Subject: Timornewsline: 22 February 2010

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New anti-corruption laws approved by the Council of Ministers

Suara Timor Loro Sa’e , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The State Secretary for the Council of the Ministries, Hermenegildo Pereira, has confirmed that new anti-corruption laws were approved by the Council of Ministers last Thursday.

No Violations during Bobonaro and Kovalima Intervention: State Secretary for Defense

Suara Timor Loro Sa’e , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The State Secretary for Defense, Julio Tomas Pinto, has said that the Timorese National Police and Defense Force have not committed any violations of citizen’s rights during their current operation to hunt down so called “ninja” crime gangs in the districts of Bobonaro and Kovalima.

Maldives Govt ready to support Timor-Leste’s Development

Suara Timor Loro Sa’e , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The President, Jose Ramos Horta, has confirmed that the Maldives Government has committed to working together with the Timorese Government to better develop the country.

Text Laws not benefiting the Timorese people: NGO leaders

Suara Timor Loro Sa’e , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior A National Consultant on Petroleum for the NGO Sharis Haburas, Viriato Seac, has said that the thinking behind a newly created law for goods regulation by the Government is a positive step, although he believes has the current system is not controlled well and is not having overly positive effects on the country.

Industry Minister denies staff’s involvement in missing rice

Diario Nacional , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The Director General for the Ministry of Tourism, Commerce and Industry, Manuela Corte-Real, has denied that her staff were involved in eighty-four missing sacks of rice from the Government’s warehouse.

118 captured and 7 imprisoned for criminal activity in Bobonaro and Kovalima

Diario Nacional , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The National Police Commissioner, Longuinhos Monteiro, has said that one hundred and eighteen people have been captured and seven people were imprisoned in operations connected with “ninja” gang activities in the districts of Kovalima and Bobonaro.

Govt officials should declare their wealth three times

Diario Nacional , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The Government through the Council Ministries had approved a new strategic plan to combat corruption presented by the Deputy Prime Minister for Management and Public Administration, Mario Viegas Carrascalão.

LABEH is ready to hand over corrupt cases to the anti-corruption commission

Diario Nacional , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior A national NGO LABEH’s Director, Christopher Henry Samson, has said that they are ready to hand over some allegation of corruption appear within the Government’s institutions and Ministries to the anti-corruption commission for further legal charge.

Domestic Violence number in Viqueque district staying in high

Suara Timor Loro Sa’e , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior Viqueque Distrcit Police Commander, Inspector Justinho Menezes, has said that domestic violence in the Viqueque district continue increasing in 2010, because of family and economy problem.

President Horta should show his assassination’s scar to the court

Suara Timor Loro Sa’e , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The lawyer for the ex-rebel leader, Gastão Salsinha, Jose Pedro Camoes, has said that he will not believe that President Jose Ramos Horta was really shot by the rebel on February 11th 2008, if the president not yet to show his assassination scars to the court.

The bodyguard that saved Xanana in 11 Feb. attack died

Diario Nacional , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior A bodyguard that saved the life of Prime Minister in February 11 attack, Adolfo Soares dos Santos, died last Friday (19/2) in Denpasar, Bali (Indonesia) due to a complication of high blood pressure, kidney and stomach problems.

20 years sought for attackers

Diario Nacional , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The Timorese public prosecution office has sought prison sentence ranging from two to 20 years for those 28 people involved in the February 11th attack on the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister.

President Horta will show his scars to the public

Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The President Jose Ramos Horta said that he would show his scars to the Timorese public sometime in the future as there are some who disbelieve that he was shot on by rebel soldiers led by Alfredo Reinado on February 11, 2008.

Former Rebel Gastão Salsinha denies allegations made by public prosecution

Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The ex-rebel leader, Gastão Salsinha, has denied the allegation made by the Public Prosecution that he, and the other rebel followers, were involved in the assault and attempted assassination of the President Jose Ramos Horta and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão on February 11th 2008.

Alleged assassin Marcelo Caetano denies shooting President Horta

Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The man accused of shooting President Horta on February 11th 2008, Marcelo “Susar” Caetano, yesterday denied the charges against him in testimony before the courts.

Alleged assassination mastermind Angelita Pires claims her innocence

Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The accused, Angelita Pires, has claimed that she, along with the twenty-seven other former rebels alleged to involve in the attempted assassination of 2008, are innocent.

State Secretary for Defense says Bobonaro and Kovalima intervention is going well

Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The State Secretary for Defense, Julio Tomas Pinto, has confirmed that operations by the Timorese National Police and Army to reduce crimes by so-called “ninja gangs” in Bobonaro and Kovalima districts are going on well.

Prosecution calls for former rebel Marcelo Caetano to face twenty years in prison

Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The Public Prosecution has called for the court to sentence the former rebel, Marcelo Caetano, to twenty years in prison.

Prosecution calls for alleged conspirator Angelita Pires

Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The public prosecution has called for the court to sentence Angelita Pires, an alleged conspirator in the attempted assassination of the President Jose Ramos Horta, under article 55 of the Indonesian penal code.

Jury should consider Marcelo Caetano could have been shooter: Prosecution

Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior Public Prosecutor, Felisminho Cardoso, has said that the jury should consider both the witness testimony and ballistic examinations which suggest that the accused, alleged former rebel Marcelo Caetano was the man who shot President Horta in the assassination attempt of 2008.

Public Prosecution calls for alleged assassination conspirators to face 10 year sentence

Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The public prosecution has called for the court to sentence those involved in the attempted assassination of Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão, including Gastão Salsinha, to ten years in prison.

Timor International Company forged Govt Logo: Industry Minister

Diario Nacional , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The Minister for Tourism, Commerce and Industry, Gil Alves da Costa, has said that the Timor International Company forged the Government logo “MTCI,” on importation forms, so that they could illegally import seven tons if rice into the country.

Inspectorate General is weak to carry its work

Diario Nacional , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior Inspector General Leader, Francisco de Carvalho, has confirmed recent comments by the Deputy Prime Minister, Mario Viegas Carrascalao, that his department is severely restricted due to a lack of human resources and facilities.

Fretilin and Democratic Party trade insults over ninja gang allegations

Diario Nacional , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The Fretilin and the Democratic Party have taken part in recent battle in Parliament regarding accusations that the followers of the Democratic Party were involved in crimes committed by ninja gangs in the Bobonaro and Kovalima districts.

Ex-resistance leader calls for individuals to take responsibility for allegations against his organization

Diario Nacional , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The Timorese Ex-resistance organization (CPD-RDTL) President, Antonio Aitahan Matak, has called for those people making allegations that his organization was involved in the recent crimes committed by ninja gangs, to face court.

Parliament house should used to discus national issues, and is not place for farthing

Timor Post , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The National Director for the NGO Luta Hamutuk, Mericio Akara, has said that parliament house should be a place to discuss national interests, not a house for fighting.

Businesses need to provide evidence of customs bribery: Acting Inspector General

Timor Post , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior Acting Inspector General, Francisco de Carvalho, has called for the international businesses to show any evidence that they have to his department, so that they can take any necessary action against the Customs department.

Govt should produce new environmental laws on heavy oil production

Timor Post , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The National Director for the NGO Luta Hamutuk, Mericio Akara, has said that it is important that the Government produce new laws for the environment in order to secure Timor-Leste’s interests regarding heavy oil power production projects.

Minister da Costa threaten to bring the Timor International Company to the court

Suara Timor Loro Sa’e , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior Director General for the Ministry of Tourism, Commerce, and Industry (MTCI), Georgina Manuela Cortereal, has said that Minister Gil Alves da Costa had threatened to bring the Timor International Company to the court over defamation on the MTCI.

Homicide case in Bobonaro district not politically motivated

Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The Program Manager for the Timorese Human Rights Association (HAK), Rogerio Viegas, has confirmed that recent criminal activities taking place in the Bobonaro district have left two young women dead.

Bua Malus group members allegedly claiming money from Venilale residents

Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior Bua Malus Group members have allegedly been involved in criminal activities, claiming money from residents in the Fatulia Village in the Venilale sub district.

Likisa district Police seize illegal weapons from vehicle passengers

Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior Likisa district police Commander, Orlando Gomes, says his officers have seized seven air-rifles, sixty-six swords and a number of knives in roadside searches held within the district.

NGO Director says Deputy PM’s statement kills “anti-corruption commission’s spirit”

Timor Post , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The National Director for the NGO LABEH, Christopher Henry Samson, has said that the recent statement of the Deputy Prime Minister for Management and Public Administration, Mario Viegas Carrascalão, has seemed to “kill the spirit” of the anti-corruption commission.

State Secretary Julio Tomas Pinto confirms Defense Force deployed to hunt ninja gangs

Timor Post , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The State Secretary for Defense, Julio Tomas Pinto, has confirmed that Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL) officers have been deployed in the Bobonaro and Kovalima districts to provide support to the Timorese National Police (PNTL) to hunt ninja gangs.

President Horta Calls for Timorese and Maldives Govt to form Climate Change Platform

Timor Post , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The President Jose Ramos Horta has called for the Timorese and Maldives Governments to put together a joint platform to provide information to the Asiatic block on climate change.

Monsignor Ricardo calls for Timorese Christians to pray for the nation

Timor Post , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The Dili Diocese Bishop, Monsignor Alberto Ricardo da Silva, has called for Timorese Christians to pray for the country and to continue to show a good attitude based on the Christ doctrine.

Fretilin followers manipulating parliament: Parliamentary President Araujo

Diario Nacional , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The parliamentary President, Fernando “Lasama” de Araujo, has said that Fretilin members have manipulated important facts in the Parliamentary session.

Fretilin MP questions the work of national intelligence

Diario Nacional , 22 February 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior Fretilin MP, Francisco Miranda Branco, has questioned the work of the national intelligence in a parliamentary session, saying that they have not successfully identified the criminals behind recent violent attacks by ninja gangs in the west of the country.


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