Subject: UNMIT Daily Media Review 5 September 2007

Wednesday, 05 September 2007


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National Media Reports

FRETILIN suggests to legalize ISF Mandate

Fretilin party chief, Aniceto Guterres, clarified the misunderstanding that Fretilin rejected the presence of the ISF in Timor-Leste. He explained that Fretilin did not object to the extension of ISF's mandate but proposed that the Parliament ratify the treaty which brought in the ISF in order to clarify ISF's responsibilities in Timor-Leste. (ND)

ISF will not be involved in dialogue between Alfredo and Government

ISF Commander John Hutcheson said that the ISF will not be involved in the dialogue between Major Alfredo and the Timorese Government. He clarified that the ISF will not take part in the dialogue without government authorization. (ND)

Not True: ISF Soldier Lost in Baucau

ISF Commander John Hutcheson denied the rumors that an ISF soldier went missing during an operation in Baucau. (ND)

Government Presents Transitional Program to National Parliament

The Fourth Constitutional Government led by Mr. Kayrala Xanana Gusmao will present its transitional program to the National Parliament this week. (ND)

ISF ready to carry out Alfredo's request

ISF Commander John Hutcheson said that Major Alfredo Reinado has requested the ISF to be posted 20 kms away from the venue of the dialogue between him and the Government. Mr. Hutchenson said that the ISF is ready to carry out this request if the Government approves and requests them directly. (STL)

Mari: It will not be long before Xanana's Government collapses

In an interview with Timor Post, the Secretary-General of Fretilin, Mr. Mari Alkatiri, said that his party believes that it will not be long before the government led by Prime Minister Kayrala Xanana Gusmao collapses. He said that Fretilin will not use any violence as it has other ways to deal with the fall of the Alliance-led government. (TP)

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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