Subject: UNMISET Daily Media Review 5 April 2005

[Poster's note: Long repeats of international articles already sent out to the east-timor list have been removed.]

UNMISET Daily Press Review

Compiled by the Public Information Office from national and international sources

Daily Media Review

Tuesday, 5 April 2005

Vice Minister Branco: Members of Truth and Friendship Commission not yet decided

Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Olimpio Branco, said even though Timor-Leste and Indonesia have signed an agreement on the Commission of Truth and Friendship, the Government has yet to appoint five people, who would become members of this body. (Timor Post)

National press coverage on death of Pope John Paul II

Timor Post quotes the Spokesman of the Vatican, Joaquin Navarro-Valls, as saying that Pope John Paul II's funeral would be held on 8 April. The newspaper also reported that the President of the National Parliament, Francisco Guterres, and MPs conveyed their condolences on the passing of the Pope.

Suara Timor Lorosae (STL) reported that the Government of Timor-Leste has decided to build a statue of the Pope in Tasi-Tolu. This information, relayed by the Chief of Fretilin, Francisco Branco, also said that the Government has the support of all political parties. (Timor Post, STL)

MP Amaral: Indonesian President plans to visit National Parliament

MP Clementino Amaral announced that the Indonesian President, Susilo Bambang Yudahyono, who will be visiting Timor-Leste on 8 April, would also make an appearance at the National Parliament. Amaral added that during the one hour visit, President Yudahyono will meet the President of the National Parliament for half an hour and that he will also address the Parliament. (Timor Post, Suara Timor Lorosae)

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