Subject: Timor - Leste International and Local Media Monitoring October 29 2004

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Timor - Leste International and Local Media Monitoring for October 29, 2004

30% F-FDTL candidates failed by TBC Suara Timor Lorosa'e (STL)

This year, 30% of F-FDTL candidates were failed in the selection process because they were suffering from tuberculosis (TBC). According to the F-FDTL Brigadier, Mr. Taur Matan Ruak, TBC could possibly be caused by being overworked and having unbalanced exercise and nutrition.

In the same article, Mr. Taur recommended that all young people take care of their health because they are the future of the nation.

Government must create market facility Suara Timor Lorosa'e (STL)

Mr. Flavio da Silva, a member of the National Parliament from the Fretilin Party said that the government must create market facilities to organize all the vendors who are now selling on roadsides in Dili and in front of the Dili Exhibition Centre (Ex-Merkado Lama).

Vendors still break rules stated by the government to sell in the three markets already established by the government, Mr. Flavio noted. He also said that the district administrator should pay close attention to this issue.

Lucas: Money from Timor Sea should go to Timor - Leste Timor Post

The rector of Universidade da Paz, Mr. Lucas da Costa suggested that the money from Timor Sea should be invested in Timor ? Leste.

Mr. Lucas said that the money can be used for development in health, education, and infrastructure, such as the rehabilitation of the International airport, and the money can also be use for the extension of the International Port in Dili.

He also said that the money can provide employment opportunities for young people by enabling them to experience independence.

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