Subject: Timor-Leste Local Media Monitoring Nov 11, 2003

Timor-Leste International and Local Media Monitoring Nov 11, 2003


East Timorese meeting difficulty in building food stocks since markets closure

Kupang, E Nusa Tenggara - East Timorese people are reportedly beginning to have difficulty in building food stocks after the closure of a wet market on the Indonesian-East Timor border by the Indonesian military. "We remain careful to re-open the border market because the situation is not yet conducive. We are asking for an official clarification from the East Timorese government about the shooting of Vegas Biliatu," Chief of Wirasakti military command Col.M.Moesanip said here Monday.


Leandro will not be removed from Parliament

The President of the Parliament of Timor-Leste, Francisco Lu-Olo, said that the regiment adopted by Members of the Parliament states that members cannot be removed unless he or she decides to change sides to other political party.

An epidemic of malaria in Lautem The Director of the Hospital in the District of Lautem, Dr Julio Pereira, said that last month 575 patients received treatment at the Hospital all suffering from malaria and an infection caused by an allergy that makes it difficult for patients to breath. He added that daily, 6 to 7 patients are hospitalized with high fever.

Maubisse sub-district desperate for clean water The Administrator of the Sub-District of Maubisse, Jose Mendonca, said that the population in Koto Morok, sub-district of Maubisse are desperately waiting for the establishment of clean water system, sanitation and electricity for their communities.

President Gusmão receives credentials The President of Timor-Leste, Xanana Gusmão, was presented with credentials by the Iranian Ambassador Shaban Shahidi Moadab and the Ambassador of Belgium Hans-Christian Kint who is currently Ambassador to Jakarta as well. (Press Release)

Timor Post

Members of Parliament disgusted with results The President of the National Parliament of Timor-Leste, Francisco Lu-Olo, said that the exit polls conducted by the International Republican Institute (IRI) about well known figures and politicians was not well received within the Parliament. Mr Lu-Olo said that some politicians questioned the criteria used by IRI for this exit poll.

Tears and sadness will mark another day Today's edition of Timor Post on the editorial page covers an article about 12 of November that is commemorated tomorrow to remember those that perished and died under the Indonesian regime. The article also criticizes the Government for not supporting those who are suffering just for the sake of Independence.

Jose Filipe External Affairs World Bank, Dili Office

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