Here is an inside look into United Nations thinking on the matter of Timorese leadership opinion on the matter of justice, and the relationship between justice and border disputes. As well as a few other issues.
Many many millions of bucks going into this infrastructure. But they are not putting cement foundations in, just digging a hole, sticking the pile in, and hoping for the best. They will fall down with the the ground is soft after a good rain. Good work.
Wonder has to wonder which PNTL were lounging around in Parliament today causing such a problem with their FNCs, Steyrs and HK33s? Artur Avelar Borges, Angelo Quelo, Abilio Mesquita, Artur Avelar Borges, Almerindo da Costa, Pedro da Costa, Valente Araújo - they were all allegedly at General Ruaks house in the attack in 2006. Or maybe just Antonio da Cruz - the man that gave the guns to Rai Los for Senhor Lobato, now sunning himself in Sanur.
Ever wondered who you can complain to about bad Timor Telcom service? The regulator Autoridade Reguladora das Comunicações Timor-Leste - ARCOM! Too bad no one seems to know about them. Feel like voicing your opinions about Timor Telcom. Contact ARCOM via this website. Or just email them on Complains@arcom.tl Then again you can always just call them.....
"Regarding the water park mentioned in the Sutera video (which I can't download or watch, given abysmal Timor Telecom internet speeds), you might be interested that it will be built with $7 million of Timor-Leste's money. The MTCI capital budget for 2010 has $4m for this project, with more to come.
Given the rate at which sewage and waste is being dumped into the sea near Tasi-Tolu, which will get worse once Sutera starts building, perhaps the water park will be only place safe to swim!"
This above quote is from pg 247 of Book of the Proposed National Budget for the MTCI (Ministry of Tourism Commerce and Industry) for 2010.
Full pages 246 and 247 as below.
This is an interesting use of funds seeing as the total personal income tax revenue projection for the entire country in 2010 is $500,000 less than this allotment for a water park for rich people in Dili to play in.
For the video click here. The Montara Oil Rig owned by PTTE has been spilling oil for 10 weeks, now on its third or fourth attempt to plug the leak 2.5 km under the sea bed it has exploded into fire - yesterday. Some one should really be fired. For details on background check out Rai Ketak's blog page.
Indonesia brought home a suspected militia leader accused in a massacre of dozens of women, children and priests in a church in East Timor a decade ago, the Foreign Ministry said.
Maternus Bere arrived in Indonesia on Friday and was taken to a hospital with undisclosed health problems, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Teuku Faizasyah. He faces no charges in Indonesia and will be a free man after treatment.
An Indonesian national, Bere was indicted by UN prosecutors in 2003 on charges of crimes against humanity, including murder, persecution, forced disappearances, torture, extermination and abduction.
More than 1,000 people were killed by pro-Indonesian militias when East Timor voted to break from Indonesia in 1999, but more than 300 suspects remain at large, most of them in Indonesia. Leaders from both countries oppose criminal trials so rights activists have called for the establishment of a UN tribunal.
Bere was recognized during a visit to Suai, the town where the massacre took place in September 1999, and was arrested by Timorese police in early August.
He was handed over to the Indonesian Embassy at Jakarta's insistence after negotiations between the two governments on Aug. 30, the 10th anniversary of the tiny country's vote to become an independent state.
East Timor's Supreme Court is investigating whether Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao violated the constitution by ordering Bere's release.
Judges say political leaders illegally bypassed the courts with the release, highlighting the continuing challenge to establish an independent and viable judiciary after the tiny state broke from hundreds of years of colonialism in 2002.