Subject: Timor Leste Daily Media News, 25 August 

Timor Leste Daily Media News

MCC delegations meet with Minister Pires

MCC delegations meet with Minister Pires -- Radio Televizaun Timor-Leste, 25 August

Delegations of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) have met with Minister for Planning and Finance, Emilia Pires, talking about their observation's outcomes on Timor's economic growths.

After the meeting, Minister Pires said the meeting was aimed at listening to the observation outcomes of the MMC over the country's economic growths.

Pires said the results were positive, because during the observation, the MCC delegations met with NGOs and many other people that the main concerns were education and roads. She added the MMC delegations focused on their concept paper and later to be submitted to MCC in Washington.

MP urges Government to halt monopoly in field of telecommunications -- Timor Post, 25 August

National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction MP Arao Noe da Silva has called for the current Government to halt Timor Telecom Company's monopoly in the field of telecommunication in the country.

Silva said the Government should look at the agreement reached by the Timor Telecom Company with the former Fretilin government.

Government should also look at the contract provided for Timor Telecom and allowed other company to compete with them [Timor Telecom].

Democratic Party MP Gertrudes Moniz said the Government should review the agreement between Timor Telecom and former government before making decision; otherwise it could breach the agreement.

PNTL and TNI discuss border security Suara Timor Lorosa'e, 25 August

Timor's Border Police Unit and Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) held a meeting in the border area, discussing on border security issues of the two countries.

Timor's Border Police Commander, Quintiliano "Nano" Soares said the meeting was aimed at discussing problems faced by the two countries' security forces' over the past three months.

Soares said the meeting focused on the actual problems appeared and security handling in the border zone by the two security forces. <br /><br />TNI's Major Krisna said they always communicated and coordinated with Timor's police border unit about doing patrol in the border zone, so that both sides could avoid misunderstanding in doing their tasks.

Lasama calls on F-FDTL and Police Commanders to sanction their officers -- Suara Timor Lorosa'e, 25 August

Parliamentary President Fernando "Lasama" de Araujo has called on the Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL) and National Police Command to sanction soldiers and officers who are suspected of being engaged in illegal gambling.

Lasama was referring to both F-FDTL and PNTL officers who were suspected of being backed illegal gambling in the Capital Dili.

"F-FDTL and PNTL soldier and officers are the law enforcers and that they should abide by the law. If any of them are found guilty, they should be sanctioned," Lasama said.

An unnamed source said when the gambling went on people who played the gambling had a phone call from someone, asking them to close off quickly the gambling before policemen on patrol were arriving.

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