Subject: Timornewsline: 30 April 2010

Source: www.timornewsline.com

NCE launches campaign on use of mother tongues in education (with correction from Mrs. Sword Gusmao) Timor Newsline , 30 April 2010- Summary by Alberico Junior The National Commission on Education (NCE) has launched Wednesday (28/4) at Farol Primary School its Working Group on Mother Tongues in Education in order to start creating policy and guidelines for languages in education in primary schools in Timor-Leste.

Xanana: I’m not doing party’s campaign TV , 30 April 2010- Summary by Alberico Junior Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao has affirmed in Baucau Tuesday (27/4) that he is not conducting any political campaign during the consultation process of the National Development Plan but to provide information contained in the Plan to better improve the living standard of the people of Timor-Leste.

We’re more concerned about the present, local population told Xanana Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 30 April 2010- Summary by Alberico Junior Local population in sub-districts of Baucau and Venilale have told Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao that they are more concerned about the present but not about vague promises of the future.

We’re more concerned about the present, local population told Xanana Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 30 April 2010- Summary by Alberico Junior Local population in sub-districts of Baucau and Venilale have told Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao that they are more concerned about the present but not about vague promises of the future.

PNTL support work of KAK to combat corruption Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 30 April 2010- Summary by Alberico Junior The Timorese Police Commander, Commissary Longuinhos Monteiro, has said that the National Police will fully support the anti-corruption commission (KAK) to investigate corruption cases in the country.

Australian Foreign Affairs Minister postponed his official visit to Timor-Leste Timor Post , 30 April 2010- Summary by Alberico Junior Third Secretary and Vice Counselor of the Australian Embassy in Timor-Leste, Dylan Fitzsimon, has said that Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Stephen Smith, has postponed his visit to Timor-Leste because he has to participate in the government’s budget presentation to the Parliament.

PDHJ calls for academic support Timor Post , 30 April 2010- Summary by Alberico Junior Deputy Timorese Human Right and Justice Ombudsmen (PDHJ) Rui Pereira, has called for academic support to combat corruption practices in the country.

MP Ximenes: “Those who distributed weapon should be held responsible” Timor Post , 30 April 2010- Summary by Alberico Junior MP David Dias Ximenes from Fretilin who is also member of the Parliamentary Committee B for Defense and Security, has said that the one who distributed weapons out of the National Police’s arsenal during the 2006 military crisis should be held responsible as these weapons are not yet collected.

Deputy PNTL Commissioner calls on residents for support Timor Post , 30 April 2010- Summary by Alberico Junior Deputy Timorese Police, Commissary Afonso de Jesus, has called on the residents of Lautem District to cooperate with the National Police to ensure stability and security in Lautem District.

Deputy PM Carrascalăo: “There is no evidence about corruption” Suara Timor Loro Sa’e , 30 April 2010- Summary by Alberico Junior Deputy Prime Minister for Management and Public Administration, Mario Viegas Carrascalăo, has said that there was no evidence that proves acts of corruption in the referendum package projects and importation of the Government’s MTCI subsidized rice.

Finance Minister Pires: “It needs proper plan for country’s future” Suara Timor Loro Sa’e , 30 April 2010- Summary by Alberico Junior The Timorese Parliamentary Majority Alliance (AMP) Government has planned to hold census of 2010 in order to recollect data about current condition of population in the country so that the Government can adjust its plan base on the data.

JSMP: “PN has no political will to discus draft law for domestic violence” Suara Timor Loro Sa’e , 30 April 2010- Summary by Alberico Junior The Timorese Judicial System and Monitoring Program (JSMP) Director, Luis de Oliveira, has concerned about law for domestic violence as it had not discussed by the Parliamentarian.

Xanana threatened to resign if his Development Plan is not approved by PN Diario Nacional , 30 April 2010- Summary by Alberico Junior Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao has threatened Tuesday (27/4) in Baucau to resign if his National Development Plan is not approved by the National Parliament.

Timor-Leste’s oil wealth has reached US$5.7 billions Diario Nacional , 30 April 2010- Summary by Alberico Junior Executive Director for Petroleum Fund of the Banking and Payment Authority (BPA), Venancio Alves, has said Thursday that Timor-Leste’s oil wealth in the US Federal Reserve Bank in New York has reached US$5.7 billion.

Pires: Govt to withdraw 3% from its 5.7 oil wealth for 2010 Revised Budget Suara Timor Loro Sa’e , 30 April 2010- Summary by Alberico Junior Timor-Leste’s Minister of Finance and Planning, Emilia Pires, said Thursday (29/4) that Xanana’s Government is going to take 3% of the country’s oil fund for its 2010 revised budget.

CNRT: Minister of Infrastructure is incompetent Diario Nacional , 30 April 2010- Summary by Alberico Junior A CNRT leader has declared that Ministry of Infrastructure Pedro Lay is incompetent because for the last three years there has been huge amount of budget allocated to the ministry but a lot of problems of infrastructure such as road and electricity remain unresolved. 


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