Subject: UNMIT Daily Media Review 07 September 2007

Friday, 07 September 2007


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National Media Reports

Fernanda: a big structure of government, but may have no capacity

The MP from National Unity Party (PUN), Fernanda Borges said that the structure of the Alliance government is bigger than the previous government.

Ms. Borges also said that if the members of this big structure have no capacity, it will be a disaster for the nation's development.

"Previously they said that Fretilin-led government was big, but now the government is as big as the national parliament, it's nonsense," said Ms. Borges in the national parliament on Thursday (6/9). (TP)

NP to establish auditing commission

The national parliament is going to establish an auditing commission to investigate the work of the previous government.

"The commission is not going to investigate the Fretilin-led government only, but also the new government, because we cannot guarantee that the new government will have no mistakes," said Dusae, MP of CNRT. (TP)

Longuinhos deserves to be the PNTL commander

The former PNTL commander, Paulo de Fatima Martins has said the new PNTL commander should have a legal background and that the Attorney-General Longuinhos Monteiro would be deserving of the role.

"I think the new Commander should have legal competency as well as domestic and international experience," said Mr Martins in the national parliament, Dili. (STL)

Cicilio: president needs to clarify reasons why the new government went to the Alliance

The member of the national parliament from CNRT, Cicilio Caminha said that the national parliament and the president should go to the rural areas to explain why the Alliance was allowed to form government.

Speaking to journalists on Thursday (06/09) at the parliament, Mr. Caminha revealed that Fretilin's flags were erected across the eastern part of the country to express dissatisfaction over how government was formed. (DN)

Timotio: still no law stopping the capture of Alfredo

The Director of the Judicial System Monitoring Programme (JSMP), Timotio de Deus said the court does not have the authority to withdraw the mandate to capture Alfredo Reinado.

Speaking to journalists on Thursday (06/09) in JSMP's office in Dili M de Deus explained that the Court is not able to withdraw the mandate and furthermore, no Judge has ordered the mandate be withdrawn.

He also revealed that the Court maintains its position the need for Alfredo Reinado to face justice. (DN)

The petitioners are ready to collaborate with Xanana

The petitioners group does have the good will to collaborate with the Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão to commence dialogue between them, the state, and Alfredo.

Speaking to journalists on Thursday (06/09) after meeting with the Vice Prime Minister, Jose Luis Guterres at Government Palace, Mr. Agostu de Araujo alias Tara said they had met to discuss what solutions could be found to solve the case of Alfredo Reinado and the petitioners. (STL)

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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