Subject: UNMIT Daily Media Review 09 January 2007

[Poster's note: Repeats of international articles already sent out to the east-timor list ( have been removed.]

Tuesday, 09 January 2007


National Media Reports Newspaper Headlines, 9 January 2007

All People of Ermera are in favor of Major Alfredo: Isac and Amaral

A member of the National Parliament (NP), Leandro Isac rejected claims reported in the Diario Nacional on 8 January this year that more than 2,000 people held a demonstration against the presence of Major Alfredo in Ermera. Mr. Isac said the number of people who gathered in Ermera was less than 10 people. He said they were drunk and held a red banner which stated: ‘we, the people of Ermera reject the presence of Major Alfredo’. He also confirmed that when the demonstration was going on, he was there to witness it. On the same matter, the president of ASDT, Francisco Xavier do Amaral also reportedly rejected the number adding that reports from the informant did not serve the interest of the country. He said “I am not in favor of the youth who give false and unreliable information’. (DN)

NP still continually gives the importance on the report of CAVR: Lu’Olo

In response to the information from Indonesia that the National Parliament (NP) of Timor-Leste did not give any importance to the report of Commission of Reception, Truth and Reconciliation (CAVR), the President of the NP, Francisco Guterres Lu’Olo said that NP continually gives importance to the report of CAVR. He said the PN has already received promulgated and publicized the report. He said ‘we did give it importance, but we have to reach an agreement among the state sovereign bodies on the mechanism of the report publication. Then, we have to find a legal base to regulate the processeses’ he explained. He said the report will be given priority in the coming weeks. (DN)

PR Candidature, Brigadier Ruak does not yet deserv to be the next one: Pinto

In relation to the declaration of PM Ramos-Horta to candidate the F-FDTL commander, Taur Matan Ruak to be the next President of Republic, Julio Tomas Pinto, a Political and Military analyst said the commander does not deserve to be the next PR until he has solved the internal conflict within the F-FDTL. He said that the root of the ongoing crisis in East Timor crisis stems from the F-FDTL. He then added that every East Timorese had a right to candidate him/herself, or to be candidate, however, he or she should at least have a mission and vision for this country, and possess an ability to put the interest of people above everything else. (TP)

State should maintains the calm of situation to guarantee the forthcoming elections: ETCRN

In regard to the preparation of the forthcoming elections, the East Timor Crisis Reflection Network (ETCRN) has requested the organs of State of Sovereignty to maintain law and order to guarantee the 2007 General Elections. The representatives of this organization also urged the sovereign bodies and other competent institutions to continually process the perpetrators or criminal actors of the crisis, and also urged the National Parliament to speed up the process of following-up on the COI report, release the report of the High Commission on the petitioners’ case, and also urged to the government to fairly and wisely sort out the problem of IDPs. (TP)

MUNJ would like to cancel the 2007 General Elections, “it is better not to threaten each other”: Lu’Olo

The President of the National Parliament, Francisco Guterres Lu’Olo has reacted to a statement by the Justice and National Unity Movement stating that failure to resolve the crisis before March will force the group to boycott the coming elections. Francisco Guterres Lu’Olu said ‘it is better for us not to threaten each other with the plan to boycott both parliamentary and presidential elections’. In response to questioning on possible security threatsMr. Lu’Olo said that the pre election-security is under the control of UNPol. He affirmed that everyone would respect the rules and the constitution so there is no reason for any group to impede the coming elections adding it’s important for Timor-Leste to move forward. He called upon every East Timorese to stop listening to rumors, and to come together to do what was ordered by the law and state. (DN)

International Media Reports

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]


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