have discussed the problem but we need to be careful not to create expectations that the problem of Reinado or the petititioners will be solved today or tomorrow," said Mr. Guterres.

He said it's a complex problem and that the government is working on it. (TP)

Fretilin to conduct national retreat, insist against the position of PM Xanana

Fretilin is having a national retreat on the 28th September in the district of Same and will reflect on the recent situation, including the future political plan for the party.

Arsenio Bano, the vice president of Fretilin said that members of other political parties invited, including the social society to participate the national retreat of Fretilin.

Mr. Bano also said that the national retreat will discuss Fretilin's rejection against the President's decision in forming the new government. (TP)

The government gives two options to Alfredo Reinado

The Government has reportedly made the offer of Ermera and Suai district as places for Alfredo Reinado and his groups to stay during the process of dialogue.

The offer has reported been agreed to, but Reinado is yet to nominate in which location he will stay.

During the dialogue, the International Stabilization Forces (ISF) have been requested to stay 20km away from the talks.

The lawyer of Reinado, Benevides Barros said Reinado needs the Catholic Church to mediate the process of dialogue and the Humanitarian Center of Dialogue will be the facilitator of the dialogue. (STL)

The Alliance copying Fretilin's program

The Fretilin's MP in the national parliament have voiced their discontent about the Alliance government's program, which they say is directly copied from the previous government's programme.

Aniceto Lopes, a Fretilin MP, said the Alliance government has proven its incompetence in developing its own, original programme both during the election campaign and now it's in Government. (STL)

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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