Subject: UNMIT Daily Media Review 13 September 2007

Thursday, 13 September 2007


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National Media Reports

There are those for and against halting the mandate to capture Alfredo

It appears there are differences emerging amongst judicial authorities regarding halting the mandate of capturing Alfredo Reinado.

The international judge Ivo Rosa, who issued the mandate is maintaining his position, however the Attorney-general, Longuinhos Monteiro said that the mandate has failed. (TP)

Alkatiri: the government isn't brave enough to go to the east

The Secretary-general of Fretilin, Mari Alkatiri has said that the members of government are not brave enough to travel to the east of the country because there is little confidence in them there.

Speaking to journalists on Tuesday (11/9) after his visit to Indonesia Mr. Alkatiri said he hoped the president Jose Ramos-Horta would see this and use his competencies to assist the country's development.

"We recognize that the president is legitimate and expect that Mr. Horta will use his competencies to strengthen this country," said Mr. Alkatiri (TP)

Carrascal„o: Notable Commission's report has no credibility

The president of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), Mario Viegas Carrascal„o said that the report by the Commission of Notables has no credibility, because it has not been implemented.

Speaking to journalist on Wednesday (12/9) at the parliament, Mr. Carrascal„o said it has no value.

"I totally lament to not only notable commission's report has not implemented yet, but also until now people has not known the report from international investigation," said Mr. Mario. (TP)

UNPol's not professional, government to give the role to PNTL

The member of national parliament from CNRT party, Carmelita Moniz affirmed that it is the time for government to give the power of security to PNTL.

In her intervention during the plenary section yesterday in the parliament, she said the members of PNTL who have passed the screening test have had sufficient training to guarantee the stability and security of the country.

"As we know the powers of security in the country are in the hands of UNPol, who got mandate from the former government, but it is obvious over the past year that UNPol has not been sufficient or professional. They always attend incidents late,‚ÄĚ said Ms. Moniz. (TP)

Carrascal„o: government has to solve IDPs case immediately

The parliament member from the Social Democratic Party (PSD), Mario Viegas Carrascal„o said that it has been one month since the Government took power and there is no sign yet of how to resolve the problem of internally displaced people.

Mr Carrascal„o has questioned why there is no directly explanation, stated intention or declaration about any measures to solve the problem.

"This government needs to prioritise the problem immediately," he said on Wednesday (12/9) at the parliament. (DN)

Hasegawa meets Longuinhos, discuss KII reports and other violence The Attorney-general, Longuinhos Monteiro has received a visit by the former SRSG, Mr Sukehiro Hasegawa in Dili to discuss the Commission of Inquiry and the security situation in the country.

Mr. Longuinhos said that Mr. Hasegawa has a strong commitment to both areas of discussion. (DN)

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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