Subject: UNMISET Daily Media Review 14 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 Thursday, 14 April 2005

João Carrascalão: Big mistake to affiliate martial arts group with political party

The President of Timor-Leste’s National Olympic team, João Carrascalão, claims it is a big mistake for a martial arts group such as ‘KORKA’ (Klibur Oan Timor Rai Klaran) to associate themselves with a political party. João Carrascalão made the comments following the declaration by KORKA, aligning itself with the current governing political party, Fretilin. (Timor Post, STL)

Kuwait Ambassador Presents Credential Letter

The Ambassador of Kuwait, Muhammad Fadel Khallef, presented his credentials to the President of Timor-Leste, Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão on Wednesday at the Palace of Ashes. Both Timor-Leste and STL reported that Ambassador Muhammad, who is based in Jakarta, announced Kuwait and Timor-Leste will establish ties to assist the development sector, in areas such as infrastructure, oil exploration and clean water.

The Kuwaiti government has also offered US$600,000 for a plan to transform sea water into drinking water. (Timor Post, STL, TVTL)

Dili District court releases 4 PNTL suspects

Dili District court released four PNTL suspects yesterday, who were accused of being involved in rape case in Tasi Tolu in February 2004. The prosecutor presiding over the case took the decision to release the four suspects because of the lack of evidence available. (STL)

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