Subject: TIMOR-LESTE NEWS June 2, 2010

Timor-Leste News

Timor-Leste Subscriber News

Local and International Media Monitoring

For June 4, 2010


In this edition
National News' Headings:

*Farther Mouzinho unpleased with criminals free from legal charge
*Govt to construct harbor to facilitate two war ships shortly
*Court appreciates PNTL's contribution for legal process
*New Zealand supports Timor-Leste to became ASEAN member
*Luta Hamutuk urges Govt and EITI team work to disseminate EITI's report
*Gusmao plans to purchase more warships for F-FDTL
*AMP coalition to agree with additional state budget
*Lacking of facilities to complicate intelligence service
*Security at Dili sea port does not go well, many goods missing
*Luta Hamutuk finds 2009 state budget execution is full of manipulations
*Dili bishop condemns killings

International News' Headings:
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National News:

*Farther Mouzinho unpleased with criminals free from legal charge
*Televizaun Timor-Leste, June 4, 2010 language source: Tetun

Priest Mouzinho Lopes, has said that he was unpleased with the court decision on freeing the criminals who shot him during the country's crises of 2006 near the Dili Mercado Lama market place.

Lopes said that as priest he pardoned the assailant, but he was unpleased because his testimonies in the court were in vain.

As a father I pardoned the attacker. They have many reasons but just to say that the one who shot me should be careful with his life and he should not cheat himself because one day he will responsible for what he did," Father Lopes said.

He also said he received medical treatment yearly in Indonesia due to the wound on his body.

He added starting from the first constitutional Government the court had not carry out its task optimally to provide justice for those people who sought for the justice because there was an intervention from political leaders.


*Govt to construct harbor to facilitate two war ships shortly
*Televizaun Timor-Leste, June 4, 2010 language source: Tetun

The State Secretary for Defense has said that Timorese Government has planned to construct harbor in Hera in order to facilitate the tow war ships of Betano and Jaco to have anchor this was because the current conditions of the Hera harbor was unusable.

Pinto said that the construction project would be started in this moth and the project would be managed by a company from Australia.

I agree with your statement that we have ships but there is no facility. Defense and Security Minister and Council of Ministers had decided to construct a temporary harbor in Hera and the council of Ministers has also released a resolution to allow a company from Australia named Lives. The company presents sketch of the harbor and manner on how to maintain the harbor in the future," Pinto said.

The two ships were bought by the Timorese Government from China with total amount US$ 28 million for securing underwater wealth of
Timor-Leste.


*Court appreciates PNTL's contribution for legal process
*Timor Post, June 4, 2010 language source: Tetun

Dili District Court has appreciated the contribution of the Timorese National Police to the judicial process in the country.

Panel Judge, Antonio Goncalves said the court appreciate the PNTL's officers, particularly those who had good will to testify in the court like Timorese Police Deputy Commander, Commissioner Afonso de Jesus, regarding the gun fire between the late ex-rebel leader Alfredo Reinado Alves and his men with the Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL) soldiers in Fatuahi on May 23, 2006.

Court appreciates presence of the PNTL's Deputy Commander, Commissioner Afonso de Jesus in to court to contribute to the court trial. The court also congratulated the PNTL officers who had appeared in the court and give their testimonies about Fatuahi case," Goncalves said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Timorese Police, Commissioner Afonso de Jesus said that it was important for all people to be subject to the existing law.

I think our [PNTL officers] presence in the court is a new thing and all the citizens have role to cooperate with the court in order to implement well justice in the country," de Jesus said.


*New Zealand supports Timor-Leste to became ASEAN member
*Timor Post, June 4, 2010 language source: Tetun

The Foreign Affairs Minister of New Zealand, Murray McCully, has said that his Government committed to endorsing Timor-Leste to become member of the South East Asia Nations (ASEAN).

McCully made the comments when the Timorese Foreign Affairs Minister Zacarias Albano da Costa met with him last Tuesday in Wellington.

McCully said that his Government would ready to provide technical supports including human resources in the most area that would be prioritized.

Minister da Costa and McCully also talked about cooperations of Timor-Leste and New Zealand in the future, particularly in the field of Defense, Security, agriculture and education.


*Luta Hamutuk urges Govt and EITI team work to disseminate EITI's report
*Timor Newsline, June 4, 2010

Luta Hamutuk NGO has urged the Timorese Government and Extractive Industry transparency Initiative EITI's team work to immediately disseminate report findings of the IETI regarding the country's petroleum revenue thorough public discussions and workshops throughout the country , due to people in the rural areas do not know what the EITI's report about.

Luta-Hamutuk called the Government through the State Secretariat for Natural Resource to simplify the EITI report in a way that easier for the people to read.

Luta-Hamutuk recommends to the Government to ask the country's public TV and radio to provide special space for publishing the EITI's report, so that all people of the country could get access to it.

It prefers the EITI's report need to be distributed through civil society, religious institutions and academics.


*Gusmao plans to purchase more warships for F-FDTL
*Suara Timor Lorosa'e, June 4, 2010 language source: Tetun

Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao who also minister for defense and security has planned to purchase more big-size warships for the Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL) marine unit to better control the country's maritime zone.

Gusmao made the comments during his strategic planning consultation with the country's people recently.

Gusmao also called on the F-FDTL's marine unit to better use the two ships purchased from China in safeguarding the country's maritime.

The two ships purchased from China are being used by our boys and daughters in the F-FDTL's naval unit and that will be used for saving our riches in the sea," Gusmao said.


*AMP coalition to agree with additional state budget
*Suara Timor Lorosa'e, June 4, 2010 language source: Tetun

The Parliamentary Majority Alliance (AMP) coalition in the Parliament is ready to agree with the additional state budget proposed by the Government led by Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao, as it could help support goals and priorities of the country's national development.

MP Rui Menezes from the Democratic Party (PD) said the constitution permitted the Government to propose more budget if the state budget was not enough to fulfill people's needs.

Menezes also disagreed with some political parties who had questioned about the Government's capability of executing the state budget proposed.

MP Aderito Hugo da Costa from the National Congress for the Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) said the additional state budget proposed should not be linked with the incapability of the Government in executing the state budget, because the country had competent institutions, such as human rights and justice ombudsman (PDHJ), the Parliament and the Anti-Corruption Commission (KAK) to deal with this matter.


*Lacking of facilities to complicate intelligence service
*Suara Timor Lorosa'e, June 4, 2010 language source: Tetun

 Intelligence Police of Ermera district is yet to carry out its task optimally, due to lacking of facilities; therefore it is incapable of discovering the illegal armed groups in that district.

Director for NGO Labeh, Christopher Henry Samson said it found that the intelligence of Ermera had not worked optimally, because of lacking of facilities and that needed to be improved.

The intelligence service could not work optimally to discover the illegal armed groups, as they are lacking of facilities," Samson said.


*Security at Dili sea port does not go well, many goods missing
*Timor Post, June 4, 2010 language source: Tetun

Security situation at the Dili sea port has not secured well and therefore it has appeared negative things where many imported goods went missing.

An exporter said many of his goods went missing, particularly those goods that were out of container such as rice, tyres and so fort, adding that it went missing many times in the Dili port due to security was not guaranteed.

Meanwhile, another unnamed source also recognized that it was true that the security in the harbor was not maintained well and it had impacted on the good imported from other countries.


*Luta Hamutuk finds 2009 state budget execution is full of manipulations
*Timor Post, June 4, 2010 language source: Tetun

Luta Hamutuk Director, Mericio Akara said that the country's 2009 general stated budget execution was full of manipulation and corruption.

Akara said that there were some irregularities found in the execution of the 2009's general state budget as the Government's report on the budget execution was different from the result of Luta Hamutuk's observation findings in which the Government executed US$604,339 from the total amount approved by the Parliament US $ 680,783, adding that the Government had executed 605,261 which represented 89% of the budged.

This is why Luta Hamutuk calling on competent institutions, particularly the anti-corruption commission (KAK) to investigate the money worth US$ 992 because there is no clarification of this amount or and has not been found in the report ," Akara said.

He also called on the Planning and Finance Ministry to amend the text law as it had impacted domestic revenues after the Government reformed
the text law in 2008.


*Dili bishop condemns killings
*Suara Timor Lorosa'e, June 4, 2010 language source: Tetun

Dili Diocese Bishop, Monsignor Alberto Ricardo da Costa has strongly condemned people who are believed to have been engaged in killing and throwing babies in the country.

The bishop said the people were inhuman, immoral and in irresponsible and said such action was against the country culture.

Da Silva called on the Timorese people to stay away from such attitude, due to it was not reflecting the Timorese culture.

This is bad attitude and we have never agreed with this kind action and as Timorese we should not imitate it," Da Silva said.

He called on the country's people to put hand together working for humanity and protecting children for a better future.

(The contents of this service do not reflect the views of TLMDC. News
and opinion is summarized; and headlines are edited in English to give
the best possible sense of the original headline. For more detailed
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