18 August 2017

Commemoration of the 42nd Anniversary of FALINTIL

Minister of State and of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and

Official Spokesperson for the Government of Timor-Leste

Dili, August 18th, 2017

Commemoration of the 42nd Anniversary of FALINTIL

The 20th of August 2017 will mark the 42nd Anniversary of the formation of FALINTIL, the Armed Forces for the National Liberation of Timor-Leste.

The Government expresses its deep respect and gratitude to FALINTIL and honors all National Liberation Combatants, whose courage and sacrifice during our 24 years of struggle lead to a free and independent Timor-Leste.

A series of events have been organized in the lead up to FALINTIL Day. Between the 7th and the 18th of August a sporting competition, the FALINTIL Cup, was conducted at the Futsal Field at Fatuhada with games played between Government Ministries. On the Saturday the 19th of August a special Mass in Honor of the National Heroes will be held in the Church of Santo Antonio [Motael], followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the Cemetery of the Heroes in Metinaro.

On Sunday the 20th of August the central event to honor the anniversary of FALINTIL takes place at the F-FDTL Headquarters in Fatuhada. Visiting guests will include high ranking military representatives from Portugal and Australia, and military personnel, veterans and diplomats from around the world.

The official program involves a Flag Raising Ceremony, military parades, and the conferring of promotions and awards.  Speeches will be delivered by the President of the Republic and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, H.E. Francisco Guterres Lú Olo, and by the General Chief of Staff of the Defense Force, Major-General Lere Anan Timur.

This ceremony will finish with a presentation to students who have participated in a march from Ainaro to Dili in honor of the 42nd Anniversary, followed by a musical performance and military demonstration.

Spokesperson for the Sixth Constitutional Government, Minister of State Agio Pereira noted “in these next days we remember FALINTIL and all those who served within her ranks. Today the sun rises and sets over a peaceful and free Timor-Leste because of their sacrifice and courage. We honor them. It is in the spirit of FALINTIL that we know what it is to love and serve and inspired by their dignity and determination, we press on, working together to build our Nation.”ENDS

17 August 2017

The Concealed War The Forgotten History of East Timor, Taylor

Highly recommended by ETLJB. I only have the Indonesian version.

If you see the English version and want to gain insight into the genocide perpetrated by the Indonesian State 1975-1999 in now independent East Timor, read it.

During this horrifying chapter in East Timor's history, up to 160,000 citizens died; proportionately one of the most violent and vilest genocides of the 20th century.

No one has ever been punished for the atrocious crimes against humanity, widespread human rights abuses and extra-judicial killings, torture, rape, massacres of the innocents, a long and bitter war between the East Timorese resistance to foreign domination fought for 24 years without a glance by the world except the Lusophone states; UN Resolutions treated with contempt, military support to the Indonesians militarily; mainly by the United States and Australia, at least.

But the resistance also had allies in Australia with freedom radio broadcasts from the Northern Territory into East Timorese/Indonesian air space and providing a valuable link to the outside world. And support grew from dissidents within Australia.

Even the catastrophe of the Santa Cruz cemetery massacre in 1991 did not move the world's heart and conscience. Indonesian Soeharto's Orde Baru ran amok in East Timor in classical Javanese style; but the elite did it through their military and sought to put a permanent cloak of secrecy upon the territory.

Upon their final defeat and Habibi's decision to allow a vote on separation from Indonesia, the East Timorese state rose to its rightful place in the community of nations, formally, in 2002.

 The legacy of the Indonesian invasion on 7 December 1975 and the following subjugation of the population and the infliction of savage genocidal policies, military rule, all left a traumatised and grieving community; probably not one member of whom was not tragically impacted by the occupation and genocide.

As Australians, we owe an historical debt of honour to the East Timorese. Quick to recognise who was on a just quest and the Japanese imperialism and slaughters, the East Timorese risked their own lives and their families to help our military evade the Japanese in World War II.

But still today, our government refuses the settle the maritime boundary with East Timor in the Timor Sea in a fair, equitable and just way; by complying with Australia's international obligations and participate in an equidistant treaty without further delay. Our country thereby robs the poor of their sovereign resources.

The oil and gas reserves in the Timor Sea that lawfully belong to the East Timorese people are being profited from, are being misappropriated by the Australian government and the energy cartels. And we all benefit from that moral stench.

Raise your voice against this injustice and demand your political representatives to agitate this issue. Obrigadu. WLW

14 August 2017

East Timor Government expresses condolences after tragic accident kills Director General at the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and 2 Foreigners

Minister of State and of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and Official Spokesperson for the Government of Timor-Leste Dili, August 14th, 2017

Government expresses condolences after tragic accident

It was with deep regret the Government received news of the passing of Aquilino Santos Caeiro, Daniel J. Groshong and Ruth Klaasje after a tragic road accident on Saturday.

On behalf of the Government, Prime Minister H.E. Dr. Rui Maria de Araújo offered his deep condolences to their families, friends and colleagues at this time of great loss.

Each of these people were devoted in their service to Timor-Leste and made important contributions to the Nation.

Aquilino Santos Caeiro, a son of Timor-Leste, was Director General at the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Daniel J. Groshong, a native of Oregon, USA, was a veteran journalist, professional photographer and founder of the Hummingfish Foundation. Ruth Klaasje, a native of the Netherlands, was a writer, learning specialist and language trainer.

Spokesperson, Minister of State Agio Pereira, noted “these wonderfully compassionate people each served Timor-Leste with such energy and kindness. At this time of loss we declare our solidarity with their families, friends and colleagues and pay tribute to the legacy of their service, a legacy that will endure for generations.”ENDS

05 August 2017

East Timor PM says state is 'ready' to become ASEAN member: Mainichi interview

East Timor -- The prime minister of East Timor, Rui Maria de Araujo, said the country is "ready to become a member," with regard to the state's aim to join the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), in a recent interview with the Mainichi Shimbun.

Furthermore, as the prime minister reflected on the state's recent history including provisional rule under the United Nations and independence from Indonesia in 2002, he commented, "(With regard to) human rights, peace, democracy and so on... these are the things we can bring (to) the table to share our experience with other countries" -- emphasizing that despite its small size, East Timor is able to contribute to ASEAN.

However, as ASEAN marks its 50th anniversary this year, it is uncertain whether all 10 member nations will recognize East Timor's accession to the association. Full story here: https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20170803/p2a/00m/0na/010000c

04 August 2017

JSMP Sumáriu kazu Tribunál Distritál Dili Edisaun Maiu 2017


Sumáriu kazu Tribunál Distritál Dili Edisaun Maiu  2017

Totál kazu ne’ebé sei kontinua prosesu tuir JSMP nia monitorizasaun: 6

Deskripsaun sumáriu ba desizaun kazu sira ne’ebé JSMP monitoriza:

1.     Krime ofensa ba integridade fízika simples ho natureza violénsia doméstika

Nú. Prosesu                             : 0266/16.PDDIL  
Kompozisaun Tribunál            : Singulár
Juis                                          : Dra. Jumiaty Maria Freitas
Prokuradór                              : Dr. Nelson de Carvalho
Defeza                                     : Dr. Cancio Xavier
Tipu  pena                               : Pena prizaun fulan 8 suspende ba tinan 2 fulan 6

Iha 02 Maiu 2017, Tribunál Distritál Dili prezide julgamentu leitura sentensa ba krime ofensa ba integridade fízika simples  ne’ebé envolve arguidu  RMM hasoru nia feen, iha Distritu  Dili.

Akuzasaun hosi Prokuradór
Prokuradór akuza katak, iha 22 Agostu 2016, iha tuku 23:30 kalan, arguidu ko’a hela keramik atu nahe iha kurtu laran.  Derepente arguidu nia telefone lian no lezada mak foti telefone no feto ida mak telefone no husu kona-ba arguidu. Maibé lezada hatan katak hau la hatene no taka kedas telefone. Depois feto ne’e kontinua telefone fali no arguidu ninia-primu ida mak simu. Liutiha ida-ne’e, arguidu dehan ba lezada katak “se hau hakarak hola tan feto mós o labele mete hau-nia vida” no arguidu mós tuku kedas dala 1 iha lezada nia kabas, lori sepatu baku dala 1 iha lezada ninia kabas sorin loos, no tuku tan dala 1 iha lezada nia liman parte loos.

Prokuradór akuza arguidu kontra artigu 145 Kódigu Penál kona-ba krime ofensa ba integridade fízika simples ho nia moldura penal too tinan 3 ka multa no konjuga ho artigu 2, 3 letra (a) no artigu 35 letra (b) LKVD.

Prodúsaun ba prova
Iha julgamentu arguidu konfesa faktus hotu iha akuzasaun, deklara katak arrepende ona ninia hahalok no promete sei la kometa tan krime hanesan hasoru lezada iha futuru. Lezada mós mantein no konfirma faktus hotu iha akuzasaun, no deklara katak durante moris hamutuk arguidu sempre baku lezada. Lezada husu bebeik ona atu separa ho arguidu, maibé arguidu mak lakohi.

Alegasaun finál
Prokuradór konsidera arguidu komete duni krime tuir faktus iha akuzasaun, tanba ne’e husu ba Tribunál atu kondena arguidu tuir krime ne’ebé arguidu komete.

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