Subject: TIMOR-LESTE NEWS May 27, 2010

Timor-Leste News

Timor-Leste Subscriber News

Local and International Media Monitoring

For May 27, 2010

In this edition

National News Headings:

*Horta bestowed with honor cause doctor

*Fretilin calls on Govt to resolve Timorese students? conflict in Indonesia

*Govt continues to follow students? situation

*Horta provides car and computers to Maliana Diocese

*Xanana firmly to defend pipeline building to Timor-Leste

*Fretilin is doubtful with FNPK

*Six children in Aileu sexually abused

*PM Gusmao to be responsible for his ministers? fault

*PM Gusmao will not say yes to install pipeline to Australia

*Ministry of Education plans to delegate a team to Indonesia.

*Dili District court postpone trial yesterday

*Ex-guerilla fighters ready to fight against illegal armed group

*Do not ever dream to become bruiser

*Indonesian Embassy is yet to receive information on the death of an Indonesian

International News? Headings:

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National News:

*Horta bestowed with honor cause doctor

*Radio Timor-Leste, May 27, 2010 language source: Tetun

President Jose Ramos Horta has been bestowed with a conflict and peace resolution honor cause doctor by the University of Masacusset of the US last Sunday.

During the ceremony President Horta was talking on how to build a nation and state, as well as job field creation in Timor-Leste.

Horta also talked on the challenges faced by the US in leading the world to fight against poverty and climate change by creating an equal partnership with Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Horta added that when the US started spending money for saving the bankrupt bank, the Government was possible to increase its international support up to 0.8%.

Horta was the key note speaker in dialog which was attended by about 8000 students and other participants.

*Fretilin calls on Govt to resolve Timorese students? conflict in Indonesia

*Radio Timor-Leste, May 27, 2010 language source: Tetun

Fretilin bench in the Parliament has called on the Government, mainly the Ministry of Foreign affairs and Cooperation to settle down the recent clash engaging the Timorese students in Yogyakarta of Indonesia, due to Yogyakarta traditional authority is planning to send those students back home.

MP Arsenio Bano from Fretilin said the traditional authority of Yogyakarta had threatened to send the students back home if they continue committing crime; therefore the Government should take an immediate action to resolve this problem as soon as posible.

If our teenagers do not make self-improvement, so then they will be sent back home. The Government could take a necessary action, because Timorese students try to kill one another,? Bano said.

MP Inacio Moreira said the Government should take necessary action to prevent another conflict that might happen shortly.

Our students are still threatening one another where they all are Timorese. I am calling on the minister to take a necessary action as we do not want such attitude continue to happen,? Moreira.

*Govt continues to follow students? situation

*Radio Timor-Leste, May 27, 2010 language source: Tetun

The Government through the Embassy of Timor-Leste in Indonesia is currently continuing to follow situation of the Timorese students in Yogyakarta.

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Zacarias Albano da Costa made the comments in relation to the MPs? concerns over the recent clash of the Timorese students in Indonesia.

Da Costa recognized that the Indonesian authority had given ultimatum to the Timorese students regarding the referred case.

Da Costa stressed that the Timorese Government had cooperated with Indonesian police to resolve the case through legal proceedings.

*Horta provides car and computers to Maliana Diocese

*Suara Timor Loro Sa?e, May 27, 2010 language source: Tetun

President Jose Ramos Horta has offered one car and 10 computers to help facilitate administrative affairs of the Maliana Diocese.

The president made decision to provide the diocese, because it still lacks of supporting facilities in the process of administration.

Administrative Director for the President Office, Mateus Ximenes Belo said was lent to Bishop Norberto to do his activities until the diocese has had its own car.

Belo added that the computers provided were from the Korean Government.

*Xanana firmly to defend pipeline building to Timor-Leste

*Suara Timor Loro Sa?e, May 27, 2010 language source: Tetun

Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao has pledged to firmly defend the Greater Sunrise gas and oil field pipeline building to Timor-Leste due to he does not want Australia to enjoy the country's natural resources.

The prime minister said if the Australian Government was hell-bent, so then the Timorese Government would not give it opportunity.

Gusmao stressed that Indonesia and Australia agreed to jointly explore the country's gas and oil field, but now Australian Government should respect the Timorese rights.

They are very arrogant by seeking for our weaknesses and pressing us,? Gusmao said.

He added that the Government would continue negotiating with the Australian Government to build pipeline to Timor-Leste.

*Fretilin is doubtful with FNPK

*Suara Timor Loro Sa?e, May 27, 2010 language source: Tetun

MP Inacio Moreira from Fretilin has questioned the establishment of a national forum of corruption prevention by Deputy Prime Minister for Public Administration and Good Governance, Mario Viegas Carrascalao, because it might not work effectively.

Moreira said he prefers giving opportunity to other legal institutions to do this task optimally.

I think it is not so effective to set up many commissions to prevent corruption, because what I have seen is that many of them do not work effectively,? Moreira said.

He added that the country had established institutions like Human Rights and Justice Ombudsman (PDHJ), Anti-Corruption Commission and Inspectorate General to help prevent corruption in the country.

*Six children in Aileu sexually abused

*Suara Timor Loro Sa?e, May 27, 2010 language source: Tetun

Six children in Aileu are still in traumatic conditions due to they were sexually assaulted by irresponsible people since 2003.

According to the data collected by Children Protection, most of the children are under 18 years old of age.

Based on our monitoring findings six children of fewer than 18 years old of age were violated,? Aileu Children Protection Newt working,? reported.

*PM Gusmao to be responsible for his ministers? fault

*Timor Post, May 27, 2010 language source: Tetun

Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao has said that he would be responsible for the promises made by his ministers in the meeting of the Council of Ministers.

Fatu-Kadi Chief of village, Duarte de Jeus has said that the Agriculture Minister Mariano?Asanami? Sabino has pledged to cultivate land for them, but he had not implemented his promise yet up to now.

Agriculture Minister Mariano ?Asanami? Sabino has pledged to cultivate our land, but he has never kept his promise,? de Jesus said.

In response, PM Gusmao said that he would present the residents complaints to the Council of the Ministers to discus it.

I should be responsible for the promises made by my ministers. I will present your complaints in meeting of the Council of Ministers to be discussed so that the referred minister could keep his promise,? PM Gusmao said.

*PM Gusmao will not say yes to install pipeline to Australia

*Timor Post, May 27, 2010 language source: Tetun

Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao has said that the Parliamentary Majority Alliance (AMP) Government would never say yes to install LNG pipeline of the Greater Sunrise to Australia.

PM Gusmao said that options presented by the Australian National Petroleum Authority  was an arrogance and was a manner to press Timor-Lester Government to agree with their option but it was impossible for the Timorese Government to agree with them.

They are very arrogant and are trying to see our weaknesses and press us to fallow them,? PM Gusmao said.

He also called on all people to unite and to support the Government's option to build LNG pipeline to the country, otherwise some other big countries would steal wealth of Timor-Leste.

They steal and separate us by giving money, but in the other hand they distribute weapons to destroy us,? PM Gusmao said.

Meanwhile, Bishop for Baukau Diocese, Monsignor Basilio do Nascimento, said that people of Timor-Leste have the right to have LNG pipeline of the Greater Sunrise.

*Ministry of Education plans to delegate a team to Indonesia.

*Timor Post, May 27, 2010 language source: Tetun

Minister for Education, Jo? Cancio Freitas, has said that he would present the recent criminal case in Jakarta in the Council of Ministers? meeting in order to delegate a team to Indonesia for resolving the referred case.

I will present this case in the Council of Ministers? meeting on Saturday, so that we can coordinate with each other to send a national team to Indonesia that will compost of leaders of martial arts and National Police officers to talk directly with martial arts? gangs who engaged in act of crime in Indonesia,? Minister Freitas said.

The recent criminal case in Jakarta had involved Timorese student, leaving one of the Timorese students killed.

Minister Freitas made the comment yesterday during a press conference held at the office of the Ministry of Education.

*Dili District court postpone trial yesterday

*Timor Post, May 27, 2010 language source: Tetun

The Dili District Court yesterday postponed trial process of the attack on the Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL) Commander; Taur Matan Ruak due to former Timorese Police Commander Paulo Fatima Martins was not present.

The court has sent an official letter to the Parliament in order to allow MP Matins to testify in the court, but the Parliamentary Speaker Fernando Lasama? de Araujo responded it through a text saying that his MP would only provide his response to the court in written form.

Meanwhile, Judge Felismino Cardoso, has said the court would sent the same questions to MP Martins that had been asked to other witnesses.

He said that the witnesses should provide their answers within five days.

Meanwhile, Abillio Mausoko who was alleged of involving in the assault case against General Ruak, said that he was dissatisfied with some leaders who had not contributed to the trial process.

We have always be subject to the law but some leaders are not. We all should contribute to the trial process. I used to struggle for the country's liberation as well, but just because of this situation whether I have to face prison term or not, therefore all people should give their contribution,? Mausoko said.

*Ex-guerilla fighters ready to fight against illegal armed group

*Timor Post, May 27, 2010 language source: Tetun

Ex-FALINTIL commando, MP Cornelio, L-7? da Conceicao Gama, has said that the ex-guerilla fighters are ready to fight against the illegal armed group that wanted to destroy this country.

We the ex-guerilla fighters are ready to fight against illegal armed group. We will hunt them down, because we do not want people of this country to suffer again and this is our statement as the ex-guerilla fighter,? Gama said.

He said that no reason for anyone to carry weapon illegally as Timor-Leste had reached its independence.

We engaged in war, some died, wounded and lost families. We suffered but we did that for the sake of us. We have reached independence but if they [illegal group] want to create conflict then they have to be careful. We will arrest all their family members because we do not want to suffer again as our past was a bitter experience,? MP Gama said.

Meanwhile, the Parliamentary Committee B for Defense and Security President, Duarte Nunes, confirmed many weapons of the National Police went missing during the 2006 crisis had not been recalled yet.

However MP David Dias Ximenes, the member of the Parliamentary Committee B. said the Committee B had no document about the weapons of the PNTL went missing.

According to the Timorese National Police, Superintendent Chief Mateus Fernandes that the current situation in Ermera is under control.

He made the comments regarding the rumors widespread that there was an illegal armed group in Ermera led by an ex- 745 battalion of Indonesia's TNI.

*Do not ever dream to become bruiser

*Timor Post, May 27, 2010 language source: Tetun

The Timorese Operational Police, Superintendent Chief Mateus Fernandes, has called for all the martial art gangs not to dream of becoming bruiser, but trying to contribute to the country's development.

Don?t ever dream of becoming bruiser. The important thing is development. Therefore it is important to hold discussion if there is something important,? Fernandes said.

He made the comment yesterday regarding some martial arts gangs that had engaged in recent clash in Baucau, Dili, Indonesia and some other places in Timor-Leste.

He also called on all people to report to the National Police if some gangs tried to create conflict in their suburbs.

*Indonesian Embassy is yet to receive information on the death of an Indonesian

*Timor Post, May 27, 2010 language source: Tetun

A staff of the Indonesian Embassy, Carlito da Silva, has said that the Indonesian Embassy in Timor-Leste had not received yet information from the National Police about the death of an Indonesian who was found dead in Hera recently.

He said that the Embassy would not make comments ove this case, because the case was unclear to them.

He said that their side would confirm the case with the National Hospital Guido Valadares and the National Police to have more information on the case.

Meanwhile, the Timorese Operational Police Commander, Superintendent Chief Mateus Fernandes, said that the National Police had informed the case to the Indonesian Embassy for further legal purpose.

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