Subject: UNMIT Daily Media Review - 14 September

Friday, 14 September 2007


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National Media Reports

The Alliance is committed to solving Alfredo's case

The Task Force Team stated that the Alliance government is committed to solving the case of Alfredo and the petitioners through dialogue.

The Secretary State of Security, Francisco Guterres, said that at the present the team is identifying how best to carry out the dialogue. (STL and DN)

Manuel Tilman: It's difficult for the government to execute its program

MP Manuel Tilman from KOTA said that it will be difficult for the Alliance government to execute its program since Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao started his speech with an offensive statement against Fretilin.

According to Mr. Tilman, the offensive statement of Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao shows that the Alliance has not made peace with Fretilin.

"Our Prime Minister perhaps has a problem with Fretilin, there has been no reconciliation between them, so when he made his presentation, he started by trying to provoke Fretilin. In my opinion, this is not good," said Mr. Tilman.

Aniceto Guterres, Fretilin MP, also said that Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao's speech was a political statement and not a presentation of the government's program, since Xanana said that his government will not collapse. (DN and TP)

Judge Ivo Rosa: I will not end the warrant to capture Alfredo

International Judge Ivo Rosa said that he will not end the warrant to capture Alfredo Reinado Alves.

"I will maintain my position to not end the warrant, but if there is appeal from Claudio, I will end it -- ¦he is the only one who can intervene in the decision of a judge to give a warrant to capture such a suspect," said Judge Ivo. (DN)

Francisco Guterres: the government to restructure PNTL

State Secretary for Security Francisco Guterres said that the government will prepare to restructure the National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL) in order to make it a legitimate police force.

"We are preparing to hold consultations. It's important to have every stakeholders' viewpoint so that we have a model for policing that the whole country agrees with," said Mr. Guterres on Thursday (13/9) in the national parliament. (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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