Subject: Timornewsline: 31 March 2010

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President Horta: Ministry of Infrastructure is not working well

Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 31 March 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior President José Ramos Horta has said that Minister of Infrastructure and Secretary of State for Infrastructure are not working well to serve the people as conditions of road in the country, particularly the road between Ermera town and Ponilala village, is not good for the local people to transport their agricultural products.

Ministry of Finance has banned its staff to talk to media

Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 31 March 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior Staff for Customs Department of the Ministry of Finance has said that Minister of Finance Emília Pires had ordered all staff of the Ministry not to reveal any information in relation to the activities of the Ministry to the public, especially to the media unless there is authorization from the Minister.

President Horta calls on the Govt to hire Cessna Grand Carafe Airplane

Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 31 March 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior President Jose Ramos Horta has called on the Government to hire Cessna Grand Carafe Airplane due to Helicopter of the United Nations will not flight or stop its operation in the country when the United Nations Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) will come to end on 2012.

MPs: Granting pardon to Salsinha and Ki’ak will weaken justice

Suara Timor Loro Sa’e , 31 March 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior Some members of Parliament has expressed their concerns that granting of pardon to Salsinha and his friends and Ki’ak by President Horta would weaken justice sector in Timor-Leste.

Unhappy with the promotion, some PNTL members throw their ranks away

Suara Timor Loro Sa’e , 31 March 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior Promotion to PNTL members recently has also resulted dissatisfaction from certain members of the PNTL arguing that the practice of nepotism colored the promotion.

People of Ermera accused Coelho of abusing his public power for party’s gain

Suara Timor Loro Sa’e , 31 March 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior People of Ermera from the villages of Ponilala, Lisapat, Fatubolu and Hatolia went to the National Parliament to report the work of Secretary of State for Energy Policy Avelinho Coelho who they believed to have abused the public power for his party’s gain in the distribution of solar panels.

About 304 students in Iliomar make a tree as their school building

Timor Post , 31 March 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior Marcos dos Santos, a headmaster for the Public Primary School 1 in Iliomar Sub-district of Lautem has said that for the last ten years half of his 621 students are learning under a tree due to lack of school building, chairs and desks.

Lasama: “Govt’s facilities should not be used for private activity”

Timor Post , 31 March 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The Speaker of the Timorese National Parliament Fernando “Lasama” de Araujo has called on all the Government officials no to use the Government tools for private activities.

Govt to implement decentralization package projects next month

Timor Post , 31 March 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The State Secretary for Public Work, Domingos Caeiro, has confirmed that the Government will implement decentralization package projects in April 2010.

PM Gusmão: Govt is now widening its door to public and international communities

Timor Post , 31 March 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão has officially launched portal online of the Government, so that people can get access to information particularly the Government’s activities.

UN Economist: Balanced investment needed to develop the country

Timor Post , 31 March 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior A chief economic adviser to the United Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) Prof. DR. Jeffrey Sachs, has said that it is important to the Timorese Government to make a proper balanced investments in all aspects to better develop the country.

Australian Govt continue helping Timorese Govt

Diario Nacional , 31 March 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The Australian Ambassador to Timor-Leste, Peter Hayward, has said that his government has commitment to continue supporting the Timorese Government to develop the country for a better future.

Tarmidzi: Timorese people should unite

Diario Nacional , 31 March 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The Indonesian Ambassador for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Tarmidzi, has said that Indonesia will continue supporting Timor-Leste to become member of the ASEAN, but the most important is the Timorese people should be united.

Guterres says ‘No comment’ on allegation of discrimination within PNTL

Diario Nacional , 31 March 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The Timorese National Police (PNTL) institution has promoted its officers with new rank in its tenth anniversary held on last Saturday, but some officer has lamented with the promotion because the promotion had not transparently implemented.

A house destroyed, three people detained

Diario Nacional , 31 March 2010- Summary by <http://www.timornewsline.com/spip.php?auteur12>Alberico Junior The Timorese Operational Police Commander, Superintendent Mateus Fernandes, has confirmed that a house was destroyed and three people were detained due to a recent martial arts club clash in Caibada of Baucau district. 


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