Subject: Timor - Leste International and Local Media Monitoring November 09 2004

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Timor-Leste International and Local Media Monitoring for November 9, 2004

Parliamentarian calls for PNTL to enhance nighttime road security Timor Post

Mr. Antonio Ximenes from the Christian Democrat Party requested the PNTL enhance security for nighttime travelers on buses from Dili to the district of Suai rather than asking for a halt to all nighttime service.

The Suai PNTL Commandant, Mr. Patricio de Jesus previously stated that all vehicles must not travel at night between Dili and Suai.

Mr. Antonio noted that if vehicles are not to travel at night this will indicate that Timor-Leste is insecure and as a result, may affect the economy of the country by reducing foreign investment.

President of Parliament to participate in CPLP meeting in Brazil Timor Post

The President of the National Parliament (PN) will participate in the CPLP (Community Portuguese Speaking Countries) meeting, which will be held in Brazil on December 7, 2004.

The aim of his participation will be to discuss what has not been resolved in the CPLP, such as the greater elaboration of the CPLP concept.

The PN noted that this meeting should foster stronger ties between Timor-Leste and the CPLP.

Hospital notes large number of patients Suara Timor Lorosa'e (STL)

The Responsable of the National Hospital of Guido Valadares, Mr. Sillvero Magalahaens said that the hospital (Poly clinic) has offered care to a variety of people with diverse illnesses.

The main illnesses reported are diarrhea, malaria and respiratory infection.

Although there are many patients seeking treatment, Mr. Magalahaens advises his staff to treat the patients with patience.

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