Subject: TIMOR –LESTE NEWS April 26, 2010

TIMOR –LESTE NEWS

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Local and International - For April 26, 2010

In this edition

National News’ Headings:

*Customs Department of Dili harbor confiscate electronic tools *Montana Diak Company hand over Turismu Rai Henek Mutin to Govt *Traffic police ban long vehicle to operate during day *Plan -UN Police hold friendship match *PNTL recognize illegal weapon in Ermera *New recruitment for PNTL is waiting law approval for recruitment criteria *Community leaders ask PM Gusmão to dismiss Minister da Costa *Timorese people will not suffer anymore *CNRT-Fretilin: “Australia should not threaten Timor-Leste” *State Secretary Alfredo Pires: “Pipeline will not be built in Australia” *PM Gusmao accused Fretilin as the most corrupt government *Gusmao to organized people in 13 districts to change Petroleum Law *Govt to ‘eliminate’ Timor Telecom *It needs people’s support to amend law for petroleum fund: PM Gusmão *PM Gusmão questions why Timorese student do their study in Kupang *TL to become host for CPLP’s conference in 2011 *Pires: I’m confident the pipelines will be in Timor-Leste *Thousands of Timorese welcomed new bishop

National News:

*Customs Department of Dili harbor confiscate electronic tools

*Televizaun Timor-Leste, April 26, 2010 language source: tetun

The Timorese Customs Department of Dili harbor has confiscated electronic tools imported by of Royal Electric due to no legal document for those tools.

Those tools confiscated such as hand phone, Receiver, Camera Digital, Handy cam and so fort with the quantities 370 were imported from Surabaya of Indonesia were hidden inside the speaker.

Director General Receipt and Customs Department, Cancio de Oliveira, has said that his department will process this case based on the law of Customs in Timor-Leste.

“Firstly I would like to thank for the Customs Departments’ staffs who have make efforts to check imported goods and able to confiscate these illegal electronic tools. Those electronic tools are hidden inside the speaker and they are found when my staffs hold physical check. The owner of these tools is Royal Electric Company. They should pay for fine based on the Timorese Custom’s laws,” de Oliveira said.

Besides that the Custom Department staffs also confiscate beer in a container imported by a Company from China last year due to no legal document of importation.

Meanwhile, Vice Minister of Finance and Planning, Rui Hanjan, has said that the Government will take strong action to those companies which had not fulfill the criteria of importing goods in the country.

“We will make efforts to see this case as soon as possible because we do not want this case to be pended otherwise similar case will continue happening in the country. And the Government will take strong action to regulate the importers who will import goods from other countries to Timor-Leste,” Vice Minister Hanjan said.

*Montana Diak Company hand over Turismu Rai Henek Mutin to Govt

*Timor Newsline, April 26, 2010

Montana Diak Company has officially handed over Turizmu Rai Hene Mutin to the Government through the Ministry for Tourism, Commerce and Industry.

Director for Montana Diak Company, Lay Fu Seng, has said that the project construction for Rai Henek Mutin were divided into two steps such as firstly the company constructed houses, electrical installation, build fence and put statues in the beach, and second face was repair roads build monument and public toilet.

Seng said that his Company had not sought for profit only but he said that as a citizen of Timor-Leste they have moral responsibility to contribute to the country.

“We have not wanted to make profit only but as a Christian we have moral obligation to do good things for this country,” Sen said.

The construction project was started on 2009 and the total amount of the tender process was US$ 296,193.00.

The Government in collaboration with churches have open new tender process for second project construction of Kristo Rei with the total amount US$ 392,116.00

Meanwhile, Minister for Tourism, Commerce and Industry, Gil da Costa Alves said that development process in the country is positive, adding that it will make profit to the Government as the tourists who come to visit the beach will pay tax before enter the beach.

“The Government has planned to create good environment as it will bring income to the Government, Minister Alves said.

*Traffic police ban long vehicle to operate during day

*Radio Timor-Leste, April 26, 2010 language source: Tetun

The National Traffic Police, Inspector Antonio da Costa, has said that the Timorese National Police (PNTL) of traffic department will ban long vehicle to operate during the day to lade the container starting from April 26 next Monday.

“Based on the authorization letter that starting from April 26th that long vehicles can only operate at early morning 1:00 up to 6:00 AM and therefore the traffic police will take strong action to against those long vehicle that breach this rule,” da Costa said.

Da Costa said that the Traffic Police will continue conducting civic education to the public by distributing pamphlet and stick posture at the public place so that people can access more information about this case.

*Plan -UN Police hold friendship match

*Timor Post, April 26, 2010 language source: Tetun

Community Police of the United Nations Police has collaborated with the International Plan to hold friendship match between young men as it was a way of moving their mind to think about conflict.

“This match is a strategy to make young people no to think about conflict and how they can get close or more friendly with community police in their daily life,” a UN Community Police officer, Azhar Abu Bakar said.

He added that Community Police from Malaysia and Singapore had always conducted such match in order to unite young people, adding that they provide uniform to the winner team or club.

*PNTL recognize illegal weapon in Ermera

*Timor Post, April 26, 2010 language source: Tetun

Deputy Timorese Police Commissary Afonso de Jesus has said that the recent information about illegal weapon in Ermera district was true.

“You asked me about illegal weapon two days ago and I responded you saying that I had no information about illegal weapon in Ermera, but now I have information from our official in the area that this information is true that some illegal group have weapon,” Commissary de Jesus said.

Commissary de Jesus also called on local residents of Ermera to cooperate with the local police officers and provide clear in formation about this case so the police can take necessary action to respond to this case soon.

“We ask for all people of Ermera to give the local police information concretely, so that the police can make proper plan and strategy to respond this case,” Commissary de Jesus said.

He added that the PNTL commando has deployed a special team of the national Police to the area to collect more clear information about this case, adding that he had no information about illegal weapon in the other twelve districts except Ermera.

*New recruitment for PNTL is waiting law approval for recruitment criteria

*Timor Post, April 26, 2010 language source: Tetun

Deputy Timorese Police Commissary Afonso de Jesus, has said that the National Police Commando has planned to open new recruitment process, but it will happen after the law approval of the criteria for recruitment.

“We are elaborating draft law, particularly law about criteria in the recruitment process,” de Jesus said.

De Jesus said that it was possible to postpone recruitment process to next year if draft law for recruitment criteria will have not been finished this year.

“PNTL commando has planned to realize recruitment process this year, but if the law for recruitment criteria will have not been finished then recruitment will take place next year,” de Jesus said.

*Community leaders ask PM Gusmão to dismiss Minister da Costa

*Diário Nacionál, April 26, 2010 language source: Tetun

Chief of village of Eukisi, Lospalos Sub-district, Macario, has asked Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão to dismiss the Timorese Minister for Foreign Affair and Cooperation Zacarias Albano da Costa, because of his recent SMS problem.

Macario said that such attitude was a shameful attitude that had had affected on the PM Gusmão reputation therefore he said it was better to dismiss him [Minister da Costa].

“They used to take journey and did nothing but now want to against our big brother Gusmão who used to struggle with us for the country’s liberation,” Macario said.

He added that the one who against PM Gusmão was an arrogance attitude and therefore no need to confident in them.

Meanwhile, Millennium Democratic Party (PMD) leader, Hermenegildo “Kupa” Lopes, has said that actually Minister da Costa should resign from his post if PM Gusmão has no more confidence in him.

At the same time LABEH’s Director, Christopher Henry Samson, has said that actually Minister da Costa should ashamed with his recent attitude, adding that PM Gusmão will not use him in some important activities of the country although Minister da Costa remain assuming hi post.

*Timorese people will not suffer anymore

*Diário Nacionál, April 26, 2010 language source: Tetun

Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão had instructed his Deputy for Social Issues, Jose Luis Guterres to express his word in the mass saying that Timorese people will not live in a bad condition anymore as the Government will govern this country with peace and love.

Deputy PM Guterres made the comment in the Episcopal Ordination of Maliana Diocese Monsignor Norberto do Amaral in Maliana.

“I just want to say that I am instructed by PM Gusmao to talk with Maliana Diocese and its fathers asking them what is their needs as the Government want to give support to Maliana Diocese,” Deputy PM Guterres said.

He added that this Government, even another Government in the future will continue cooperating with the churches to do all things to help one another.

Meanwhile, Bishop for Maliana Diocese, Monsignor Norberto do Amaral, has said that he will see, hear and try to understand people’s condition before he will make decision.

Monsignor added that it was important for all sides to provide their support to better develop Maliana Dioceses the.

*CNRT-Fretilin: “Australia should not threaten Timor-Leste”

*Diário Nacionál, April 26, 2010 language source: Tetun

MPs from the National Congress for the Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) Aderito Hugo da Costa and Estanislau Aleixo da Silva Fretilin have said that Australia should not threat Timor-Leste recklessly and should respect Right of Timor-Leste in negotiating pipeline of the Greater Sunrise.

MP da Costa said that both Timor-Leste and Australia should make profit from the oil fields been explored such as the Greater Sunrise, Bayu Undan and the other fields of Joint Petroleum Development Area (JPDA).

“It should bring benefit to the people of both countries, pipeline form Bayu Undan been installed to Darwin (Australia) and base on the agreement that its benefits should be shared to Timor-Leste and Australia people then pipeline of Sunrise should install to the country,” MP da Costa said.

Meanwhile, MP Estanislau Aleixo da Silva from Fretilin, has said that pipeline from the Greater Sunrise should installed to Timor-Leste.

He also said that it was important to the Government to make a proper negotiation on this case, because this was a national problem that the Government should pay attention to.

*State Secretary Alfredo Pires: “Pipeline will not be built in Australia”

*Diário Nacionál, April 26, 2010 language source: Tetun

The State Secretary for Natural Resources, Alfredo Pires, has said that Timor-Leste Government will not surprised with the recent threat of the Australian Government through its Foreign Affairs Minister and therefore the Government of Timor-Leste will firmly maintain its position to install pipeline in the country.

“The Timorese Government had decided that the pipeline of the Greater Sunrise will not be installed to Australia but it should be installed to Timor-Leste,” Pires said.

Pires said that the Woodside Company which is responsible for the oil exploration in the Greater Sunrise presented their plan of techniques but they had been expire.

Pires said that technically it was possible to install pipeline to the country and therefore the Timorese Government will maintain its position.

*PM Gusmao accused Fretilin as the most corrupt government

*Suara Timor Lorosae, April 26, 2010, language source: Tetun

Prime Minister Kayrala Xanana Gusmão has said that though there is corruption in his coalition government, the Fretilin government was the most corrupt one in the country.

“I know that in the past they (Fretilin) put a lot of money into their own pockets,” said Gusmao.

He also said that Fretilin under the leadership of Marí Alkatiri did every thing possible to destroy evidences of corruption such as by setting the Customs’ office on fire.

“They hid all documents and even burned some places in order to erase data,” he accused.

He thought that Fretilin made the government as a private enterprise and therefore he wanted to make it public by launching referendum package projects to benefit all entrepreneurs in the country.

He added,” “In the past, only brothers got government projects and no body said that it was corruption but now my daughter accidentally got a project and everyone says that it’s corruption.

He said that the Anti-Corruption Commission (KAK) was built by his government to detect cases of corruption, nepotism and collusion within the coalition government.

He also said that he supports the roles of media in the development of the country, though under the previous government such thing never occurred.

“Previous government, when the media wrote that it was corrupt it immediately threatened the media but my government never threatens any media,” he added.

He also said that he supports the media to write about corruption within his government however he wanted the news on corruption has to be credible.

*Gusmao to organized people in 13 districts to change Petroleum Law

*Suara Timor Lorosae, April 26, 2010, language source: Tetun

Prime Minister Kayrala Xanana Gusmao has said that in order implement his National Development Plan, he will organize people nationwide to demand the National Parliament to make a change the Petroleum Law so that his government can withdraw more than 3% of the estimated sustainable income of the petroleum fund.

“The state should not want to keep the money of the people, if you all (people) agree, I will defend (the proposal) at the National Parliament by saying that the people want to change the law of the petroleum so that we can take more that 3%,” said Gusmao.

According to Gusmao, based on the law, the government can only withdraw 3% of the fund which is far from enough to do development in the country.

He added, “I know I will go around 65 sub-districts and 442 villages and if the people wanted us to have access to clean water, to have electricity in 24 hours, accessible road, irrigation, schools, clinics and others but if the money is not enough we cannot do anything.”

He wanted the people to support him to urge the National Parliament to change the petroleum law so that he can take more money from the petroleum fund.

He also said that if the people do not support him to change the law, he would just throw or burn the document of the National Development Plan.

A community leader Jose Asaloy said to Gusmao that the government is incapable of handing small things such as the subsidized rice and he said that he is really doubt the government to use more money.

“We are concerned about the inability of the government to manage small amount of money and we therefore doubt the capacity of the government to manage huge amount of money such as mentioned about the implementation of the National Development Plan,” he said.

He told Gusmao to control his corrupt ministers so that there is no corruption in the implementation of the National Development Plan. Since the coalition government took the office in 2007, it has repeatedly violated the petroleum law by withdrawing more than 3% threshold of the estimated sustainable income.

Timor-Leste’s state budget has 98% taken from the petroleum fund, making it the most dependent country on oil and gas.

*Govt to ‘eliminate’ Timor Telecom

*Suara Timor Lorosae, April 26, 2010, language source: Tetun

Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao has said that Timor-Leste has got proposals from Indonesian Telkom and Irish Digicel to compete in the area of telecommunication in the country in order to ‘kill’ the monopoly of Timor Telecom.

“We have accepted the proposals from Indonesian Telkom and Irish Digicel to get into Timor-Leste to compete with Timor Telecom,” he said.

Gusmao added that in 2009 his government had approved liberalization law for telecommunication sector which gives more opportunities for other telecommunication companies to compete investing in Timor-Leste.

He said that telecommunication is a very important factor in the development of the country.

Sub-district Administrator of Iliomar, Abilio Quintao, said that he supports the idea to have more than one telecommunication companies in Timor-leste so that they can provide better service for the people.

He added that many people can now afford to buy Alcatel but unable to have contact with their family members in Dili because there is no network.

*It needs people’s support to amend law for petroleum fund: PM Gusmão

*Timor Post, April 26, 2010 language source: Tetun

Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão has said that the Government need much money about US$, 10 Billion to implement its new strategic development plan therefore he called on all people to support him to amend law for petroleum fund.

PM Gusmão said that the Government was not capable to improve people’s life condition as it was difficult to spend or take much money from the Petroleum Fun d because it was allowed that the Government can spend 3% of the petroleum fund only.

PM Gusmão added that it was enough for the government to spend US$430.00 million to develop this country.

“Residents of this village have demanded that they need clean water, electricity, good condition of roads and irrigation, but the Government can not do much things with little money,” PM Gusmão said.

He added that he will burn up his document of PDN if the people of 56 sub-districts disagree with the Government to amend Law for Petroleum Fund to spend more money to develop this country.

“If you all say that we do not want to amend this law of Petroleum Fund. It is better to keep it for next generation then I will burn up this PDN, but if you agree to amend this law then the Government will do it,” PM Gusmão said.

Meanwhile, José Asaloy, a local resident has said that impossible for the Government to manage big amount of money because in reality that the Government was incapable to manage small amount money.

“The Government is incapable to manage small amount of money and it will be worst if the money will increased.

According to local resident of Tutuala, Iliomar Lospalos, Lautem and Luro sub-districts that the PDN of the Government was good and they hopped that the Government will really implement this PDN to develop the country.

*PM Gusmão questions why Timorese student do their study in Kupang

*Timor Post, April 26, 2010 language source: Tetun

Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão has said that it was important to the Government, particularly the Ministry of Education to think why many of the Timorese young people do their study in Kupang of Indonesia.

“I do not question those other university in Indonesia, but just to question about young people who are studying at University in Kupang of Indonesia that what motivates them to do their study there, it is because of quality or it cheapest then university in the country?,” PM Gusmão questioned.

PM Gusmão said that the Government talk with rectors from all the universities will improve quality of the university and try to resolve school fee case soon.

He added that the Government will continue providing scholarship to the young people to do their study in order to capacitate themselves as it was part of human resources development process.

“Our human resources in the area of health, education and the other institution are still limited and therefore the Government will provide scholarship to young people and will pay attention to this case,” PM Gusmão said.

*TL to become host for CPLP’s conference in 2011

*Diário Nacionál, April 26, 2010 language source: Tetun

The Timorese Parliamentary Committee B for Foreign Affairs, Defense and Security Vice President, Paulo Fatima Martins, has said that Timor-Leste will become host for the meeting of the Portuguese Language Speaking Countries (CPLP) in 2011.

Martins said that the CPLP had always hold conference to asses those activities been implemented including to see the activity of Parliamentary Women Group (GFP).

“It is the first time for Timor-Leste to participate in the conference in 2009 held in Republic Democratic of São Tome Principe and the late Francico da Silva was president of Assemble and his vice is Mr. Fernando “Lasama” de Araujo and there are two secretaries, one from Guinea Bissau and another one is I myself,” MP Martins said.

Martins said that it was important to Timor-Leste to make self preparation, so that the CPLP’s conference will run well.

*Pires: I’m confident the pipelines will be in Timor-Leste

*Suara Timor Lorosae, April 26, 2010, language source: Tetun

Timor-Leste’s Secretary of State for Natural Resources Alfredo Pires has said that the Government remains firm on its position to land pipelines from Greater Sunrise in Timor-Leste and that it is not surprised by the pressures from the Australian Government.

“I believe and I am very confident that we are going to win the pipelines from Greater Sunrise to Timor-Leste because we keep doing profound analysis in order to win the opportunity,” said Pires Saturday in Tasitolu, Dili.

He said that pressure from Australian Government is normal as every party wants to defend its positions.

The Australian Government has expressed that it wants to have the pipelines from Greater Sunrise to be built in Australia.

Pires reiterated that if the Government fails to land the pipelines in Timor-Leste, then it will leave the exploitation of the Greater Sunrise for the future generation.

*Thousands of Timorese welcomed new bishop

*Suara Timor Lorosae, April 26, 2010, language source: Tetun

Around ten thousand Christians from 13 districts in Timor-Leste and Timorese living in Indonesia participated in the ordination of new bishop for the new diocese of Maliana.

Monsignor Norberto do Amaral, was ordained by Vatican’s Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor-Leste, Mgr. Leopoldo Girelli in Tasitolu Saturday.

There were 11 bishops, including bishops Ricardo and Nascimento, participating in the ordination of the new bishop.

The third bishop was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI in January 2010 to be a bishop for the diocese of Maliana which covers districts of Likisa, Bobonaro and Kovalima.

International News:

*Nia to release new movie on Timor-Leste refugees

*The Jakartapost (Online), April 26, 2010

Nia Zulkarnaen and her husband Ari Sihasale are back again this year with a production they proudly call a children and family-termed movie with a sense of nationalism.

The movie, titled Tana Air Beta (My Motherland) is currently under post-production process and will our theaters soon.

“We have already completed the production. This is the second movie Ale [Ari Sihasale] has directed,” Nia told reporters recently. “In term of theme, we’ve stuck to issue surrounding children, family and nationalism,” she adds.

According to Nia, Tana Air Beta revolves around the struggle of a woman and her children who were expelled from Timor-Leste to the country’s border area with Indonesia, after the 1999 referendum.

“It’s about their struggle during conflict that fallowed East Timor’s Separation fro Indonesia when it became [the Democratic Republic of] Timor-Leste.”

According to Nia, most of the scenes were shot in Atambua, East Nusa Tenggara. Nia explained the film also aimed to promote Indonesia’s beauty.

Nia and Ari have previously done wonders highlighting the beauty of Papua and Central Java when shooting Denias, Liburan Seru (Fun Holliday) and King.

“We wanted to show Indonesia isn’t about Bali,” says the 39-year-old. “We also have Papua, Lombok and other beautiful places.”

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