Subject: Daily Media Review 14 March 2008

Thursday, 14 March 2008


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National Media Report
TVTL News Coverage

Lasama: Salsinha not far away: The Acting President of the Republic, Fernando Lasama, has again asked Salsinha to surrender. "I think he is still here in Timor-Leste. We hope that he will think about the solution for the nation ... if Salsinha opens fire, then members of the operation will of course defend themselves," said PR Lasama.

Related to the statement of Prosecutor General Longuinhos Monteiro that some people are influencing Salsinha not to surrender, Acting President Lasama said it would be in the interests of some people if Salsinha died as he would also bury with him all the information he had. "We consider him to be a main witness as he led the attack against PM Xanana in Balibar. I think Salsinha has lots of information about this," said Acting PR Lasama on Thursday (13/2) in Palacio das Cinzas Caicoli, Dili. (DN)

Tara: Petitioners have option to return to military: Major Tara said that the petitioners have an option to return to the military as stated in the questionnaires provided by the Government. "Some questions asked: Do you want to return to the military even though you left it for two years?' Provide your explanation," said Major Tara after meeting with PM Xanana on Thursday (13/2) in Palacio do Governu, Dili.

RTL News Coverage
No RTL news.

Print Coverage

Lasama: "Salsinha key informant of February 11": The Acting President of the Republic, Fernando Lasama considers Salsinha to be the key person in the attempts made against PR Ramos-Horta and PM Xanana on February 11. Related to the statement of Prosecutor General Longuinhos Monteiro that some people are influencing Salsinha not to surrender, Acting President Lasama said it would be in the interests of some people if Salsinha died as he would also bury with him all the information he had. "We consider him to be a main witness as he led the attack against PM Xanana in Balibar. I think Salsinha has lots of information about this," said Acting PR Lasama on Thursday (13/2) in Palacio das Cinzas Caicoli, Dili. (DN)

Fretilin asks Govt to implement ICI resolutions: Fretilin MP in the National Parliament has asked Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao to implement the resolution of the International Commission of Inquiry approved by the National Parliament to investigate the attacks against PR Horta and PM Xanana on February 11.

"It has already been one month since the events of February 11. The Government should implement the International Commission of Inquiry immediately in order to get to the truth of the matter," said Francisco Miranda, Fretilin member of NP on Thursday (13/3) in the National Parliament. (DN)

National News Sources:
Televizaun Timor-Leste (TVTL)
Radio Timor-Leste (RTL)
Timor Post (TP)
Suara Timor Lorosae (STL)
Diario Nacional (DN)

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