Subject: Daily Media Review 22 July 2003


Dili, July 22 2003

Daily Media Review

Timor Telecom Donates 50 Computers to the Government

In order to increase human resource in Timor-Leste, Portugal and Timor Telecom on Monday donated 50 computers to the Timorese government. The computers were present by the President of Timor Telecom David Lopes to the Minister of Telecommunications and Public Work, Ovídio de Jesus. The computers will be sent to the districts to support the administration work in those areas. (TP)

Government Is Forced To Prepare Law for Civil Servants

The Government has been forced to prepare legislation on for civil servants. According to "Timor Post' civil servants felt that they should upgraded to higher levels without having to apply for it, MP Antonio Cardoso told radio Kmanek on Monday. (TP)

The Case of Carrascalão's House: More Political Than Legal

The Director of East Timor Study Group said on Monday that the attempt to evict Mario Carrascalão from the house where he lives is more of a political than legal case. João Saldanha argued that the situation is a test case for the Government, adding that the government is applying the eviction starting with its opposition. (STL)

Indonesian Armed Forces to Support Ex-Timorese Soldiers

Responsible from the Indonesian Armed Forces are going to support former Timorese soldiers and militias currently living in refugee camps in West Timor. It is reported that an amount of 160 million Euro was promised by the Chief of State of the Indonesian Army, General Ryamizard Ryacudu during a visit to West Timor capital Kupang on the weekend. Ryamizard said two thirds of the funds will be for the construction of homes and other structures for the former soldiers and militias while the rest of the funds will for other kinds of humanitarian assistant. (Lusa)

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