Subject: Timor-Leste Local Media Monitoring April 12, 2004

Timor-Leste International and Local Media Monitoring April 12, 2004

Timor Post

It's time to shout

A member for the committee responsible for the protest against the Government of Australia (over the exploration of the natural resources in the Timor Sea), Manuel Mendonca, said that the Government of Australia is acting like an egoist and has stolen a lot of gas and oil from the Greater Sunrise field. He said that's why Australia does not want to define quickly the maritime boundaries that divide the two nations.

Mr Mendonca said that because of this the people of Timor-Leste should stand up and shout against any decision taken by the Australian Government and not allow them to steal our resources. (The protesters are from the National University of Timor-Leste (UNTL) and the Faculty of Politics (FISPOL).

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Jose Filipe External Affairs World Bank, Dili Office

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