Subject: TIMOR-LESTE NEWS May 21, 2010

TIMOR-LESTE NEWS

Local and International - For May 21, 2010

In this edition

National News’ Headings:

*Timorese police has uncovered illegal weapon used by illegal group in Ermera

*PNTL guarantee tranquility in the capital of Dili

*President Horta bestows medals to 170 officers of New Zealand Military Force

*New Zealand Govt to finance construction project of 5 May Senior High School

*President Horta gives pardon to prisoners who engage in crime in 2006 crisis

*Leader for illegal group in Ermera is from Indonesia *18 Indonesian detained in border

*PDHJ sets up claim boxes in each sub-district of first regional administration of Baucau

*New Zealand Governor General visit Timor-Leste

*Monsignor Ricardo: “It is important to combat prostitution”

*Police will make self improvement to gain people’s trust: Monteiro

*President Horta: “It is important for Govt to hold negotiation with opposition” *President Horta hands over accolade to Lu-Olo

*Lasama: “I believe that Timorese wants to make self improvement”

National News:

*Timorese police has uncovered illegal weapon used by illegal group in Ermera

*Televizaun Timor-Leste, May 21, 2010 language source: Tetun

The Timorese Police Commander, Commissioner Police Longuinhos Monteiro has confirmed that the illegal weapon type used by the illegal group in Ermera District.

Monteiro said that the weapon type used by the illegal group is caliber 762 and was believed that there were still another types of weapons, adding that the police had also identified those people who involved in the illegal group.

Monteiro said that leader of the illegal group was an ex Indonesian 745 Military officer.

“Situation in Ermera is under control. The police has hold an observation toward an illegal group from Indonesia. Leader of the group is an ex Indonesian military officer of 745 and members of this group were Timorese people from various groups such as Kolimau 2000 and still other. They kidnapped one police officer and tried to kill him Sunday 16, but he has been saved by the police. There are many weapon but the one they used is 762 weapon type. They are many but police will make efforts to carry out its work maximally intervene or prevent those undesirable ting organized to create instability in the country,” Monteiro said.

Monteiro added that the police would make efforts to hunt down and detain those people who were engaging in the illegal group which its presence was supported by local residents of Ermera.

*PNTL guarantee tranquility in the capital of Dili

*Televizaun Timor-Leste, May 21, 2010 language source: Tetun

The Timorese Police Commander, Commissioner Police Longuinhos Monteiro, has said that the National Police would make efforts to guarantee stability and tranquility in the capital of Dili.

Monteiro made the comment yesterday, after participating in the 8th anniversary of the Timorese Restoration Day, regarding the existence of illegal group in Ermera district.

He said that the police was now making efforts to keep maintain security in the capital of Dili, particularly at the area where conflict mostly appear.

He added that the police would never tolerate those people who had bad intention to create instability in the country, adding that eight young people been detained due to their engagement in crime.

“We all know that situation in the capital of Dili is under control. This is because the police carry out its role to ensure security, particularly in the historical Restoration day. It is important for those who involve in FESTIL organization to better maintain good character and should not mix or bring private problem into organization,” Monteiro said.

He added, “There are many alternatives that been created such as martial art law. It is responsible of the State Secretary for Youth and Sport to implement those alternatives and the role of the PNTL is to prevent those who want to create instability in the country.”

*President Horta bestows medals to 170 officers of New Zealand Military Force

*Televizaun Timor-Leste, May 21, 2010 language source: Tetun

President Jose Ramos Horta yesterday bestowed medals to 170 officers of the New Zealand Military Force as they had provided their contribution to the country independence in 1999.

The ceremony of handing over medals was held at the Presidential Palace of Nicolau Lobato in Aitarak Laran, Dili and participated by the New Zealand Governor Anand Setanand, the Representative of the United Nations Secretary General, Ameera Haq, Timorese Defense Force Commander Major General Taur Matan Ruak, and other state leaders of Timor-Leste.

President Horta said that the medals bestowed was an accolade for the New Zealand military force who joint with INTERFET to guarantee security in Timor-Leste since 1999.

“Today we hand bestow medals to the International Stabilization Force (ISF) from New Zealand and it is an accolade for their contribution to Timor-Leste to keep security in the country,” President Horta said.

Meanwhile, New Zealand Governor Anand Setianand has said that his force would continue keep security in the country but it would depend on the security sitiation in Timor-Leste and the agreement signed with the United Nations.

*New Zealand Govt to finance construction project of 5 May Senior High School

*Televizaun Timor-Leste, May 21, 2010 language source: Tetun

The New Zealand Governor Anand Setianand yesterday held visit to 5 May Senior High School in Becora, Dili in order to see directly condition of the school before they allocate money to finance rehabilitation project of the referred school.

The New Zealan Government has provided its support to the Timorese Government since 2000 through Care International in the country up to this time.

Their financial support was focused on supporting program of publication for basic material curriculum for children in the public schools in all territory.

*President Horta gives pardon to prisoners who engage in crime in 2006 crisis

*Timor Post, May 21, 2010 language source: Tetun

President Jose Ramos Horta has granted pardon to prisoners who were engaged in crime during the 2006 crisis.

President Horta said that the objective of giving pardon to the prisoners was a part of disappearing vengeances feelings of people.

“Today I give pardon to those prisoners who engaged in crime in the 2006 crisis. This is an invitation for peace and all people should live as brother, respect another people and stay away from feelings of vengeance,” President Horta said.

President Horta said that what he did was a part of his promises when he swears in mouth to become President on 20 May 2007.

He also called on all people to be united in order to contribute to the countries development process, adding that the Government should involve opposition parties in any dialog in order to seek for solution to the problems faced by the country, particularly in the aspects of security, Defense, Justice and National development process on the country.

*Leader for illegal group in Ermera is from Indonesia

*Timor Post, May 21, 2010 language source: Tetun

The Timorese police Commander, Commissioner Police Longuinhos Monteiro, has confirmed that leader for illegal group in Ermera district was from Indonesia.

He said that the group leader was an officer 745 battalion of TNI but was retired, adding that members of the group were from local residents and members of Kolimau 2000 in Bobonaro and Kovalima.

Monteiro said that the National Police would hold operation shortly to hunt down follower of illegal group who intimidated local residents in Ermera.

“Our responsibility is to ensure security in order to create tranquility and peace in the country, therefore we will hold operation soon,” Monteiro said.

He added that the National Police would need help from the National Army in the operation if it necessary.

*18 Indonesian detained in border

*Timor Post, May 21, 2010 language source: Tetun

Ermera District Police has detained 18 Indonesia nationals compost of 12 women and 6 men as they infiltrate to the country illegally.

A detainee, Judita Pereira, has said that they infiltrate illegally to the country by using small boat and aimed to visit their families and to pluck coffee in Ermera.

“We come here by using small boat and we all come together. We are here to visit our families and to pluck coffee but we are detained by the police due to we have no legal documents,” Pereira said.

She added that she wanted to come back to Timor-Leste because Timor-Leste is her birth place or her origin.

*PDHJ sets up claim boxes in each sub-district of first regional administration of Baucau

*Timor Post, May 21, 2010 language source: Tetun

The Timorese Human Right and Justice Ombudsmen (PDHJ) in First Regional Administration of Baucau has set up claim boxes in Tutuala, Luro, Lautem, Illiomar and Lospalos Sub-districts.

The objective of setting up boxes was to facilitate local residents to make claim about work carried out by local or community leaders, particularly those who breached the existing law.

Ombudsmen Coordinator for Baucau District, Sedelizio da Costa Monteiro, has said that sometimes the local leaders had not undertake their work based on the rules and therefore they set up claim box in sub-districts to facilitate local resident to make claim about the work of local leaders.

“Starting from yesterday Tuesday 11th we came to Lautem district from Baucau in order to set up claim boxes in Tutuala, Lautem, Luro, Illiomar and Lospalos sub-districts in order to facilitate local residents to make claim PDHJ about work carry out by community leaders or Government officials in order to process the cases,” Monteiro said.

Monteiro added that they had also socialized roles of PDHJ in Baucau District to the local resident’s five sub-districts of Lautem District.

*New Zealand Governor General visit Timor-Leste

*Timor Post, May 21, 2010 language source: Tetun

The New Zealand Governor General, Anand Satyanand, has held visit to Timor-Leste on Wednesday 19.

“This is the first time of state visit. As the New Zealand system, the Governor General represents United Kingdom, because United Kingdom is the Chief of State. Therefore I am here to represent and as the chief of state,” Setyanand said.

He added that his Government would pull back his army which was keeping security in Timor-Leste as the situation in the country been gradually normal.

*Monsignor Ricardo: “It is important to combat prostitution”

*Timor Post, May 21, 2010 language source: Tetun

Bishop for Dili Diocese, Monsignor Alberto Ricardo has called on all the people to combat prostitution in the country as this immoral attitude could damage people’s dignity

“Prostitution is a thing that should be combated as it will affect on the family life,” Monsignor said.

Monsignor said also called on all the young people of Timor-Leste no to engage in this immoral attitude and have to fight against it.

“If the prostitution continue appearing than it will impact on the mentality of the young people to study, indiscipline and incapable to manage him/herself to have commitment to make self improvement and developing this country,” Monsignor said.

*Police will make self improvement to gain people’s trust: Monteiro

*Timor Post, May 21, 2010 language source: Tetun

The Timorese Police Commander, Commissioner Police Longuinhos Monteiro, has said that the National Police Commando was making efforts to improve mechanism of work of the PNTL in the field to gain trust of the public.

Commissioner Monteiro made the comment Tuesday regarding people had always concerned with the work carried out by the police, particularly their lateness in responding incident.

“We are trying to improve mechanism of work onward and we try it with a possible manner and as you can see that we are lack of facilities. We have proposed it but it has not responded yet,” Monteiro said.

He added that police response to incident would depend on facilities used to support work carried out by the police like cars, communication tools and so fort.

*President Horta: “It is important for Govt to hold negotiation with opposition”

*Diario Nacional, May 21, 2010 language source: Tetun

President Jose Ramos Horta has said that it was important for the Parliamentary Majority Alliance (AMP) Government to hold negotiation with the opposition parties in order to seek for better solution to the problems faced by the country so far.

“We all should give contribution and should have one idea about some vital cases for our future. Therefore I am calling for the Government to have regular dialog and should involve oppositions in the dialog in order to get some good inputs and to find solution to challenges faced in the aspects of Defense, Security, Justice and national development process,” President Horta said.

President Horta made the call yesterday in his speech marking in the ceremony of the Timorese Restoration Day held in the Presidential Palace of Nicolau Lobato in Aitarak Laran, Dili.

He also thanked the international communities who have provided their contribution to the development process of the country.

*President Horta hands over accolade to Lu-Olo

*Diario Nacional, May 21, 2010 language source: Tetun

Fretilin Secretary General, Mari Alkatiri invited President Jose Ramos Horta to hand over certificate to Fretilin President Francisco “LU-Olo” Guterres as an accolade of Fretilin to Fretilin’s President.

Fretilin also hand over certificates to 41 ex guerilla fighters in the commemoration of ASDT transformation to Fretilin for 36 years.

“I am here as president of Republic express my respectful to all Fretilin’s Board Members of Committee, particularly to those who sacrifice their self for the country’s liberation since 1975-1977,” President Horta said.

He added, “When we come back in 1999 all things almost destroyed. It was started by Nicolau Lobato and I am here to express my respect to them who tough us their inspiration.”

*Lasama: “I believe that Timorese wants to make self improvement”

*Diario Nacional, May 21, 2010 language source: Tetun

The Timorese Parliamentary Speaker Fernando “Lasama” de Araujo has said that he did believe in the Timorese people would make self improvement although there were many limitations weaknesses.

Lasama made the comment yesterday at the President Palace of Nicolau Lobato of Aitarak Laran, Dili when he participated in the anniversary of the Timorese Restoration day for 8th.

“We should not think that all things can be implemented in eight years such as development process for state and people, but we all can see that many things are in progress,” Lasama said.

He added that there were many things needed to be improved in the country; all things would go on well if all people give their support to develop the country.

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