Subject: UNMIT Daily Media Review 09 October 2007

Tuesday, 09 October 2007


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National Media Reports

** Julio Thomas: "Government has priority to consolidate F-FDTL"

The State Secretary for Defense, Julio Thomas Pinto said it's a government priority to consolidate the Falintil Defense Forces of Timor-Leste (F-FDTL) to provide

Speaking to journalists on Fridayin the national parliament, Mr. Pinto said that while there is no fund for the F-FDTL during the transition period, consolidation will be important.

Furthermore, Mr. Pinto said that next year the Government will create infrastructure for the institution to pay for salaries and the construction of new headquarters for the military police.

"To develop the F-FDTL, there will need to be infrastructure including law to ensure that soldiers execute their duties well," said Mr. Pinto. (DN)

** Prime Minister Xanana: Government Defend Budget for Oecusse

Prime Minister Xanana Gusm? has reassured the public that his Government will continue to defend the budget allocated to the Oecusse district in order livelihood in the district. (STL)

** Government Prepared Prison for Crises Master Mind

The Government says it is ready to repair and renovate the prison to ensure it has the capacity to accommodate those convicted for masterminding last year's crisis.

"There will be places for between one and two hundred people," said the Minister for Justice, Mrs. Lucia Lobato. (STL)

** National Parliament Approves Budget for Life Pension

The National Parliament has approved pension payments for the first President, Members of the National Parliament and former Government Members totalling US$175,00.

Fernanda Borges, the Member for the National Unity Party opposed the budget stating it is unfair for those living in poverty.

"People representing the public should look after the interests of the public before their own," she said. (STL)

** Fretilin Compels Parliamentary Majority Alliance Repeat Its Bad Precedent

The Government has approved a figure of 10 million dollars to allocate to internally displaced persons.

The Fretilin party has unsuccessfully opposed the figure insisting the figure be increased by 9 million dollars.

International Media Reports

Timor Post (TP)
Radio Timor-Leste (RTL)
Suara Timor Lorosae (STL)
Diario Tempo (DT)
Diario Nacional (DN)
Televisaun Timor-Leste (TVTL)



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