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23 July 2008

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PNTL dialogue on 2006 crisis- TVTL
The State Secretary of Security Francisco Guterres said yesterday that the command of PNTL will hold a dialogue with PNTL members next week who were involved in the 2006 crisis including those who sided with Alfredo Reinaldo.

Court authorizes Railos to get medical treatment – Suara Timor Lorosa’e The Court has authorised the suspension of the prison sentence for Railos for a period of two months in which he is to receive medical attention. This authorisation was based on recommendations made by Railos’ lawyer.

Fretilin accuses Lasama of making dictatorship – Suara Timor Lorosa’eFretilin MP Aniceto Guterres has accused the National Parliament of impartiality in leading the plenary session as it advantages only the AMP Government. Fretilin said that according to the parliament’s discussion laws, it takes three days before approval can be granted. However, the NP is currently only taking two days and is forcing the session to vote.

PM ready to respond to corruption allegations in court – Suara Timor Lorosa’e
Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão has asked all those who have accused him and the Government of corruption to provide evidence of such corruption to the courts. The PM said that since the last election, there have been many examples of corruption accusations levelled at the Government by Fretilin through the Provedor of the Human Rights and Justice (PDHJ).

Timor-Leste to not import rice: in more three years – Diario Nacional Prime
Minister Xanana Gusmão has guaranteed that there will be no need to import rice in three more years as local food production will greatly increase. PM said that currently, the people had to rely on imported products, but that this would end by 2009.

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