Subject: Daily Media Review 05 March 08

Wednesday, 05 March 2008

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National Media Reports TVTL News Coverage

NP approves ICCI: The National Parliament approved on Monday (3/3) a resolution to establish an International Independent Commission of Inquiry (IICI). The resolution, proposed by Fretilin, KOTA, PPT and PD, will aim at uncovering the judicial and political responsibilities of the authors of February 11. Upon the agreement of MPs, IICI will work together with the judicial authorities. The National Parliament will recommend to the Government to work with the United Nations in establishing the IICI.

RTL News Coverage Joint Operation of F-FDTL/PNTL: Related to rumours that the military operation has destroyed Christians statues in some houses, the Deputy Commander of F-FDTL/PNTL Joint Operation, Inspector Mateus Fernandes, said that the mission of the Joint Operation is only to seek the perpetrators of February 11, not to insult people's beliefs. The Deputy Commander further appealed for people to not pay attention to such rumours.

Print Coverage Mateus: Govt asks Salsinha to officially surrender: The Commander of the F-FDTL/PNTL Joint Operation has made it clear that the Government needs Salsinha to surrender formally to the Government. "Salsinha has already made contact, but the Government wants him to formally surrender so that the public can know that he has submitted himself," said Commander Fernandes. (TP)

Rebel jailed before trial: The Dili District Court has ordered that Susar be remanded to Becora Prison while he awaits trial. This precaution was taken given the severity of the crimes he is charged with. (TP)

SRSG/Lasama: seeking ways to develop nation: The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Timor-Leste, Atul Khare, said that his weekly meeting with the Acting President of the Republic, Fernando 'Lasama' de Araujo, was showing positive signs. "In our regular weekly meetings, we discuss many issues, including finding solutions to move this nation forward," said SRSG Khare on Tuesday (4/3) in Dili. (TP)

Alfredo's member surrenders. SRSG: good step for stability: The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Timor-Leste, Atul Khare, considers the surrender of the Alfredo's member to the F-FDTL/PNTL Joint Operation to be a positive step towards regaining stability. "I believe that the efforts of the state of Timor-Leste are moving forward to strengthen peace and stability," said SRSG Khare after his regular weekly meeting with the Acting President Fernando 'Lasama' de Araujo on Tuesday (4/3) in Palacio das Cinzas Caicoli, Dili. (STL)

National News Sources: Televizaun Timor-Leste (TVTL) Radio Timor-Leste (RTL) Timor Post (TP) Suara Timor Lorosae (STL) Diario Tempo (DT) Diario Nacional (DN) Semanário Nacional (SN) Tempo Semanal (TS)


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