Subject: UNMIT Daily Media Review - 05 August 2008
(International news reports and extracts from national media. UNMIT does not vouch for the accuracy of these reports)
Ban Ki-Moon won’t withdraw UNPol from TL – Timor Post, Diario Nacional andd Suara Timor Lorosa’e
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Timor-Leste Atul Khare has confirmed that the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon has no plans to withdraw the United Nations Police (UNPol) from Timor-Leste.
“The meeting I had with the President Ramos-Horta was positive. I informed him about the meeting I am going to attend in New York and mentioned that the Secretary General does not want to withdraw UNPol from Timor-Leste,” said SRSG Khare on Monday (4/8) in the Presidential Office Farol, Dili.
SRSG Khare said that he will talk to the UN Security Council about security and the general situation in Timor-Leste following the events of February 11.
Related to the 100 Day Peace Campaign in the lead to the International Day of Peace celebrated on 21 September, SRSG Khare said that peace starts with every person.
“The word peace comes from our innerself. From this we can communicate with our community and other people. So when we build peace inside us, we start to build peace in the nation,” said the SRSG.
RAI LOS to leave for Indonesia- Timor Post
The lawyer of Rai Los, Jose Pedro, confirmed yesterday that Rai Los will be going to Indonesia to receive medical treatment. He said that US$2.290.00 had been allocated for this treatment but that the funds would be kept and dispersed by the Government.
L7: All veterans have surrendered their weapons - Timor Post
The president of UNDERTIM party Cornelio Gama (former commander of the resistance)‘L7’ confirmed that all veterans have handed in their weapons during the previous cantonment in Aileu district. Mr Gama said that these weapons are now being kept by the F-FDTL in their container. He also suggested that F-FDTL commanders should invite all veterans to pose in front of the weapons during an official hand-over to the State.
No amnesty for people who have weapons – Diario Naciional
MP Aniceto Guterres said that people who possess illegal weapons should surrender them to the authorities. MP Guterres appealed for members of the public to provide information on illegal weapons to the authorities and the United Nations.
PDHJ to investigate Lucia Lobato and Mariano Sabino- Suara Timor Lorosae
Minister of Justice Lucia Lobato and the Minister of Agriculture Mariano Assanami Sabino are to be investigated by The Provedor of Human Rights (PDHJ) over corruption allegations. PDHJ Amandio Benevides said yesterday that he will carry out an investigation based on information he received about the two ministers.
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