Subject: UNMIT Daily Media Review 10 September 2007

Monday, 10 September 2007


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National Media Reports

Manuel Tilman: solving Alfredo's case, the failure of general prosecutor

Manuel Tilman, MP from KOTA said that the unsolved case of Alfredo Reinado should be considered a failure of the Prosecutor General's. (PGR).

"It has bee the Prosecutor General's failure that this case has not been transparent or professionally dealt with.

"Some days ago the Prosecutor met with Reiando but he did not arrest him, this is a failure of the Prosecutor," said Mr. Tilman on Friday (7/9) in Memorial Hall, Dili. (TP)

Reconciliation, to end conflict between the Alliance and Fretilin

The organization of no parliamentary political parties ­ known as Progreessive Democratic League (LDP) has stated the only way to end the conflict between the Alliance and Fretilin is through political reconciliation.

"I think political reconciliation should be conducted to solve the conflict between the Alliance and Fretilin.

It may be that the structure of the Alliance be revised or the Alliance embraces all the districts and sub-districts administrators of Fretilin in order to solve the conflict," said Hermenegildo Lopes, the spokesperson of LDP.

Mr. Lopes also said that if there is another election the LDP will moving forward as a block. Before and during the campaign, LDP will appear with its own head of parliament, prime minister, ministers and MPs to have a strong legitimacy for the people. (STL)

Lucia Lobato:"East Timorese are ready, international judges going home"

In her speech on the celebration of General Assembly Constituent ­ Timorese Lawyers Association, the minister of justice, Lucia Lobato said that if the East Timorese are ready to carry on the judicial process, the international judges, prosecutors and lawyers will leave Timor-Leste.

"Someday the Timorese will be ready and the international judges will leave East Timor as they only work here temporarily," said Ms. Lobato.

"At the present we have been training judges, prosecutors and lawyers and we all have to proud of them," she added. (STL)

Riak Leman: Xanana is using his capability solving Alfredo's case

The MP from Social Democratic Party (PSD), Riak Leman guaranteed that Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão will use his political experience to solve Reinado's case as he is a well-known figure.

"Even though some groups have an aversion to him, we know that Xanana is a leader who has wide range influence and support from many people.

"The Prime Minister with his members of the government will solve the case of Alfredo in short time," said Mr. Riak Leman. (DN)

Mateus Fernandes: PNTL has identified the actors of violence

The Deputy Operational Commander of the National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL), Mateus Fernandes said that those involved in the recent violence have been identified based upon concrete evidence.

Mr. Fernandes also said that the PNTL along with UNPol and ISF are working together to identify people who involved in the violence and crime. (DN)

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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