|Subject: UNMIT Daily Media Review 16
Friday, 16 November 2007
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National Media Reports
TVTL Summary News Talks between the government and the petitioners: Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão is asking all of the petitioners to be involved in the dialogue as it the responsibility of the government to solve their problems.
The screening process of PNTL: to end December 1st: The United Nations Police (UNPol) spokesperson, Benjamin Osuji said 1460 members of PNTL have undergone the screening process and that there are only 104 officers left to be screened. According to Mr. Osuji, the screening process will end 1st of December this year.
UN: not involved in the talks between the government and petitioners: The Spokesperson of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT), Ms. Allison Cooper, said that UN is not involved in the talks between the government and the petitioners as the UN is not in control of law and order. However, the UN will provide security to the during the negotiation process. (DN)
Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão: “Salsinha should be with the petitioners” Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão is asking the spokesperson of the petitioners, Mr. Gastão Salsinha to participate in the dialogue as the government has a commitment to solve the problem.
The first meeting of the talks had no participation from the petitioners of Mr. Gastão‘s group, and only fourteen petitioners of Major Tara’s group.
Prime Minister Gusmão said that government needs Mr. Salsinha to come to the talks to reach a solution for his problems.
“The government has a commitment to solve the problem, and hopes that all the petitioners will take part in the second day of the talks. Trust the government that the problem will be solved,” said the Prime Minister. (DN and TVTL)
Mari Alkatiri: 100 days ruling, sees only rice and tents Former Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri said that a hundred working days of the Alliance government has only seen rice and tents distributed to the IDPs. “I also hear that the projects are only contracted to friends, even the ministers’ families are holding projects.
“They ask for the previous government to be audited, but it seems that this is for themselves as in only in three months they have spent lots of money which has not benefited the people,” said Mr. Alkatiri. (DN)
Interview with Gastão Salsinha: does not want his party to be involved The spokesperson of the petitioners, Mr. Gastão Salsinha said that his party did not participate in the Aileu talks as they do not wish to confuse the cases of the petitioners and parties.
“Some people have interest in the discussions, such as, Major Tara and Piloto. Major Tara is a member of Social Democratic Party (PSD), so he could be the mediator on behalf of the petitioners,” said Mr. Salsinha. (DN)
Deadline for the screening process of PNTL: to end December 1st The United Nations Police (UNPol) spokesperson, Benjamin Osuji said 1460 members of PNTL have undergone the screening process and that only 104 officers are left to be screened.
According to Mr. Osuji, the screening process will be completed 1st of December this year. (DN and TVTL)
UN: not involved in the talks between the government and petitioners The Spokesperson of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT), Ms. Allison Cooper said that the UN is not involved in the negotiations between the government and the petitioners in Aileu.
“The meeting is held to solve the problems of the petitioners which appeared within in the last year. We are not involved in the meeting as law and order prevails in the country,” said Ms. Cooper at the weekly UNMIT press conference on Thursday (25/11) at the Obrigado Barracks, Dili. (DN and TVTL)
Mari Alkatiri: supporting Xanana Gusmão to solve petitioners’ case Former Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri supports to the current government, led by Mr. Xanana Gusmão to solve the problems of the petitioners. According to Mr. Alkatiri the dialogue between the government, F-FDTL and the petitioners is the recommendation of the Notable Commission.
“I established the commission, so I will not reject it. If the recommendation said that this is the way to solve the problems, and then let’s wait for the result,” said Mr. Alkatiri. (TP)
National parliament: start reviewing the ISF presence accord The National Parliament has starting reviewing the agreement between Timor-Leste and Australia that occurred during last year’s political and military crisis in Timor-Leste.
The agreement for the presence of International Security Forces (ISF) has been studied carefully as it is of national interest.
“The ISF is reviewing the accord made, and we wish to guarantee the security of the country,” said the Vice President of the National Parliament, Vicente Guterres. (TP)
NATIONAL NEWS SOURCES: Timor Post (TP) Radio Timor-Leste (RTL) Suara Timor Lorosae (STL) Diario Tempo (DT) Diario Nacional (DN) Semanario Televisaun Timor-Leste (TVTL)
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