Subject: UNMIT Daily Media Review 01.06.07

Friday, 01 May 2007 [should read June]



National Media Reports

Estanislau: children are the future of the nation

The prime minister, Estanislau Aleixo da Silva has told journalists on the international day of children on Friday that children are the future of the nation. The Prime Minister called upon the parents, communities and families to provide the protection for the children.

Furthermore Mr. Aleixo said that every citizen of the nation has responsibility to pay attention to ensure the health and education of children. (DN, TP, STL and TVTL)

UNPol detained 4 suspects of Ermera incident

At a press conference held by UNMIT on Thursday (31/5) in UNMIT HQ Obrigado Barrack Caicoli Dili, the acting UNPol commissioner, Hermanprit Singh stated that UNPol and PNTL have detained 4 suspects and identified 18 people from the incident took place in Suco Hurahu, Ermera district where 16 houses were burnt. (DN)

Local organization forcing UN to reform the judicial system

The Director of Judicial System and Monitoring Programme (JSMP), Timotio de Deus told journalists on Tuesday that monitoring in three district courts (Baucau, Oecusse and Covalima) found that people are not satisfied with justice due to political interference and a lack of transparency.

JSMP has asked the UNDP to make contracts with international tribunals to increase the number of judges to facilitate the judicial system in Timor-Leste.

He also said that UN does not have any commitment to follow the recommendations from the Commission of Inquiry.

PNTL deployed URP in Ermera

The minister of interior, Alcino Barris said that the national commander of PNTL will deploy Unidade Reserva Polisia (URP) in Ermera to reinforce the security to stop house burning. (STL and TP)

Alteration law opens door for religious (priests, nuns and bishops) people to be jailed

The member of the national parliament from the Christian Democratic Party (UDC/PDC), Vicente Guterres said that changes to the law promulgated by president Jose Ramos Horta opens the door for religious (priests, nuns and bishops) people to be jailed.

“I think the law could be unconstitutional and undemocratic.,” revealed Mr. Guterres on Thursday (31/5) in national parliament. (STL)

Jose Teixeira: we, the one who decides the pipeline

The minister of resources natural resources and energy, Jose Teixeira has said that Timorese people have to decide if the pipeline should go to Australia or Timor-Leste.

He said it is the right of the Timorese people to participate in building the oil industry. (TP)

UNMIT asking for contribution of Media ­ Observers in counting process

At a press conference held by UNMIT on Thursday (31/5) in UNMIT HQ Obrigado Barracks Caicoli Dili, the acting chief of electoral, Andres del Castillo called on the media and observers to guarantee a transparent and impartial counting process in the parliamentary election on 30 June.

Mr. Castillo added that UNMIT is prepared to support all local laws to ensure that the election is conducted freely and fairly. (TP)

Lu-Olo: not easy to do things in 5 years

The president of the ruling party Fretilin, Francisco Guterres Lu-Olo said that it is not easy to do things in five years.

“In 1999 many things were destroyed at least 75% so government started from zero,” Lu-Olo told his supporters when campaigning on Thursday (31/5) in GOR Baucau district. (TP)

Borderline between Timor-Leste and Indonesia reopened The Indonesian ambassador in Timor Leste, Ahmed Bey Sofwan stated on Wednesday (30/5) in Indonesian Embassy Farol Dili that the district commander of the military said the border between Timor-Leste and Indonesia can reopened. (TP)

International Media Reports

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


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