Ban Ki-moon calls on Portugal to increase number of women police officers in Timor-Leste

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Sérgio Carrera

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UNMIT Daily Media Review: Afternoon Edition, 23 November 2010

“I am calling on Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva to send more women police to Timor-Leste,” said Ban Ki-moon.

Ban Ki-moon made the call following Portugal’s election to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2010-2012. National News
· Ban Ki-moon calls on Portugal to increase number of women police officers in Timor-Leste
· HAK Director: Think carefully before allowing civil security officials to carry weapons
· Council of Ministers bans government officials from holding foreign visits
· PNTL officers who participated in 2008 joint operation to receive medals
· PNTL Commander Afonso de Jesus: Human trafficking is exists in the country
· MP Pereira: KAK should be ready to face risks
· Government authorizes EGS joint venture to start feasibility study on the Timor Sea
· Parliament calls on Gusmão to reduce number of advisors in the Finance Ministry
· Fretilin thanks Bishop Nascimento for his concerns over general state budget
· DSMPPTL urges investigation into leaders

International News
· Lusa News Agency (Portugal): Departure of the United Nations [mission] after 2012 will be planned by a Steering Committee

National News

Ban Ki-moon calls on Portugal to increase number of women police officers in Timor-Leste
Diário Nacional

Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon called on Portugal to increase the number of its women police officers in Timor-Leste.

“I am calling on Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva to send more women police to Timor-Leste,” said Ban Ki-moon.

Ban Ki-moon made the call following Portugal’s election to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2010-2012.

HAK Director: Think carefully before allowing civil security officials to carry weapons
Suara Timor Lorosae

Director for the Timorese Human Rights Association (HAK) Rui Viana said that it is important to create a proper balance and think carefully before allowing civil security officers to carry weapons.

“It is important for the government and the State to think and properly analyze the proposal presented by the United Nation Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT),” said Viana.

Viana said that he disagrees with UNMIT’s expert, Andre Thorsen who proposed that the Timorese Government allow civil security officers to carry weapons.

Council of Ministers bans government officials from holding foreign visits
Suara Timor Lorosae

Secretary of State for the Council of Ministers, Hermenegildo Pereira said the Government had decided to ban its officials from holding foreign visits. The decision was made in the Council of Ministers’ meeting.

“Looking at the necessity of improving the plan and work carried out by the Government officials, the Council of Ministers decided to ban government officials from holding foreign visits in the future,” said Pereira.

Pereira added that the Council of Ministers has also analyzed the transitional work by the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT), as requested by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to Timor-Leste, Ameerah Haq.

Pereira also said the objective of analyzing the request was to identify UNMIT’s plan to end its mission in the country and to see the 2012’s general elections.

Pereira added that the Council of the Ministers had decided to set up a committee, so that the committee could make a plan to develop the transition.

PNTL officers who participated in 2008 joint operation to receive medals
Diário Nacional

Deputy Timorese Police Commander, Commissioner Afonso de Jesus confirmed that the Timorese National Police (PNTL) officers who took part in the joint operations in 2008 will receive medals from the government.

“I think this is an important issue which needs to be discussed with the PNTL’s General command, but I have information that the ceremony to bestow the medals will be realized shortly,” said Commissioner Police de Jesus.

De Jesus also called on all the people to cooperate with the PNTL and inform them about foreigners who enter the country illegally as it is part of combating human trafficking in the country.

PNTL Commander Afonso de Jesus: Human trafficking exists in the country
Suara Timor Lorosae

Deputy Timorese National Police (PNTL) Commander, Commissioner Afonso de Jesus said human trafficking had been found to exist in Timor-Leste; therefore he called on all people to cooperate with the PNTL to fight it.

“I think it is important for the people to contribute to collaborating with the PNTL on how to discover human trafficking which exists in the country,” said Commissioner de Jesus.

The International Organization Migration (IOM) through the Inter-Agency Trafficking working Group (ITWG) conducted a survey from 2003 to 2007 which found that human trafficking exists in the country, and has involved people from Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, China and the Philippines.

MP Pereira: KAK should ready to face risks
Suara Timor Lorosae

MP Cipriana Pereira called on the Anti-Corruption Commission (KAK) officers to be ready to face risks in combating corruption in the country.

MP Pereira made the statements following KAK Commissioner, Aderito de Jesus Soares’ recent comment that KAK had started analyzing and investigating corruption cases.

Pereira said that criminal cases such as corruption are complex.

“Fighting against corruption is a major challenge and therefore they should be ready to face risks. It sometimes requires sacrifice,” said MP Pereira.

Government authorizes EGS Joint Venture to start feasibility study on the Timor Sea
Suara Timor Lorosae

The Council of Ministers has decided and authorized the international company Toke EGS Joint Venture to start holding a feasibility study on the Timor Sea before setting up an LNG plant in Beasu, Viqueque District.

Secretary of State for the Council of Ministers, Hermenegildo Pereira said the company which won the tender was Toke EGS Joint Venture and therefore the government had decided and allowed them to start feasibility study.

“The Government made a decision in the meeting of the Council of Ministers held on November 10 to hold a maritime investigation for LNG plant of Timor-Leste in Beasu to set up a logistics base that will help facilitate oil exploration in the southern coast and therefore the Council of Ministers is allowing the Toke EGS joint venture to do the study,” said Pereira.

MP Adriano do Nascimento from the Democratic Party (PD) said it is important to the government to seek a company which has good experience and capability to hold a feasibility study to support implementation of the government’s plan.

Parliament calls on Gusmão to reduce number of advisors in the Finance Ministry
Diário Nacional

MP Adriano do Nascimento from the Democratic Party (PD) called on Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão to reduce the number of advisor in the Ministry of Finance, because it has 75 advisors, which is more than other government ministries.

MP Nascimento made the statement regarding PM Gusmão’s recent comments saying Timor-Leste should not become a state full of advisors.

“If Prime Minister Gusmão makes such a statement then I am calling on him to immediately reduce the number of advisors within the Ministry of Finance to reduce the money expenditure,” said MP Nascimento.

MP Aniceto Guterres said there were many international advisors in the country, because to they are friends of the ministers and were called by the ministers to come work in the country.

“We should to have the self-confidence that Timor-Leste becomes an independent country because we have the capability. We have to make efforts to be independent in implementing the programs,” said MP Guterres.

Fretilin thanks Bishop Nascimento for his concern over general state budget
Diário Nacional

MP Aniceto Guterres from the Fretilin Party thanked Bishop for Baucau Diocese, Monsignor Basilio do Nascimento for his concerns over the huge amount of the general state budget.

MP Guterres agreed with Monsignor Nascimento’s recent statements that the government had allocated a lot of money in 2010, but no positive results were gained, as people in the rural areas have not yet benefited.

“We have said that the Parliamentary Majority Alliance (AMP) is incapable; therefore I think Bishop Nascimento’s concern is good as it in part conveys what is thought by the people. Fretilin has said so many times, but people reject it,” said MP Guterres.

MP Manuel Tilman from the Association of Timorese Heroes party (KOTA) agreed with Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão to propose US$ 985 million for the 2011 general state budget as it is aimed at professionalizing the Timorese people through human development.

MP Adriano do Nascimento from the Democratic Party (PD) also agreed with the Government’s plan to prioritize education in the country.

DSMPPTL urges investigation into leaders
Timornewsline

The Timorese Students Council (DSMPPTL) urged the Anti-Corruption Commission (KAK) to investigate the country’s leaders who are suspected of involvement in corruption.

Many people are concerned about government involvement in corruption and the DSMPTL also criticizes government officials who are still driving official cars to go on picnics when they are on leave.

A DSMPTL Representative called on KAK to stand firm in fighting corruption in the country.

“We the DSMPPTL do not accept acts of corruption, because it is a violation against humanity which is like terrorism, and could have a negative impact on the development of the country,” he said.

Casiano called for all leaders to show political maturity and be an example to the young Timorese in the country’s development

International News

Departure of the United Nations [mission] after 2012 will be planned by a Steering Committee
Lusa News Agency (Portugal), November 22, 2010
 
Dili, 22 Nov (Lusa) – A Steering Committee comprised of Timorese Government and UN representatives will established the exit plan of the United Nations [mission] from Timor-Leste, which is scheduled for after the 2012 elections, today announced an official source.

The decision to establish a Steering Committee for the transition was made following a meeting between the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General, Ameerah Haq, along with other officials of the UN Mission (UNMIT) and the Timorese government.

According to information from the Government of Timor-Leste, “The Council of Ministers decided that focal points will be established (either by UNMIT or the Government) for the formation of a Steering Committee that will plan and develop the transition.”
The meeting of the Government with Ameerah Haq was intended to “present the organization’s plans regarding the departure of the United Nations mission from Timor-Leste, scheduled for 2011 and 2012, taking into account the 2012 elections” .

“The transition of responsibilities still assumed by UNMIT to national authorities requires planning, organization and coordination between both parties – the UN and the Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste – in order that this withdrawal happens in a structured way and mitigates effects that may result from this exit, which will take place over the next two years,” justifies a statement from the Council of Ministers.

Currently, the United Nations Mission in Timor-Leste has 1,480 police and 33 military liaison officers, 352 civilian staff employees, 898 local civilian staff and 173 volunteers.

UNMIT was established in August 2006 by a United Nations Security Council resolution, following a political, humanitarian and security crisis that erupted in Timor-Leste in April and May of that year.

The mission was mandated to assist the Government in “consolidating stability, enhancing a culture of democratic governance”, and facilitating political dialogue between the parties with a view to national reconciliation and foster social cohesion.

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