Subject: UNMISET Daily Media Review 15 April 2005

UNMISET Daily Press Review

Compiled by the Public Information Office from national and international sources

Daily Media Review Friday, 15 April 2005

PM Alkatiri: I'm not a dictator

PM Mari Alkatiri has spoken out against claims accusing him of being a dictator. Alkatiri said that as Prime Minister it is his responsibility to make certain decisions, especially in areas where there is no government institution yet in place. (Timor Post)

Dengue fever clean-up day

The Ministry of Health has organized a clean-up day campaign in today in an attempt to stop the spread of Dengue fever. According to news reports, the national clean-up campaign will involve people from all sectors, such as business, government, the defence force, schools, police officers and universities. (STL, Timor Post, Radio Klibur and TVTL)

JSMP: International Judge Neglect Criminal Regulation

The Judicial System Monitoring Programme (JSMP) has criticised a court decision to release four PNTL suspects, who were accused of raping a young girl in Tasi Tolu in February 2004. It was reported yesterday that the international prosecutor released the suspects because of a lack of evidence. (Timor Post)

Population of Oecussi suffers shortage of clean water

The population in the coastal areas of Oecussi are facing access to clean water and have called on the government for assistance, according to a report in STL. MP Antonio Lelan said that he had received information from the Oecussi District Administrator on Monday, who informed him about the situation. Lelan added that due to the prolonged dry season, digging for water is not possible due to the dryness in the waterbed. (STL)

JSMP launched Victims Support Service

The Judicial System Monitoring Programme (JSMP) launched its second support service unit, the Victim Support Service, aimed at assisting women who are victims of domestic and sexual violence. The Victim Support Service was formally opened yesterday. (Timor Post)

Police Detained Fishing Boat from Alor

PNTL's Vice Commander of the Investigation Unit, Marcos Nunes, said that police officers detained an Indonesian fishing boat on Wednesday. He said three people were detained on board the boat. Nunes added that although the Indonesians were carrying valid passports, they still entered Timor-Leste without a valid visa. (Timor Post)

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