Subject: UNMIT Daily Media Review - 7 January 2008

Monday, 7 January 2008


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F-FDTL and PNTL should change their professionalism and attitude Prime Minister (PM) Xanana Gusmão asked the Defence Forces of Timor-Leste (F-FDTL) and the National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL) to be work to improve the cohesion and unity of each institution.

"You should grow in self-confidence by changing your attitude and professionalism in order to gain people's trust," said PM Xanana on Friday (4/1) in Dili.

PM Xanana also confirmed that the Government will not allow troublemakers to destroy peoples' futures. (TP)

Estanislau: questions Xanana's statement on CNRT's fund Former member of Political Commission of National Council of Resistance of Timor (CNRT), Estanislau da Silva, questioned the statement of the PM concerning CNRT's funds.

"I was surprised to hear that CNRT's funds remain saved in the bank…as member of the commission I know nothing about this.

The fund was not for Xanana, but was for the organization of the political commission of CNRT. And CNRT has ended, so why the money is still there?" said Mr. da Silva, also a member of National Parliament (NP) from Fretilin. (TP)

PM Xanana asking political parties to bury bad attitudes PM Xanana Gusmão asked the political parties to work hand-in-hand to combat the kin d of bad attitudes that have brought suffering to the people.

Xanana said that political parties' conflicting private interests will never solve the problems faced by the nation. Only peace and calm can encourage the people to behave in peaceful and calm ways. (STL)

Vicente Guterres: Fretilin should think about the national interest First Vice-president of the NP, Vicente Guterres, asked FRETILIN to think about the interests of the nation since Fretilin is historically the party of the nation.

Mr. Guterres said that Fretilin are free to give back Christmas envelopes to the NP, but they should also remember that the US$120 in the envelope was for the Christmas party of members of the NP and its staffs.

"It was the idea of the President of the NP, Mr. Fernando Lasama, that it would be better to provide people with the money to have their own parties with families and relatives, rather than celebrating Christmas with NP members and staff, where family members might not have been able to participate," said Mr. Guterres. (STL)

The time period for Rogerio's medical treatment in Malaysia has elapsed The time period allotted to the former Minister of the Interior Rogerio Lobato to allow him to receive medical treatment in Malaysia elapsed in December 2007.

The position of Mr. Lobato is currently unclear, and it is not known whether he is coming back to serve his time or whether he will ignore it for medical treatment.

The Minister for Justice Lucia Lobato said that the ministry is still awaiting test results from Mr. Rogerio Lobato's doctors.

Mr. Rogerio Lobato received permission from the Ministry of Justice to seek medical treatment in Malaysia based upon his hospital medical record. (STL)

Government has identified places for the IDPs that are not transitory houses The Minister for Social Solidarity, Domingas Fernandes 'Micato', said that the government has identified some areas where the IDPs can build houses.

Minister Micato said that at the present time, the government is still collaborating with the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Public Works to identify proper places for the IDPs to build permanent houses.

Minister Micato also said that the IDP policy defined by the government is intended to avoid people having several houses at once. (STL)

PM Xanana: the big crisis of the country is not the IDPs PM Xanana Gusmao said that the big crisis of the country is not the IDPs, but attitudes, thoughts and behaviours.

The PM confirmed that this year is Reformation year – the year that all people need to start thinking of themselves as servants of the people.

"Dedication to work, this is what I will try to implement. I will force those who really love this country to sacrifice themselves," said PM Xanana in his speech on Christmas Eve with the Ministry of Health on Saturday 5/1) in Dili. (DN, TP andSTL)

NATIONAL NEWS SOURCES: Timor Post (TP) Radio Timor-Leste (RTL) Suara Timor Lorosae (STL) Diario Tempo (DT) Diario Nacional (DN) Semanario Nacional (SN) Televisaun Timor-Leste (TVTL) Tempo Semanal (TS)


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