Subject: UNMIT Daily Media Review 22 November 2007

Thursday, 22 November 2007


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UN: asks the Timor-Leste government to solve Alfredo's case according to the law The United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) is asking the government to solve the problems of Alfredo and the 591 petitioners according to the law of Timor-Leste.

UNMIT Spokesperson Ms. Allison Cooper said that UNMIT is giving its recommendation to the government and the other organs of state for consideration.

According to Ms. Cooper, the recent crises have their root in last year's crisis and the government should solve the two big problems of Alfredo and the petitioners. (DN)

Alfredo: "leaders are hiding the Tasi Tolu incident"

Former Commander of Military Police Major Alfredo Reinado asked why the court only pays attention to his case and ignores the incident of April 28 last year in Tasi Tolu where lots of people were killed.

"The court is only talking about my case. The petitioners' case is ignored.

When they hide the truth, the crisis will not last, no one will go to court," said Mr. Reinado on Wednesday (21/11) in Gleno, district of Ermera. (STL)

The petitioners' and Alfredo's military parade: President Horta does not participate

President Jose Ramos-Horta will not participate in the petitioners and Alfredo Reinado's military parade, as he is still on his formal trip abroad and will return on Friday (tomorrow).

According to the Presidential Media Officer, Joel Pereira, the presidential cabinet was invited by both the petitioners and Mr. Reinado to give speeches at today's military parade.

The PNTL was also invited. (STL and TP)

The petitioners act with F-FDTL discipline

The spokesperson of the petitioners, Gastão Salsinha, said that they are still members of F-FDTL; they left the barracks because of discrimination which then created last year's crisis.

"Discrimination made us leave the barracks, but that does not mean that we left our military functions," said Mr. Salsinha on Wednesday (21/11) in Gleno.

Mr. Salsinha said that he acts as the spokesperson to find the solution for the petitioners because this is his moral duty.

Mr. Salsinha said that the military parade in Gleno will show people that the petitioners are still members of the military since they act according to F-FDTL military discipline and have done so for over a year. (STL)

Hundreds of PNTL members to be sacked

Hundreds members of National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL) are going to be sacked as over 300 members have potentially been involved in criminal and disciplinary cases.

"If the evaluation panel determines that 366 members have been involved in serious cases then they will be sacked," said Commander PNTS-Designated, Hermenegildo da Cruz, on Wednesday (21/11).

Mr. da Cruz said that some of the members will still be able to join the PNTL if it is found that they are not involved in serious cases. (STL)

Law for the lawyer: to be presented to NP in January 2008

The president of the Timor-Leste Lawyers Association (AATL), José Pedro Camões, said that early in January 2008 the draft of lawyers' law will be presented to the national parliament and will be available to the public.(STL)

Audit team to arrive in Timor-Leste The audit team, named Delinkh arrived in Dili on Wednesday (21/11) to perform an audit on the previous government's programs.

The team will work together with the procurement unit to audit all the programs performed by the previous government.

The Director of the Procurement, Francisco Costa Pereira, said that the team will audit the departments of agriculture, solidarity, procurement and tax.

According to Mr. Pereira, the team will be on duty until December, and then will present the auditing result to the government via the council of ministry.

As the ruling party of the previous government, Fretilin have said that they are not frightened by the audit team. (TP)

Mario Carrascalão: "The Alliance government is carrying out its program behind a curtain"

A Member of the national parliament from the Social Democratic Party (PSD), Mario Carrascalão, said that in after a hundreds days of ruling the government, the Alliance government is carrying out its programs behind a curtain, as the public know nothing about any program implementation.

"The first a hundred days is a special opportunity to show people what a new government is about.

But the current government has only been showing its political seriousness; showing honesty as a political sentiment.

It's time for the government to publicise that all of the programs are going well," said Mr. Carrascalão in the national parliament. (DN)

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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