Subject: Timor - Leste International and Local Media Monitoring November 15 2004

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Timor-Leste International and Local Media Monitoring for November 15, 2004

P.M. Alkatiri: No Need for Holiday to Value Heroes Suara Timor Lorosa'e (STL)

The Prime Minster, Mr. Mari Alkatiri, said that November 12th is a day for families of victims to remember and visit the graves of those who sacrificed their lives for freedom A holiday is not an indication of its? importance. The Prime Minister said this while responding to National Parliament members who insisted on declaring November 12th a national holiday . He said the government would declare a national holiday only when the Parliament has taken a decision on the matter.

Australia applys dirty policies Suara Timor Lorosa'e (STL)

The isolation of Timor Leste's representative in Canberra by the Federal Government of John Howard is a political maneuver to force Timor-Leste to accede to the Maritime Boundary Negotiation Process, said Mr. Julio Thomas Pinto, a Political Researcher of UNPAZ University.

Mr. Julio noted that Australia's efforts to isolate Timor - Leste's representative in Canberra goes against its right to bilateral cooperation benefiting both parties and added that the negotiation of the maritime boundary has to be resolved in a peace way. He urged the Australian government to communicate with Timor ? Leste?s representative in Australia saying he was chosen by its population.

New Zealand contribute 150 torches to PNTL Suara Timor Lorosa'e (STL)

Through its general consultant in Timor ? Leste, the government of New Zealand has contributed 150 torches together with accesories worth US$ 22,299,40 to the National Police (PNTL). The Minster of Interior, Mr. Alcino Barris said the torches would be used by the BPU (Border Patrol Unit).

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