Subject: Timor-Leste Local Media Monitoring, 20 Feb 03

Timor-Leste Local Media Monitoring

Dili, 20 February 03

TP:PKF Medical Specialists Return To Thailand

A group of PKF medical specialists from Thailand has concluded their mission in TL, reported Timor Post. The doctors worked not only in the UN hospital but also provided medical assistant to the Timorese people. Before departing to Thailand Lieutenant Colonel, Chaiptruk and his team went to say goodbye to President Gusmão.

STL: PN Did Not Ask MPs To Dialogue With Kolimau

Speaker of the National Parliament, Francisco Guterres told Suara Timor Lorosae on Wednesday that the two MPs, Antonio Ximenes and José Andrade's meeting with Kolimau 2000 was not at the request of the Parliament. He added, " the recent meeting with Kolimau 2000 was a personal initiative from the two deputes. Therefore Antonio Ximenes is the one who better knows the problem of Kolimau 2000," said Guterres. (STL)

STL: Bishop Asks Japan To "Apologize" To the Timorese

All the Bishops of Japan have called on their government to apologize to the Timorese people for the military invasion of the country back on February 20, 1942. The announcement was made during the Japanese Bishops conference, which reminded Japan that 40,000 East Timorese were killed during the Japanese invasion. (STL)

Source: UNMISET


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