Subject: Timornewsline: 18 December 2009

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New F-FDTL soldiers participate in swearing-in

Timor Newsline , 18 December 2009- Summary by Alberico Junior 572 of the Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL) soldiers’ new recruit have officially participated in swearing-in ceremony after attending six-month training.

PM Gusmão appreciates new role of Commander Ruak and Lere

Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 18 December 2009- Summary by Alberico Junior Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão has expressed appreciation to the new role of the Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL) Commander, Major General Taur Matan Ruak and F-FDTL Chief of Staffs, Brigadier General Lere Anan Timur in the process of nation building.

Soldiers should follow principle of independence: Ruak

Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 18 December 2009- Summary by Alberico Junior The Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL) Commander, Major General Brigadier Taur Matan Ruak said becoming soldiers for the defense force should follow principle of the country’s independence.

Military force should have permanent sacrificing to defend the country: Gusmão

Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 18 December 2009- Summary by Alberico Junior Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão said life of military force was demanding a permanent sacrificing for the public cause and capability of strengthening the country’s sovereignty and territory.

PM Gusmão: “F-FDTL should fallow ex-resistance example”

Diario Nacional , 18 December 2009- Summary by Alberico Junior Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão has called for the new recruits of the Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL) to fallow the ex-resistance’s paradigm, as they had fought for the country’s liberation.

Alkatiri: “Objective of giving subsidies to old person is to buy votes”

Diario Nacional , 18 December 2009- Summary by Alberico Junior Fretilin Secretary General Mari Alkatiri said the Parliamentary Majority Alliance (AMP) Government’s policy of providing subsidies to the old person seemed as a way to gain or buy votes in the elections.

Timor-Leste could lose confidence

Timor Post , 18 December 2009- Summary by Alberico Junior The Parliament’s decision of postponing extra-ordinary plenary voting for a person who will take up commissary for the approved anti-corruption commission (KAK) will make the international community not to rust in Timor-Leste.

Timor-Leste should have strong bilateral ties with Cuba: Hanjan

Timor Post , 18 December 2009- Summary by Alberico Junior Deputy Minister for Health, Madalena Hanjan said Timor-Leste should strengthen its bilateral ties with Cuba, due to it has helped the country in the field of health.

Luta-Hamutuk accuses Govt of hiding facts

Timor Post , 18 December 2009- Summary by Alberico Junior Luta-Hamutuk Director Mericio Akara said the Government has hidden facts, because its report on the local development program was unclear. Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Content-Disposition: inline; filename="message-footer.txt"

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