Reference: 239 MoF/DA/09/08 Letter dated 23 September 2008
To: The Director of the East Timor Treasury, Manuel Monteiro.
From: The Director of the East Timor Department of Finance Procurement Services, Francisco da Costa Soares.
Subject: Request for the issuance of a letter of credit in the sum of $3,420,000 in favour of Pualaka Petroleo Fuel for the supply of deisel fuel to the East Timor Electricity authority and 2 months floating barge rental.
A document purporting to be a copy of this letter may be viewed at https://secure.wikileaks.org/leak/timor-pualaka.pdf
It is believed that the corporate entity known as Pualaka Petroleo Fuel is associated with the husband of the East Timor Minster of Justice.
It is believed that a public tender process was not implemented for this procurement.