Subject: UNMIT Daily Media Review 11 May 2007

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

Friday, 11 May 2007



National Media Reports

Lu-Olo: victory and defeat exist in democracy

The presidential candidate from Fretilin party Francisco Guterres Lu-Olo affirmed that either victory or defeat will be accepted by him and that he would accept the result with dignity. (DN)

Operation on Alfredo still goes on

At a press conference held by UNMIT on Thursday (10/5) in UNMIT HQ Obrigado Barracks, the Special Representative of Secretary General in Timor Leste Atul Khare said that the commander of International Stabilization Forces (ISF) Brigadier Mal Rerden has not halted the operation to capture fugitive Alfredo Reinado.

Mr Khare revealed that the process in halting the operation on capture Reinado could not be done because there is no clear reason for doing so. He said the ISF’s operation to capture fugitive Reinado is continuing. (DN)

Atul Khare: “UNMIT is ready to cooperate with the elected president”

At a press conference held by UNMIT on Thursday (10/5) in UNMIT HQ Obrigado Barracks, the SRSG in Timor Leste, Atul Khare declared that UNMIT is TO prepared to collaborate with new president of republic. He said UNMIT will continue to serve in developing the democratic process within Timor Leste. (DN)

Atul Khare: “Police’s task does not ban the Media’s activities”

In response to a question at UNMIT’s weekly press briefing yesterday, the SRSG Atul Khare said the role of the media in Timor Lest is very important. The answer followed the question about police interference against the media at a Primary School in Aituri Laran, Lahane Dili. The SRSG said it was the role of the media to collect and provide detailed information for all the people of Timor Leste. He added that UNPol provides security in accordance with voting laws and they do not ban the activity of the media. (DN)

Horta asking UN to handle the legislative election

After handing the Ambulance from Kuwait over Timor Leste on Thursday 10/5) in Dili port, East Timor Prime Minister Jose Ramos Horta said that he will ask for United Nations (UN) to assist in providing technical support for the parliamentary elections.

He revealed that ahead of the parliamentary election on 30 June, he will consult with other political parties on the role that the UN should play. STL)

ISF Spy plane crashed

Australian military chiefs in East Timor have grounded a fleet of unmanned surveillance planes after one crashed into a house in Dili. The remote control aircraft crashed after taking off and ploughed into a house. No one was hurt. An Australian Air Force team has flown to East Timor to investigate the accident. (TP)

Rogerio imprisoned in Becora jail for 7 and half years

The Court of Appeal in Dili has ruled on the final decision in the case of Rogerio Tiago Lobato.

The president of court of appealed, Claudio Ximenes mentioned that Lobato has been sentenced for seven and a half years. (DN and TP)

International Media Reports

NATIONAL NEWS SOURCES: Timor Post (TP) Radio Timor-Leste (RTL) Suara Timor Lorosae (STL) Diario Tempo (DT) Diario Nacional Semanario Televisaun Timor-Leste (TVTL)


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