Subject: UNMIT Daily Media Review 17 October 2007

Wednesday, 17 October 2007


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National Media Reports

Horta: If Timor Telecom Involved, It's Serious Issue

The President Mr. Ramos-Horta has stated that if Timor Telecom has been involved in tapping phone conversations, it is a serious matter.

"It is a serious issue if Timor Telecom had involved directly in recording conversation between the Prosecutor General, Longuinhos Monteiro, the former Member of National Parliament, Leandro Izaac and the former Chief of Xanana Gusmaos Presidential Cabinet, Mr. Hermengildo Pereira." (STL)

Fretilin: Send the International Security Forces (ISF) Home
The Fretilin Party bench in National Parliament has called for the ISF to leave Timor-Leste so as to stop the torture and violence against the East Timorese people.

Fretilin also stated that the ISF has interfered in the internal politics of East Timor. Fretilin also considered that the ISF does not respect East Timor?s sovereignty and that they are illegally staying in East Timor. (STL)

International Security Forces Still Needed
Mr. Aderito Hugo, a member of the National Parliament, has opposed the Fretilin Party?s request to send the ISF home.

"East Timor still has hidden agitators. They could be a member of government or from a parliamentary party.

We declare that the security situation is back to normal; however people living in Dili still feel unrest. Dili is still under the control of hidden agitators. We mustn't lie to ourselves, we still need International Stabilisation Forces," said Mr. Aderito Hugo. (STL)

Taur Matan Ruak Ordered Lere Anan Timor for Self Defence
The F-FDTL General Commander, Taur Matan Ruak, has told Court for 2 that he ordered Colonel Lere Anan Timur to ambush the PNTL Headquarters in self defence so they could exit the F-FDTL Headquarter in Caicoli, Dili.

The General Commander was giving his testimony in the case regarding the crisis on May 25, 2006. ( STL)

IDPs Concerned About Security Issue
The Minister for Social Solidarity, Maria Domingas Alves said that internally displaced people refuse to go home due to security situation.

IDPs are asking the Government to resolve the issues related to Alfredo Reinado, the Petitioners, martial arts groups and the Fretilin party flag hanging in IDP camps. (TP)

National Parliament Received the Formal Request from Court
The President of  the National Parliament, Mr. Fernando Lasama has declared he has received a formal Court request for the former PNTL Commander Paulo Martins to testify in front of court.

"We received the formal letter days ago and we need to look at it and discuss in the plenary," said the Chief of National Parliament. (TP)

Timor Post (TP)
Radio Timor-Leste (RTL)
Suara Timor Lorosae (STL)
Diario Tempo (DT)
Diario Nacional (DN)
Televisaun Timor-Leste (TVTL)




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