Subject: Daily Media Review: 15 May 2007

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

Tuesday 15 May 2007



National Media Report

F-FDTL is ready to have a dialogue with petitioners

After meeting with the F-FDTL commander, Brigadier General Taur Matan Ruak, on Monday (14/5) at the government palace, the Vice Prime Minister, Estanislau Aleixo da Silva, said that F-FDTL is ready for a dialogue with petitioners to look at a peaceful manner to resolve the problem.

Mr. Estanislau said that the meeting would be an important and positive step to solve the petitioners' case. (DN, TP and STL)

Alfredo's case is an alternative of justice

Alfredo Reinado Alves' lawyer, Benevides Correia Barros, said that Alfredo Reinado's case is the alternative for people who are hungry for justice during this national crisis.

Mr. Barros also said that his client is 100% willing to engage in dialogue to come to a solution.

"Our client Reinado is willing to engage in a dialogue, however conditions need to be created"said Benevides on Monday (14/5) when assisting the plenary at the national parliament. (DN, TP and STL)

The final result of the presidential election

At a press conference held by CNE on Monday (14/5) in Dili, CNE President Faustino Cardoso Gomes stated that the results of national vote showed that Jose Manuel Ramos Horta got 285.835 votes (69,18%) and Francisco Guterres Lu-Olo had 127.342 votes (30,82%).

The presidential candidate, Jose Manuel Ramos Horta is waiting for the Court of Appeal's approval to recognize him as the new president of the republic. (DN, STL and TP)

Mal Rerden: situation remains in calm

The commander of International Stabilization Forces (ISF), Brigadier Gen. Mal Rerden, reportedly said that the situation across the country remains calm after the poll last week.

According to Rerden, the people of Timor-Leste have accepted the results of a democratic process in a peaceful and calm manner.

Rerden added that even though the situation remains calm, ISF maintains its position to guarantee the security until the completion of the upcoming parliamentary elections. (DN)

Railos asks Rogerio to tell the truth about Alkatiri

Vicente da Conceicao Railos was pleased with the imprisonment of former Interior Minister Rogerio Tiago Lobato. However, he is disgruntled that Rogerio did not disclose information on the people who ordered him.

Railos called on Rogerio to tell the truth about the former Prime Minister, Mari Alkatiri and his involvement in that case.

"I am very happy Rogerio is imprisoned, but I call on him to disclose Mari's involvement in the weapons distribution case,” said Railos on Monday (14/5) via Mobile Phone. (TP)

STAE Director is ready to step down

STAE Director Thomas Cabral directly contacted the Vice Minister of State, Valentim Ximenes, on Monday (14/5) to say that he is ready to be discharged from his role as the STAE director.

In response to the declaration made by the Vice Minister of state Valentim Ximenes to investigate the STAE Director on charges of manipulation in Lautem district during the run-off presidential elections, Mr. Cabral declared that he challenged such declaration as the person to be investigated should be the electoral coordinator of Lautem district. (TP)

Horta wins, Fretilin moving with democracy

CCF Bonifacio Magno Pereira said that Fretilin accepts the victory of Ramos Horta in the presidential election, and Fretilin will work on the upcoming parliamentary election.

"We do not question this victory; it is clear that in a competition between two people, one should become the winner," said Bonifacio on Monday (14/5) at his office in Caicoli Dili.

Furthermore, he added that Fretilin tried to identify its weaknesses as a lesson for the upcoming legislative election on 30 June. (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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