Subject: Daily Media Review 10 October 2003


Dili, 10 October 2003 Daily Media Review

Sarmento: Many Asian Investors Interested in Timor-Leste

The Director of Asia Regional Division of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Roberto Sarmento Soares, told the media on Wednesday that Asian investors, especially the ones from Indonesia, are interested in Timor-Leste. He said that although Timor-Leste delegation participated in the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit as observers only, they managed to meet with various delegations and exchanges ideas and opinions. (TP)

Longuinhos on Interpol General Assembly Meeting

The Timorese General-Prosecutor, Longuinhos Monteiro told the media on Thursday that preliminary investigation on the shooting incident in the border indicates that the bullet that killed former militia member, Francisco Viegas Viriato does not belong to the BPU, reported Suara Timor Lorosae on Friday. Monteiro said that Indonesia has offered to cooperate in the investigation, but he prefers that his office to conducts a thorough investigation, the incident first and cross checking the evidence provided by pathologists. He added that he is leading the investigation due to some "awkwardness" in the case. The Prosecutor General stressed that the issue in question is the "bullet", which, according to his point of view, does not belong to the BPU but "maybe to someone else". (STL)

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