Subject: UNOTIL Daily Media Review 7 April 2006


Compiled by the Public Information Office from national and international sources

Daily Media Review Friday, 07 April 2006

National Media Reports

“It’s Better That The Soldiers Sit Quiet:” Alkatiri (DN) + Fretilin Will Oppose Resolution on Investigation (STL) p1 + Alkatiri: Opposition don’t talk to much

Speaking to the press after his weekly meeting with President Xanana at Palacio da Cinsas, Caicoli, Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri said that the government and the President will solve the problem of ex F-FDTL but the petitioners should stay calm and not create instability. Mr Alkatiri stated that relevant laws need to be created so people can understand what their obligations and rights are within the F-FDTL.

Fretilin Parliamentarian spokesperson Mr Francisco Miranda said that they will oppose the resolution to investigate F-FDTL petitioners because the Parliament has asked the government to solve the problem. However, it is reported that the opposition party plans to create a commission to investigate the case of the petitioners.

It is reported that in relation to the opposition’s declaration that the government does not have a national development plan even though they have increased the fiscal year 2006/2007 budget, Mr Alkatiri said that the opposition should build their own capacity in order to inform people correctly rather than just dreaming because they always misinform the public regarding the budget. (DN, STL, TP)

Rogerio Lobato and Falur Rate Laek discuss internal security

It is reported that Commander, Battalion 1 F-FDTL Falur Rate Laek and the Minister of Interior Mr Rogerio Lobato yesterday met to discuss internal security. Mr Lobato said that “our discussion was about internal security and also how we can solve the problem of F-FDTL petitioners”. The Minister added that as the Minister of Interior, internal security was his responsibility. (DN, TP)

SRSG Hasegawa: Verify what people say + Alkatiri: Journalists need to speak and write good Tetum

After the closing ceremony of a two-week media training at UNOTIL Obrigado Barracks yesterday, SRSG Sukehiro Hasegawa said that the function of media is to give factual information to the public and transparent, but also highlighted that the media is responsible to the society for providing correct information. Mr Hasegawa also presented certificates to 22 local journalists who participated in the media training jointly organised by UNOTIL and TLJA.

Speaking to reporters after attending a book launch of ‘Tetum grammar’ at the National University of Timor Lorosae, PM Alkatiri said that journalists need to speak and write good Tetum, because Tetum is the official language of Timor-Leste and needs to be developed. (TP)

Regional Media Reports

Guinea Bissau, East Timor Delegations Arrive For Parliamentary Forum

Luanda, 04/06 - Parliamentary delegations form Guinea Bissau and East Timor arrived Thursday afternoon in Luanda to attend the fifth Portuguese Speaking Parliamentary Forum starting Friday here. The teams are led by the deputy speaker of the parliaments of Guinea Bissau, Francisco Bernante, and of East Timor, Jocob Fernandes.

At Luanda`s "4 de Fevereiro" International Airport, the delegations were welcomed by the speaker of Angolan Parliament, Roberto de Almeida, and his deputies, Joao Lourenço and Jeronimo Wanga. Asked to comment on the participation of Guinea Bissau in the forum, Francisco Bernantes said that according to the meeting`s agenda, his team will analyse, discuss and find solutions to resolve the problems facing the member countries.

In his turn, the head of East Timor delegation said his country will not make a contribute to the meeting as such, but will learn due to being a new State. In Luanda is already the delegation of Mozambique, led by the Parliament speaker, Eduardo Joaquim Mulembwe, and 10 other MPs. Roberto de Almeida is to chair the official opening of the meeting on Friday. (Angola Press)

National News Sources Timor Post (TP) Radio Timor-Leste (RTL) Suara Timor Lorosae (STL) Diario Tempo (DT) Diario Nacional Seminario Lia Foun (LF) Televisaun Timor-Leste [TVTL]

These Items Do Not Reflect the Position or Views of the United Nations. UNOTIL Public Information Office

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