|Subject: UNMIT Daily Media Review 09
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.
** 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
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
NATIONAL NEWS SOURCES:
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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