Subject: TIMOR-LESTE NEWS May 26, 2010  

Timor-Leste News

Local and International - For May 26, 2010

In this edition

National News Headings:

*UNICEF holds a day seminar to improve skills of Journalists
*Likisa district police fetches a dead body in a river close to Eritu sub-village
*Fretilin MP concerns about rehabilitation project of Bebui irrigation
*Technical staffs from China continue training crews of Timorese Marine ships
*Many MPs do not show their national sprit: MP Barros
*PM Gusmao: Woodside has bad experience in Africa
*Deputy PM Carrascalao: ?Church has not contributed to combat corruption?
*Minister da Costa calls on Timorese students to show unity
*Indonesia to send back Timorese student
*It needs further clarification about illegal group in Ermera
*39 foreigners infiltrate the country illegally
*Youth should not use violence to resolve problem
*Fretilin ready to hand over report of Parliamentary Inquiry Commission to KAK
*Lateness of presenting referendum package project?s report is disaster to the country
*Six people died in Same hospital
*President Horta condemn aggression against Cheonan ship

National News:

*UNICEF holds a day seminar to improve skills of Journalists

*Televizaun Timor-Leste, May 26, 2010 language source: Tetun

The UNICEF in Timor-Leste in collaboration with the Timorese Government of Children Commissary Department and Jornal ba Labarik held a day seminar for skills improvement.

The objective of the seminar was to improve skills of journalists of ?Jornal ba Larik? so that they could write news stories about children?s rights.

The title of the seminar was ?Convention Orientation of Children?s Rights with Ethic of Reporting about Women and Children.?

*Likisa district police fetches a dead body in a river close to Eritu sub-village

*Radio Timor-Leste, May 26, 2010 language source: Tetun

Likisa district Police yesterday fetched a dead body in a river side that close to Eritu sub-village of Guguleu Village in Maubara sub-district.

Maubara sub-district commando, Agent Chief Florindo Pereira, has said that the thirty-seven-year old man was jabbed by Filomeno Afonso at his neck at the victim?s house Monday night and Afonso also jabbed another 60 years old man.

Pereira confirmed that after killing the victim, Afonso took the dead body and threw it in the river side at least two kilo meters distance from the victim?s house.

?The suspect come to the victim?s house and jabbed at his neck that was why neck of the victim almost disjoined from its body. The suspect took the dead body and threw it at least two kilo meters distance from victim?s house,? Pereira said.

Pereira said that suspect been detained by the Police yesterday in Guguleu village in order to face legal process.

Pereira also said that the dead body would be taken to the National Hospital of Guido Valadares in order to be autopsied whereas the other victim is now attending medical treatment in Maubara Clinic.

*Fretilin MP concerns about rehabilitation project of Bebui irrigation

*Radio Timor-Leste, May 26, 2010 language source: Tetun

MP Inacio Moreira from Fretilin concerned about rehabilitation project of Bebui irrigation of Watulari sub-district that was managed by United General Construction Company.

He called on the competent institution to hold investigation into the project implementation, because the project was yet to be completed.

He said that the company was incapable to finalize the project in seventeen months and worst than that the project had no quality.

He also said that there was an indication of corruption in the project implementation and therefore he called on the Agriculture Minister to responsible to the case.

?We have to question and suspicious that there is an indication of corruption. The principal contractor has no capability and therefore it make another sub-contract with another company with total amount US$3,9 million,? MP Moreira said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister for Management and Public Administration, Mario Viegas Carrascal?, also said the same story that rehabilitation project of Bebui irrigation had no quality and worst than that it will be threat for local residents houses and their wet rice field in the rainy season, this was because the company had not maintain quality of the project.

*Technical staffs from China continue training crews of Timorese Marine ships

*Radio Timor-Leste, May 26, 2010 language source: Tetun

Technical team from China continue accompanying crews of the Timorese Marine ships in order to better professionalize them to manage the two war ships purchased by the Government from China with the total amount US$28 million.

The Timorese Marine Force Commander, Colonel Pedro Klamar Fuik, has said that his department sent its officers to China to attend training on how to use the ships, but he added that it was needed further training from the technical team so that the crews could managed well the ships in the future.

?The two ships been arrived and therefore we will hold naval operational training shortly in order to better prepare our crews,? Colonel Klamar Fuik said.

He added that the Naval component was ready to control Timorese Water with the two ships in order to secure under water wealth in the Timor Sea.

He also said that they have planned to inaugurate the two ships shortly.

According to Klamar Fuik that the naval harbor in Hera was not guarantee the two ships to have anchor and therefore the commando would create a proper condition in order to save the two war ships when they would anchor.

*Many MPs do not show their national sprit: MP Barros

*Radio Timor-Leste, May 26, 2010 language source: Tetun

MP Hermes Barros from Social Democratic Party (PSD) has said that many MPs did not show their national and patriotism spirit.

MP Barros made the comment regarding many MPs had not participate in the national flag lowering ceremony on May 20th.

?There are only five MPs that participate in the national flag lowering ceremony on May 20th afternoon. Many MPs yelled many times that it is important to have strong national spirit but it was fiddlestick as they have never realized or implement what they said,? MP Barros said.

*PM Gusm?: Woodside has bad experience in Africa

*Diario Nacional, May 26, 2010 language source: Tetun

Prime Minister Xanana Gusm? has said that Woodside Company faced bad experience in Africa as they engaged in corruption.

PM Gusm? said that he was unbelief in Woodside Company and therefore he said that the Government would not allow Woodside to build pipeline from the Greater Sunrise in the Timor Sea to the country.

PM Gusm? also called on all people to be united and not to trust in international company, particularly Woodside Company which refused to bring pipeline to Timor-Leste.

He added that the Government signed an agreement with the company to train the Timorese young people but it had not realized to date.

?Chonoco philips in Bayu Undan pledged to train our young people in two last years, but finally they employ 30 Timorese people but some of them been sucked out due to they make criticism. If we are not unite then people will separate us,? PM Gusm? said.

*Deputy PM Carrascal?: ?Church has not contributed to combat corruption?

*Diario Nacional, May 26, 2010 language source: Tetun

Deputy Prime Minister for Management and Public Administration, Mario Carrascal?, has said that the church has condemned corruption practice many times but never contributes to combat corruption in the country.

Deputy PM Carrascal? made the comment due to the absence of the church in a meeting to compile opinions before setting up National Forum for Corruption Prevention (FNPK).

?Actually the church should participate in the meeting, because 80%-90% of our populations are Catholic,? Carrascal? said.

He also called on all people including religious leaders to give hand to eradicate corruption virus in the country.

*Minister da Costa calls on Timorese students to show unity

*Diario Nacional, May 26, 2010 language source: Tetun

The Timorese Foreign Affairs Minister, Zacarias Albano da Costa, has called on all the Timorese students who are doing their study in Indonesia to show unity in order to create peace as it was part of showing good image of the country.

?Sometime we considered fight between young people is normal, but it is crime when they engage in murder and it will affect on our image. I have told them many times to resolve their problem peacefully,? Minister da Costa said.

He also called on the Timorese students not to bring their problem in Timor-Leste to Indonesia, because it would affect on the country?s image.

*Indonesia to send back Timorese student

*Suara Timor Lorosa?e, May 26, 2010 language source: Tetun

The Indonesian Government has given ultimatum to the Timorese Students to resolve their problem prior to May 28th 2010, otherwise they would be sent back to Timor-Leste.

A source from the Timorese Foreign Ministry made the comment Tuesday in relation to the recent problem that involved the Timorese Students in Jakarta and the incident had left a student dead.

?It is normal if the young people fight with each other, but it is crime if they kill other people and it shows bad image of Timorese student abroad. Therefore Indonesia had given dead line to the Timorese students to resolve their problem prior to May 28th 2010. I concern about this situation because I have told them many times that they are lucky to do their study in Indonesia though economic condition of their parents is not good and it is a good opportunity for them to do their study abroad,? the source said.

The Timorese Foreign Miniter Zacarias Albano da Costa had ordered to the Timorese ambassador to resolve the case, but he could not, because it was martial art problem.

*It needs further clarification about illegal group in Ermera

*Suara Timor Lorosa?e, May 26, 2010 language source: Tetun

MP Rui Menezes from Democratic Party (PD) concerned about illegal group in Ermera and therefore he called for further clarification about it.

?I am calling on the National Parliament and the National Police to give clear information, because the Timorese Citizens are dilemmatic with the existence of illegal weapons , this is because we just pass bad experience of conflict, therefore people do not want to hear sound of gun shot again,? MP Menezes said.

He said that the Parliament should summon the Timorese National Police and Army to appear in the Parliament to clarify current situation in Ermera.

Meanwhile, the Timorese Operational Police Commander, Superintendent Chief Mateus Fernandes, has refused to make comment on this issue, and he called on all people not to believe in rumors.

He added that the National Police was making efforts to maintain security situation in the country including control the border to prevent illegal infiltration.

*39 foreigners infiltrate the country illegally

*Timor Post, May 26, 2010 language source: Tetun

Emigration Department Police?s Operational Commander, Inspector Ricardo Moniz Pare, has confirmed that there were 39 foreigners infiltrate the country illegally trough the border in May.

He said that those people who infiltrate the country illegally were from Indonesia, particularly those Timorese people who supported integration with Indonesia in 1999.

?We do not detain those people who infiltrated the country illegally through water and secrete way in Batugade,? Pare said.

He said that they infiltrate the country illegally in order to visit their families and to pluck coffee in Ermera.

*Youth should not use violence to resolve problem

*Timor Post, May 26, 2010 language source: Tetun

The National Youth Council of Timor-Leste (CNJTL) President, Leovogildo Hornay, has said that young people always engaged in crime and that was an attitude that they had not contribute to the development process of the country.

Hornay made the comment yesterday regarding the engagement of young people in crime, particularly the martial arts? gangs.

He also called on the martial arts gangs to valorize the law produced by the Government and consider it as regulation that should be subject to.

In relation to the recent criminal case that involved Timorese Student in Indonesia that left a student dead, he said the case should be processed legally.

?I think it is important to have full investigation to this case and any problem that happened,? Hornay said.

*Fretilin ready to hand over report of Parliamentary Inquiry Commission to KAK

*Timor Post, May 26, 2010 language source: Tetun

MP Arsenio Paix? Bano from Fretilin has threatened to hand over report of the Parliamentary Inquiry Commission to the anti-corruption commission and Public Prosecution if the Parliament would not have agenda to discus the repost about of the Government?s Subsidized MTCI missing rice

?It is possible to send the report directly to the anti-corruption commission and Prosecutor General,? MP Bano said.

Meanwhile, the Parliamentary Speaker Fernando ?Lasama? de Araujo, said that the Parliament had not have agenda to debate the report due to it had not fulfill criteria.

?I have asked them to fulfill the formal existing criteria as we need to receive formal thing,? Lasama said.

In response to this statement, he said that it was important to have discussion in the Parliament so that they could fulfill criteria that were needed to accomplish their report.

*Lateness of presenting referendum package project?s report is disaster to the country

*Timor Post, May 26, 2010 language source: Tetun

MP Joaquim dos Santo from Fretilin has said that the Government led by Prime Minister Xanana Gusm? had not yet to present report about referendum package project to the Parliament and therefore he considered it as disaster to the country.

MP dos Santos said that the recent Government referendum package projects were illegal projects which were appeared by the Parliamentary Majority Alliance (AMP) Government.

?Government decided to take money without authorization of the Parliament. The Parliament had never authorized that Government to move substance of the money that approved by the Parliament based on the items defined,? MP dos Santos said.

However, MP Carmelita Moniz from the National Congress for the Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) has said that the money spent for the Government referendum package projects had include in the 2009 state general budged.

*Six people died in Same hospital

*Suara Timor Lorosa?e, May 26, 2010 language source: Tetun

Chief of Same Health Center, Alberto Sarmento, has confirmed that six people dead in the Same health center due to suffer from ispa and another disease and most of them who dead were children.

He said that the disease currently suffering by local resident of Same was diarrhea, mal nutrition and complicated disease.

He added that another disease suffering by the people of Same were skin disease, ulkusginital, peniumunia and stil ohers.

According to Sarmento that there were 3234 up to 36.000 of malaria patients registered since January up to April.


 


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