Monday, 31 May 2010

Xanana Resist Against Indonesia Used Strategic Guerilla Warfare And To Develop The Country with PEDN .mpg

Starting from 19/04/2010 Xanana Gusmao walking through again his old foot print as he began to reorganized the struggle for the Independence from Lospalos in early 1980s trying to fullfill his promised to his people during the strugle that an Independent East Timor will give better live to the Timorese people. But today people are still suffering while many of the government official and a small elite have nice leaving conditions.

In the periode of struggle Xanana has disappeared for more or less two months and appeared with a book called “Strategy Guerrilla War Fare.” In his book amazingly Xanana Set an Avenue to free East Timor from Indonesia occupation by reorganized the resistance to continue the struggle for Independence after most of the leaders were killed, captured or surrender.
After 8 years of Timor Leste have a country but people are still leaving in poor conditions and sometimes starting losing faith to Independence, have lees confidence to their leaders and confuse with the development xanana have self-imposed isolation for three months at his residence in Balibar in the hills overlooking Dili, Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao has now emerged with Timor Leste’s Strategic Development Plan for 2011-2030. It has been given the title “From Conflict to Prosperity,” and consists of an Introduction and 6 (six) sections: Vision of the Timor-Lester economy in 2030; Framework for Action to 2020;Public Investment Plan to 2015;Public Financing; Macroeconomic Framework and Institutional Framework.
He has been traveling around 33 sub-districts in 7 districts’ always have long hours of talk to the people, listened and listed down every questions from every head of the villages. In his speech Xanana always start with the struggle for Independence to cement the spirit of the people, to help regain people trust in the Government, Parliament, Judiciary process and Political party’s leader as well as he called on the people to cease violence and pursue dialogue to develop the country and liberate the people from poverty.
Seems like Xanana is doing civic education program to the people before he started to bring to people attention of the so called National Strategic Development plan (SDP). But it almost certain in every meeting he always bring up the issue of Greater Sun rise as a matter to burden the SDP. He let the people express their anger, dissatisfaction, frustration and then he has explain the people preoccupation and even collectin some notes from the people.
From what we have observe so far PM Xanana has collected a lot of information from each of the villages from the 33 sub districts and the government need to address the people demands for roads, water and sanitations, schools, health centers for short period before move on to start with the SDP itself. Xanana promised to the people that he will fight to decentralize some amount of money for the villages to do some community project. He indicated to start with some US$50,000 for the small project directly involving the community leaders. “Before these community leaders are nothing,” he said in his speech. Timor Leste made up of 442 villages means if each village have access to these small project may cost some US$2,210,000. It may looks like the failed World Bank Community Empowerment Project which occurred in 2000.
Xanana point out a boot which he also signed and said, “Timor first issued a 5 year National Development Plan in 2002.It was widely seen at the time to be the first step in a long process to bring economic prosperity, services and employment to Timor- Leste. Quite an amount of public consultation went into 1st National Development Plan. At the time there was also a lack of suitable qualified Timorese to be the driving force behind the plan. Added to that, we had the crisis of 2006 which did nothing to instill a sense of confidence in either local or foreign business people. However, much has changed in the intervening years. Most, if not all government ministries and agencies have very suitably qualified Timorese women and men who have it well within their capacity to be in control for the monitoring and implementation of Timor-Leste’s Strategic Development Plan (2011-2030).
However some of his Ministers acting as opposition to the PM by not obey his orders. Some others behave like some freedom fighters commands just want to camp near “Bubur Meto’s Pumpkin,” to eat as much as they could while there is opportunity to do so. Many people know there are many allegations of Corruptions, Collusion and Nepotisms involved some of the members of Fourth Constitutional Government lead by PM Gusmao. But none has been brought before the court.
The new Timor-Leste’s Strategic Development Plan (2011-2030) is the brainchild of Prime Minister Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao is a welcome development. The Prime Minister has long recognized that Timor Leste have vast sums of money sitting in trust funds or other funds in the financial houses of New York, while at the same time people in Dili and all the districts are crying out for basic necessities of life. It is very difficult to justify this oil and gas money sitting in theses accounts while so much remains to be done here in the areas of subsistence agriculture, food security, road-air and seaport infrastructure, primary health care, environmental sustainability, the electrification of rural Timor-Leste. One point however is worth noting. Little is said of a hugely lucrative resource for the people of Timor-Leste: fisheries. This resource can not only add much in the area of food security and nutrition and can also be a very large employment generator, if the potential is tapped into locally.
In his executive summary Xanana stated that, “as a young, post conflict and low-income country Timor Leste needs to implement a unique, country-specific strategy to bring prosperity for the people.” He continues, “Timor Leste is a nation that has risen from foreign domination and violent destruction to a dynamic and democratic society, with a rapidly growing, if still fragile, economy.”
According to the ex guerilla commander the future success of the country will defined by four core principles:
1. Political. As a post-conflict, newly independent, and democratic country, Timor Leste has gained the capacity to think strategically and creatively. Now those very same characteristics that brought independence must be utilized and channeled in nation building and economic development.
2. Economic potential. Timor Leste has valuable natural resources, including one of the most vital commodities in the global market, oil and gas. If developed with prudence, the petroleum sector can help to build the foundations of a viable sustainable and vibrant economy.
3. National Integration. Timor Leste is a small country with a land size of 15,000 square kilometers and population of 1.2 million. Because of the small size and population, Timor-Leste is in a favored position to fast track economic development. Connectivity is the key. Rapid development with be promoted by integrating national markets through roads, power and telecommunications, and by connecting Timor-Leste with regional and global markets.
4. Dynamism. As a young population and a new country, Timor-Leste is ready to grasp new opportunities and to accept dynamic change. Our population will master the technologies of the 21st centuries-broadband, Internet advances in agriculture and energy-and will thereby speed economic growth and development.
However, SDP recognizes the many challenges that face Timor –Leste and its people are urban/rural imbalance, the skilled human resources in many areas, Fragile Institutions, Post-conflict mentality. In essence, Xanana wants by the end of 2030 or possibly earlier: to end the rural/urban divide with equality of development for all; Education and skill building for all Timorese citizens; Free compulsory education for every child through Grade 12;Timorese to acquire new technological skills based on broadband, high-yield agriculture and cutting-edge health care delivery;Extreme poverty to be eradicated through job opportunities, access to public services and economic development is all regions.

Xanana's Vision of the Timor-Leste Economy in 2030
Currently Timor-Leste is a low-income economy. It relies heavily of subsistence agriculture and while there is some income-generating cash-crop most people produce for own consumption only. The Strategic Development Plan envisages that there will be rapid change in the Timorese economy by 203o including high quality infrastructure of roads, power, ports and telecommunications. Timor-Leste will be self sufficient in food and will be in a position to be a net exporter of food commodities such as livestock, fruits and vegetables, and other cash crops.
The funds generated from the oil and gas reserves will have turned Timor-Leste into a significant industrial based economy. Light industry such as food processing, apparel, handicrafts and cultural items, printing, furniture making will compliment heavy industries. A significant number of people will be employed in the service (including public) industry including tourism, health, education, trade, entertainment and public administration.
By 2030, Dili will account for nearly one-fourth to one-fifth of the country’s population. Other large towns will also see significant improvements in their economies. The urban centers will be the hub of business activities, key services, such as health and education and transport hubs for trade and tourism. Timor-Leste will be a major tourism and business destination and be seen as a ‘centre of learning’ attracting many students from abroad.
Timor-Leste has magnificent biodiversity and natural environment. Protection of this is a priority under the Strategic Plan with special emphasis on taking measures to counteract the effects of climate change. Precaution against the negative impact of climate change includes fostering large-scale use of irrigation to protect agriculture from fluctuations in rainfall. Other measures to prevent loss of lives and property from floods will also be put in place. The tourism and petroleum sectors will be developed with great detail to the protection of the natural environment.
Timor-Leste will be an upper-middle income country by 2030, with the gap closed with closed with neighbors such as Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. These countries pursued highly successful development plans during the time when Timor-Leste faced occupation destruction and an ongoing struggle for independence. Yet, the chance to narrow this gap through the Strategic Plan by 2030 is clear. Timor-Leste has a young, vibrant and dynamic society; an ability to develop a state-of –the-art infrastructure; and a significant petroleum economy.
The framework of action envisages a mixed economy with complementary actions by the private and public sectors. The vision of 2030 sees a strong public investment program with added investment by the private sector in a diversified economy.
Human capital is inclusive of six pillars: health; nutrition; primary and secondary education; vocational training; higher education; and research and development. A open economy with investor attraction in the areas of petroleum, tourism fisheries, finance, telecommunications and other promising sectors. A public financed primary health care system for all including a nutritional program aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty.
"The construction of school room capacity and teacher training will ensure universal secondary school completion through Grade 12 by the year 2020.This will require the opening of teacher colleges and an intensive effort to expand multi-lingual education in schools in the coming decade. Universal attendance in schools will be mandatory up to grade 9 and schools meals will be provided as part of their learning program."
"Timor-Leste needs an aggressive program to develop job skills. There will be an intensive public education to make good on the skills shortages aimed at today’s young people, particularly in the 20-30 age bracket, who lost the chance for education in the conflict years. Skills training will focus on the vocational skills need ed to build a modern diverse economy, including agriculture, health care, construction ( carpentry, plumbing, electrician) teaching, local public administration, administration and business skills. A strong focus will be culturally related activities such as native music and art."
"Timor-Leste needs to develop its own advanced leadership in public administration, science and business. While many Timorese train abroad, Timor-Leste must develop its own quality and capacity in higher education, beginning with the National University of Timor-Leste."
"The framework includes strong international economic relations focusing particularly with Lusophone countries such as Portugal, Brazil and African countries. Strop cultural and political links throughout the developing and developed world. Sound prudential regulation and step-by-step development of the banking sector."
"Infrastructure investment in roads, power and telecommunications will be a cornerstone of the Strategic Development Plan. The road strategy will be three-pronged: national ( a highway system) district ( paved, all weather roads linking all of the 13 districts of Timor-Leste into a coherent road network, and community (all weather roads that reach local communities)."
“Timor-Leste will develop a modern power grid linking the entire country by 2020. The power grid will connect all districts and will draw on the country’s natural gas resources to power much of the national system. Local electrification may rely on off-grid technologies; solar and wind power, biogas, hydropower and other appropriate options."
"Telecommunications will include a mix of mobile telephony, wireless broadband and fiber optic cable. By 2020, all districts of Timor-Leste, including clinics, hospitals, and secondary schools should have low-cost broadband access. Timor Leste will open the telecommunications sector to strong market competition, which will drive down prices and improve quality and coverage.”
“Seaports and airports constitute another chapter of the Strategic Plan. New seaports will be necessary to upgrade the services in Dili and to develop the full potential of the petroleum sector. Timor -Leste will build a full modern seaport in the south of the country to support the growing petroleum sector. New ports and especially airports will be required to build the new tourism economy. Dili airport will require significant expansion and new airports will be built in the East (Baucau District) and south (Suai District) in order to foster the tourism sector and other growth areas.”
“Major challenges are faced in the area of safe water and sanitation. Rural areas need to be supported with local projects to protect water supplies and provide sanitation facilities. Urban areas also need projects to promote city-wide water and sanitation systems.”
According to Xanana there are at least three strategic sectors for economic growth in the coming two decades. Agriculture, petroleum and tourism. The agricultural sector has been the backbone of the Timorese economy employing up to 85% of the rural population. This is a remarkably promising sector. Timor-Leste is now ripe for a Timor Green Revolution. The government envisages working with local farmers increase the outputs through targeted subsidies and the deployment of seasonal financing, modern technologies and the benefit of cutting-edge research. Timor-Leste can become self-sufficient in rice within five years, and can become an exporter of agricultural products to the world during the coming decade.
Petroleum will have a profound transformative potential for the country. Timor-Leste will build significant upstream and downstream industry, focusing o exploration and development, a pipeline to the mainland, and the development and the development of a downstream industry, including LNG, petrochemicals, fertilizers, refineries, and other energy-intensive operations. Timor-Leste will look at other small petroleum economies, such as Trinidad and Tobago. Before the people Xanana called for unity to fight for the greater sunsire to come to Timor Leste. Xanana is very angry at the Australian Government and Woodside.
The government will promote the national interest through transparent institutions and government led initiatives, including the promotion of government enterprises to foster key investments.
Tourism will be a strategic sector of the economy. Rich in unique flora and fauna, Timor-Leste has enormous potential for eco-tourism. The country is uniquely placed to tap in a region with a booming travel and tourist sector. This will require major investments in infrastructure, important new policies such as those on land and environmental regulation, and various promotional activities including incentives under the national investment law.
Improving the business environment is a fundamental priority.
The Timor Leste’s Strategic Development rule out four interconnected pillars for the economic framework to 2020 such as: Public investment in human capital, infrastructure, and leading sectors. Private investment, in domestic SME, and in FDI in key sectors. Responsible macroeconomic management and economic policies a sound business environment.
The Government sees three types of land reform necessary; farm land now under customary practices; urban land in need of zoning and clear property rights; and government land that can be used for public and private investment such as tourism or petroleum development. There is a need to reform land laws in order to attract capital investment and job creation in Timor-Leste. How ever as happening with the International community funded program of “Hari’i ita rain” has some negative impact of separation of the Timorese family. As it’s happened in a village in Camea, Dili during this week. Those brothers and Sisters have argued among them selves to get right to their parents land.
The government will facilitate the development of domestic financial markets, including commercial bank lending for business activity. For example, one of the goals in the agriculture sector will be to encourage banks to provide seasonal credits for farm inputs, so that farmers have a reliable commercial system to obtain seeds, fertilizer, implements, irrigation systems, and other critical components for farm modernization. The Government will also work to spread microfinance of all kinds, including savings accounts for citizens and micro-lending for small businesses.
Before the thousands of participants in Lautem Sub District, Lospalos Xanana explained to the people that he sat the time frame for four face as 2011-2015, 2016-2020, 2021-2025 and 2026-2030. For the Public Investment Plan to 2015 he said in the executive summary to focus on:
Health and Nutrition: Build a primary health care system at local level by 2015, including one clinic per suco staffed by a doctor and a nurse; one community health worker per 100 households; properly provisioned district hospitals, including ambulances and emergency obstetrical capabilities; national nutritional monitoring and response; national public health data system, with real-time vital statistics; infectious disease control program for HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, Dengue, and “neglected tropical diseases” such as worm infections. There will also be large-scale skill training and upgrading programs.
Education and Research: Building a system for universal access and school completion to Grade 9 by 2015, and universal completion through Grade 12 no later than 2025. The SDP will support a massive training of teachers, including the implementation of a national-scale college based on UNTL. The SDP will provide for scholarships for tertiary education, in Timor-Leste and abroad on a strategically targeted basis in key sectors. The Government will open four national research programs at UNTL: agriculture, petroleum, public health, and ecology, and will invite international experts to serve of advisory boards for these centers.
Roads: the national and district road system will be completed no later than 2020, with a substantial proportion completed by 2015. The Government program will pave at least 3,000 km of highway and district roads by 2015, based on strong domestic participation. The complete national road system will be completed by 2020.
Power: the national power grid will be completed by 2015, linking all cities and district capitals. The power system will rely mainly on petroleum, initially heavy liquids and then transitioning to national gas when the gas pipeline reaches Timor-Leste. Alternative energy sources including solar, wind, geothermal and hydro will be incorporated into the national grid. The government will install a 1 GW by 2030.
Seaports and airports: The SDP will prepare for new bulk and LNG port facilities around the petroleum complex in the South, and expand and relocate the container port facilities in Dili. The national airport at Dili will be enlarged, and new international airports will be targeted, at least in the east and one in the south.
Agriculture: The SDP will ensure agriculture inputs for all smallholder subsistence farmers, including fertilizer, seed and agriculture extension. Over time, ythe subsidy program will be convertd into a credit system, in which private and public banks will offer agricultural finance credits to farmers who have demonstrated their credit worthiness.
Petroleum: The SDP will promote the continued growth of the petroleum sector thorough promoting further exploration and development of new blocks. The government will invest in an industrial zone and port facilities in the south, enabling the nation to become an exporter of LNG and other petroleum related products. The government will actively explore the feasibility of various energy-related downstream industries including fertilizers, other petrochemicals, steel and aluminum.
Tourism: The SDP will promote high-end beach and eco-tourism within the bounds of strict environmental standards. Tourism will be promoted through leasing public lands for resort development, improved infrastructure including an airport in the east of Timor-Leste and government promotion of Timor-Leste as a new global tourist destination.

Public Financing to 2015
The basics framework for financing is the following. The government aims for a maximum pace of public investment consistent with : (1) efficiency of resource use;
(2) avoidance of bottlenecks in implementation; (3) full transparency and accountability of outlays, including proper procurement procedures; (4) full monitoring and evaluation; and (5) completion of the investment targets for 2015 and 2020. to accomplish these objectives, the government will pursue: (1) a multi-sector investment policy, with scale-up plans across the major sectors operating in parallel; (2) larger-scale training of personnel in each major sector; (3) institutional innovations to improve oversight and implementation; (4) rigorous data collection, coupled with monitoring and evaluation; (5) frequent consultations with relevant stake holders and experts; and (6) financial prudence.
The Xanana government anticipates a rate of public sector investments during 2011-2015 in the order of 30% of GNP, counting outlays on public health and public education mostly within the investment budget. The rest of the public sector budget would be around 20% of GNP. Total public spending would therefore be in the order of 50% of GNP which would amount to approx. $1 billion per year in the first years of this new decade.
Private sector will add another 15% of GNP each year, perhaps 10% international and 5% domestic. With the total public investments plus the private investments, approx. 50% of GNP, and an incremental-capital-output ration (ICOR) of around 5, the national investments rates would be consistent with GNP growth of around 12% per annum or higher.
Government revenues, including petroleum revenues, will support public spending of around $1 billion per year, with the remainder accumulating in the Petroleum Fund. The Petroleum Fund will rise from $5.5 Billion in 2010 to $9 Billion for the period 2011-2015. The Xanana Government will benchmark the “ 3 per cent rule ” to current outlays and transfers, not consuming or transferring more than the sustainable consumption level equal to 3% of the sum estimated of the Estimated Sustainable Income, (ESI) calculated as the sum of the Fund balances estimated NPV of future Fund revenues from petroleum.
The Xanana government is currently exploring options towards funding strategic public investments including withdrawing in excess of the ESI or borrowing at concessional rates.
The macroeconomic framework is predicted on a rapid expansion of the oil and gas sector, and an investment of oil and gas earnings in human capital, infrastructure and strategic sectors of the economy. The Xanana government government project annual earnings of the petroleum sector growing from $1.6 billion per year in 2010 to more than $2 billion in 2015.
The non-oil economy will increase from $600 per capita to more than $900 by 2015. The petroleum sector, including downstream industry, will increase from around $1,500 to around $3,000 by 2015.
The main points:
1. Timor-Leste will have a very high saving, high investment economy.
2. The Xanana government will supply more than half of the total investments outlays.
3. The total investment rate of around 35% of GNP will enable annual growth in the order of 12% per annum or higher
4. Timor-Leste will continue to run a substantial trade surplus and to accumulate added balances in the Petroleum Fund.
Institutional Framework to succeed the SDP according to Xanana point of view is dependent on, an institutional framework for implementation, a satisfactory global economic and geopolitical environment and massive training at all levels of society.
The most important institutional breakthrough will be a new agency to oversee the design, budgeting, and implementation of the SDP-The Economic Policy and Investment Agency (EPIA).
The EPIA will serve a role similar to a national planning authority, analogous to the National Development and Reform Commission in China, the Economic policy Unit of Malaysia, or the Planning Commission of India. The functional units of the EPIA will include: economic planning; program monitoring and evaluation; procurement and contracting; budgeting; international cooperation; and public information.
The EPIA will streamline the government’s planning and implementation functions, and will be charged with negotiating contracts with domestic and external management teams to implement key functions under the SDP. The EPIA will be responsible for capacity building under the SDP, working in close cooperation with line ministries.
The Xanana government advised by the EPIA will identify key strategic training needs and programs. Each sector program will involve the scale up of local capacity, through targeted training programs at home and abroad. The EPIA will also build its own capacity in economic planning and contact negotiations. The EPIA will provide institutional innovations that will deliver the long-term objectives of the National Strategic Plan.
In the section of framework of action 2020 to build economy xanana though using three prolonged public investment program such as Human Capital, Infrastructure and Sector development. In Human Capital Xanana said Timor Leste needs an aggressive program to develop jobs skills even currently there is considerable unemployment among high-school graduates. How ever there will be skill shortages as government programs and investment expands in health, education, petroleum, agriculture, and other sectors.”
In the Strategic development Plan Xanana remind all stake holders that the successful economic development must based on strong national infrastructure including roads to build high way 3000 km and districts roads, powers gird ready by 2015 and government plan to install 1GW by 2020. The SDP indicated Timor Leste will have three international airport and the Dili airport will be expand, the Baukau airport and one Airport in the sout of the country. Sea ports as SDP outline that new bulk and LNG facilities around the petroleum complex in the south and extended and relocate the Dili port. Timor Leste is aiming to move from smallholder subsistence farmers to credit system through public banks. Timor Leste’s expenditure today mainly out of the Petroleum fund. The plan ruled East Timor would like to be an exporter of LNG and other petroleum related products. And other important sector to be developed is Tourism and urban infrastructure. The plan foresee an annual budget of US$1 billion which accumulating in the petroleum funds. However the governments are looking at ways of funding strategic public investment either to borrowing at the very favorable rate or withdrawing funds in Excess to Estimated Sustainable Income.
Timor Leste Petroleum fund today is US$5.5 billion in the American bank. The SDP calculated between 2011-2015 the petroleum fund would rise to US$9 billion.
The government intent to establish an institution which will in charge of the planning, design, budgeting and implementation of the Strategic Development Plan is namely The Economic Policy and Investment Agency (EPIA). It’s interesting to note that the new EPIA will play similar role as China reform commission, the Malaysian Economic policy Unit and India’s planning commission. This may signaled that Timor Leste a more away from western types economic policies to the new high growth Asian economic and Infrastructures plan.
The emergence of Timor-Leste as an oil an gas producing economy will have significant implication for all sectors of society.

Grasia Farm Produce Eggs Government Unable to Protect Local Product And UNMIT Buy Internationally.mpg.mpg

Since last year East Timorese and their business partners set up a Chicken farm industry in Rai Lako sub-district in Ermera. Today (30/05/2010) the Grasia Farm have some twenty four thousands of chicken and 92% Of it have producing 22500 eggs per day. Means in only in june this year this Grasia chicken farm will produce in total 675000 eggs.

The problem is till today there are many eggs importing from Indonesia Could prejudice the local business to grow. Octaviana one of the manager in Grasia Farm told Tempo Semanal that until today they can’t freely sell thei product in Dili market because they don’t want to other business people disappointing at them. “Today we can’t yet sell in the wide market because afreaid to compete with other existing shops. If intervene the market suddenly sell these eggs with low price could create some bad things,” said Octaviana.

An organisation name Peace Dividend Trust is successful in their campaign to try

raise the awareness of the UNMIT and other International agencies to buy locally but most of these organisation mainly UNMIT still preferred to spend most of their fund to import things from outside the country and spend very little in Timor Leste.

Several business people complaint about luck of interest from the Timor Leste Government to protect local business product and strengthening business sector in this new nation.

Timor Leste is becoming the US Dollar halt since 1999 before the US currency cross the border into West Timor as well as flying with Indonesian Merpati to Bali, Aust East Asia to Singapore and Air North Darwin. From billion of aid money to Timor Leste only very small amount of US$ dollar inject into the East Timor Economy.

Even luck of market but Grasia Farm have imported more 20000 chicken from Malasya to replace the existing one because by 88 weeks the company have to sold those old one.

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Chinese navy Trains F-FDTL Navy on Chinese built Patrol Boats

Three days after the celebration of East Timor's restauration of it's independence the two F-FDTL patrol boat arrived in Timor Leste from China on May 23th 2010. Two years ago Timor Leste Government signed a contract of US$ 40 million to Polly Thecnology a chinese company to build the two F-FDTL boats which angered the TL's closest friend Australia. In that time the Australian intended to donoted their second hand Pacific patrol boat which according to some Timorese leaders said the Australian Government give them a litle bit head ache. "They were about to give a presentation to the government when we took decission to buy from china," said a high level government official who asked not to name. As Tempo semanal noted that the contract was signed during a weekend in march 2008 while the Australian Team is prepared to present their plan in the coming week.

This is about pride for a country and it's people and the two boat is the biggest project ever for F-FDTL since the it was transforma to the Timor Leste official arrmed forces in 2001. Now the F-FDTL marine component under trainning by their Chinese counter part on how to deal with two patrol boat name after the Jaco island and an area in Same District call Betano.

On 28/05/2010 the secretary state Julio Tomas Pinto together with some civilian sail to Atauro island on the Betano boat. It was take 20 minutes from Dili while it was only sail with 20 knots. "the boat is in very good condision because from Dili to Atauro take us only 20 minutes and it was not yet use the full capacity, "said julio.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

TS Video: A Timorese Mother and Her Son Need Medical Care

On a trip to cover an story in Maubara an hour drive west of Timor Leste's Capital Tempo Semanal found a family of nine people leaving in a poor condition. Victor afonso's wife Juliana dasi is very sick. Tempo semanal aproach by a lady who supposed to be the neighbour of Victor's family told Tempo Semanal that Geraldo de son of Victor and Juliana need help for medical treatment. "Geraldo is sick so he can't go to study. He has been sick since he was 3 days old and now he is sick. I think this boy need some help because he doesn't talk proverly," said the woman who is carying her young baby seat next to the firewood.
 She took Tempo Semanal Journalist to a small halt any found a lady who seems to be pregnant but actually a kind of illness. Tempo Semanal asked what kind of illness she has? is it have any impact to her baby? "I am not not pregnant but this is a kind of illness," said Juliana.
Her husband Victor pulled a side Tempo Semanal Journalist and said, "I don't know what to do to help my wife and my son."
It was a shocking moment for a journalist to she in a family two person get sick.The journalists didn't promised any thing at all to the family and saw their sadness. As soon as they got them self on to the car my chief editor Jose Belo looking confuse and very quite all the way to Dili. After Likisa my chief Editor said, "what should we do?" By the time I have though about some things else so I didn't get what he wants. I asked, "to do what?, we are on the way to Dili."
Jose reply with angry, "to help the sick family."
I said, "ok. but we are not docter or aid people. we don't have means."
It was a big mistake to said such things to Belo. my words fuel his angered. He shouted at me, "can you shoot your mouth please?"
I was worry that Jose may sack me from my job. When we passed Tasi Tolu lake he asked me to give my phone to him.

TS Video: Xanana Is Not Happy with Woodside ho Australia Government

Xanana claimed the joint development area is belong to East Timor if its acording to the international law. Xanana disapoint with the Australian Government by pulled out it self from the ICJ, "because they are out so if we go to log a complaint also they are not there."

Xanana repeated his accusation towards the Australian Government in the past by say, while our people still suffer the occupation the Australia and Indonesia flying over to Timor sea and drunk red wine mixed with our blood to share 50% to Australia cause they supported Integration and 50% to Indonesia because accept integration.

TSVideo: Xanana angry at Woodside and Australia


Xanana Gusmao during the National Strategic Development plan consultation in Vemase sub-district early of may criticised Woodside and Australia badly. To the people he said, "Look the bayu Udang Field is close to us already piped to Darwin and Greater sunrise more closer to Timor Leste they still want it. Because our position is firm to pipe to our land and now they have though another solution which only processing in the sea. They only try to prevent us to create job opportunity in our home. To have a chance to develop our country. Because of this reasons when ever we are not firm and when ever we are not together to defend our country instead of defending the interest of one leader against another means people will eat ours, they will keep still our resources, and other will lie us. This is why in the past three days I have wrote to woodside that We are not forget what happened in 1989 you share our resources into two whenever our people were still dying. Our resources you were share halp to one side and another halp the other side(Australia and Indonesia).

We never forget that Australia has run away from Internetional Tribunal in Denhaag to prevent us taking the casse to discuss the sea line.

The truth according to the international law here they have right only to 20% and ours 80% but now they dont think that way so we get 20% and they took 80%. Because all this my dear friend, when ever we fight each other in country they come and step on us till the ground and we will remain poor."

In these days some timorese people are working with two expert from england conducting some study in the sea of be asu near vikeke which according to the plan the Timor Leste government want to build an LNG plant to pipe the gas from Greater sunrise field

TSVideo: ANP Rejected Development Plan Woodside try to Escaped From Their Docs

On 18/05/2010 the two Woodside representative went to ANP head quarter in the Government Palace in Dili. Around 10 O'clock in the morning the door of ANP automatically opened and Mr. Brendan Augustine in his right hand carry some document and wearing sun glases walking in front of Mr. John the deputy Director from Woodside Joint venture.
The Woodside Country Director looked back to John and try to get away from the camera but there was not enough room to scape from any frame. They walk in to ANP cxonference room with some newspaper head line photo shows the Demo against Mr. Don Voelte in Dili airport when he came to talk to President Horta and lider of opposition.

Japanese Deputy Minister Defence in Dili

The Japanese Deputy Minister of Defence Meets Julio Pinto Timor Secretary of State for Defence

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

TS Video: Timor Leste Fight for Pipeline Horta Fight Xanana and Alfredo

There is tension between Government under PM Xanana Gusmao with President of the Republic over their differencies on the issue how the greater sun Rise to develop. Xanana's Government maintain its position for the pipeline to come to Timor Leste while President Jose Ramos Horta shows his pragmatisms over the Woodside decission to have FLNG to process gas from Greater Sunrise field. President some times criticised Xanana's Government because he has not received any study report by Petronas.

The Government claimed that Woodside and its patners not comply with all the requirement and futheremore the Australian Company always try to ruled out pipeline to Timor Leste options since 2008.

In his letter response to Woodside 29/04/2010 announcement Xanana said, "while Timorese still suffered in 1989 Australian Foreign Minister G. Evans and Ali Alatas fropm Indonesia fly over the Timor sea and signed an agreement to share our resources. Australia get it because they supported the integration and Indonesia have it because the accepted the integration," Xanana told the public in Vemase Sub-District, District Baukau earli this month.

Xanana Said it's very difficult to face the big countries that's why he appeal to all political parties and leaders to stand together to fight for the national interest.

Some of the Timorese alleged President horta is becoming the spokes person of the Woodside and its joint venture when Horta decide to meet Woodside and its partners while the government closed their door to woodside. Horta was very angry at these people and demanding for an appology but Rui Castro and two other collegues said, they will not going to ask any appology to the head of state. "I will not going to ask any pardon from horta before he explain his possition to the public why he seems so defensive for a company like Woodside which has been recommended by an international company from Norway which said Woodside is not prudent," said Rui Castro.

Rogerio Lobato Returns to Timor-Leste

Rogeiro Lobato the former Minister for Interior under Fretilin Government has return home for the firstime sine August 2007. Rogeiro was sentence to jailed for some allegation against after Rai Los group claimed he was the one responsible in distribute weapons to civilian before 2006 crises get bigger.
He has get pardon from President Horta and now he has totally free.

Parabeins F-FDTL, Biar Neineik Mas Beibeik

Iha tempu funu, Falintil hetan naran julukan ‘pengacau keamanan’ tanba Falintil sai inimigu boot forsa armadas Indonezia nian iha prosesu luta ba ukun rasik an.
Agora, Falintil transforma an ona ba Instituisaun Forsa Defeza Timor Leste nian (F-FDTL) nebe laos ona pengacau keamanan maibe sai ona hanesan raja protektor ba ita nia soberania iha tasi timor nomos iha rai leten no loro leten.
Ita rekoinese katak, oras nee daudaun F-FDTL seidauk iha kapasidade atu kontrola area aero maibe iha rai leten no tasi laran, F-FDTL hahu iha kbiit daudaun hodi fo protesaun ba ita nia soberania iha tasi laran nomos fo protesaun ba povu husi tentativas oioin nebe bele provoka instabilidade iha rai laran liu-liu hanesan ameasa externa.
F-FDTL hanesan manu aman nebe prontu hasoru tentativas oioin nebe hakarak estraga moris hakmatek povu ho nasaun ida nee. Maske nunee, F-FDTL presiza tebe-tebes apoiu povu tomak nian tanba, F-FDTL ninia susesu laos deit iha F-FDTL nia liman maibe mos iha povu tomak nia liman. Tan nee, ema ida-idak tenke fo ninia kontribuisaun ba F-FDTL liu-liu iha situasaun defisil.
Hanesan operasaun konjunta F-FDTL ho Polisia Nasional Timor Leste (PNTL) hodi halo kapturasaun ba Gastao Salsinha ho ninia elementus. Iha operasaun konjunta nee F-FDTL ho PNTL hetan apoiu makaas husi komunidade. Tan nee Gastao Salsinha ho ninia grupu konsege tun Dili hodi koopera ho justisa sein kilat tarutu no ema ruma kanek.
Nee hatudu katak, kooperasaun povu nian importante tebe-tebes iha prosesu kuda paz no estabilidade tanba bainhira iha estabilidade maka prosesu dezenvolvimentu bele lao ho diak.
Oras nee F-FDTL hetan tan ona Ro patrulla rua husi Xina, Ro rua nee bele fo kbiit ba F-FDTL liu-liu ba Forsa Naval hodi halao patrullamentu iha tasi Timor hodi proteze atividade ilegais nebe bele halakon ita nia riku soin iha tasi laran. Ro rua nee bele kiik maibe ho profesionalizmu no didikasaun F-FDTL nian, Ro nee sei bele halo kontrola ba area tasi husi tasi feto too tasi mane. Importante husi Ro rua nee maka, Forsa Naval bele uza hodi halo patrullamentu iha tasi laran.
Ba futuru, Ro rua nee bele sai instrumentu ida nebe sei f o kontribuisaun boot ba kadoras mina nian nebe atu dada mai Timor Leste. Tanba Australianu sira komesa dehan daudaun ona katak, kadoras mina nian labele dada mai Timor Leste tanba prob¬lema seguransa no tasi naruk.
Entaun ho Ro patrulla rua nee aumenta tan ho Ro patrulla kiik rua nebe iha ona, sei halao servisu diak liutan hodi garantia seguransa ba tasi laran, atu nunee Australia labele iha razaun tan katak, problema seguransa mak halo kadoras labele dada mai Timor Leste.
Hau fiar katak, mesmu ho Ro kiik maibe F-FDTL sei bele hatudu ba nasaun boot sira katak, biar kiik maibe F-FDTL bele halao servisu boot nebe karik nasaun seluk labele halo.
Importante maka kontribuisaun ema hotu nian, tanba ita lakohi Timor oan balu hamrik iha naok ten sira nia kotuk, tanba naok ten balu uza Timor oan sira hodi salva sira nia atividade ilegais.
Tanba hahalok hanesan nee laos deit bele trava F-FDTL atu labele halao servisu iha tasi laran ho diak, maibe hahalok nee mos provoka soberanu Timor Leste nian iha tasi laran.
Tan nee, husu ba Forsa Naval F-FDTL atu labele tolera ema ruma nebe hakarak naok ita nia riku soin iha tasi laran.Aban bainhira karik hetan Ro ruma halao atividade ilegais iha tasi Timor, F-FDTL iha poder konstitusional hodi halo kapturasaun.
Husu mos ba PNTL komponente marina nian, atu halo kooperasaun diak ho forsa marina F-FDTL nian hodi halo patrullamentu ba tasi timor. Tanba F-FDTL ho PNTL forsa rua nebe iha misaun ida deit katak, kria estabilidade ba povu, fo protesaun ba rikeza na-saun nian.
Oras nee hau seidauk bele koalia konaba profesionalizmu forsa nian tanba ita labele halo ema ida sai profesional iha loron ida. Nee katak, profesionalizmu nee kleur ka lalais loron ruma ita sei hetan. Maibe, ita tenke hahu ho buat kiik nebe ita iha, ita labele husu buat boot maibe ita nia kapasidade la too atu kaer, entaun ita uza lai buat kiik nebe iha tanba buat kiik nee ita nia kapasidade too atu kaer.
Aban bainrua koandu ita prontu ona, sasan hirak nee laos ita mak buka maibe sasan mak sei buka fali ita. Tanba nee, hau konkorda katak, forsa armadas desde uluk haruka ona pesoal balu ba halo estudu iha rai liur. Ida nee inisiativa diak hodi prepara futuru forsa nian.
Maske nunee, futuru forsa nian nee depende mos ba lei. Forsa labele sai fali hanesan uma ida nebe iha fondasi no kakuluk maibe laiha didin lolon. F-FDTL tenke sai uma ida nebe ninia fondasi forte atu nunee, F-FDTL bele asumi ninia responsabilidade nudar forsa defeza Timor Leste nian nebe maske dezenvolve an neineik mas beibeik.
Fulan oin, sei hatauk ema naok ten sira nebe durante nee naok ita nia riku soin iha tasi laran.
Ita husu ba Forsa Naval atu labele kompromi ho kolker ema ka grupu nebe hakarak naok ita nia riku soin iha tasi. Karik labele tiru maibe koandu hetan ameasa, entaun bele uza meisu nebe iha hodi salva an.
Ba peskador sira nomos populasaun sira nebe hela besik area tasi ibun, karik hetan Ro ruma nebe deskonfia halao atividade ilegais iha tasi laran, tenke fo hatene ba Forsa Naval ou halo kontaktu ba instituisaun seguransa nian hanesan PNTL hodi nunee, PNTL bele hatoo ba forsa naval(**)

Jaku-Betanu Inan Sarani Ró Patrulla F-FDTL

Dili, Tempo Semanál
Atu fó protesaun ba soberania Timor-Leste nian, liu-liu atu kombate tentativas ilegais iha Tasi Timor, Falintil-Forsa Defeza Timor Leste (F-FDTL) sei hili ilha Jaku iha Tutuala Lospalos no Suku Betanu iha Sub-distritu Same, atu sai hanesan Inan sarani ba Ró patrullamentu F-FDTL nian hodi asegura katak, Timor-Leste ninia soberania iha Tasi Timor nomos povu nia moris iha rai leten labele inaseguradu.
Ró rua ne’e bele sai hanesan meius ida hodi hametin liutan funsionamentu servisu Forsa Naval Timor Leste nian ne’ebé mak emprinsipiu sistema patrullamentu ba tasi ladun la’o ho di’ak tanba ladun iha meius naton.

Durante ne’e, Forsa Naval servisu hamutuk ho Polisia Marina Timor Leste nian uza Ró patrulla kiik rua hodi halo patrulla mentu maibé Ró ne’e labele kobre area tasi mane tanba Ró kiik.
Agora, maske Ró foun rua ne’e ladun boot hanesan nasaun seluk nian, maibé ho didikasaun no patritoizmu F-FDTL nian, Ró rua ne’e sei bele halo patrullamentu ho di’ak husi tasi feto too tasi mane.
“Komisaun organizadora servisu namanas hela hodi prepara daudauk atividade hotu-hotu atu oinsá fó sarani Ró rua ne’e hanesan tradisaun Navál nian ne’ebé mak iha Mundu tomak halo.
Alende ne’e atividade hanesan konferénsia kona ba Security Maritima ne’ebé hala’o iha Timór, katak iha loron 11 Junu 2010 sei hala’o serimónia inaugurasaun ba Ró rua ne’e no hili Inan sarani ba Betanu no Jaku.Agora daudauk Ró 2 ne’e too ona iha Dili no tuir planu estadu Timor Leste sei konvida Nasaun barak hanesan Indonézia, Portugál, Amérika no Austrália atu partisipa iha seremonia inagurasaun”, dehan Sekretariu Estadu Defeza, Julio Tomas Pinto loron hirak liuba. Husi parte seluk, Komandante Navál Pedro Klamar Fuik haktuir katak, antes Ró rua ne’e too iha Dili, prosesu naruk tebe-tebes koaze tinan ida resin. Maibé, agora povu bele haree ho matan katak Ró too ona iha Dili, dehan nia.
Liutan Klamar Fuik hateten, primeira faze sei halo prosesu hatun Ró, depois sei halao adminis¬tra¬saun haleu, segundu faze sei halao prosesu entrega husi kompania ba governu Timor Leste depois sei halo integarasaun ba estrutura Forsa Naval, ikus liu sei halao inagurasaun ida iha loron 11 Junu 2010.
“Ró rua ne’e tama ona iha estrutura Forsa Navál nian. Iha estrutura nia laran sei defini faze treinu operasionál Navál ne’ebé mak ita nia Marineiru sira, pilotu guardinasaun ho tekniku Cinezes nian, sei halo preparativus ba formasaun utilizasaun opera Ró”.
“Kuandu ita nia guardinasaun prontu Komandu Navál sei relata ba Xefe Estadu Maiór Jenerál Taur Matan Ruak, hodi simu kualker misaun ne’ebé ita nia Estadu fó”, dehan Pedro.
Liutan nia haktuir katak, Ró rua ne’e klase patrulla so bele iha de’it ekipamentus materiais ne’ebé kategoriza hanesan patrulla , ezemplu iha armamentus kiik no sistema denovegasaun, sistema komunikasaun, sistema daradizasaun, sistema teknikus ne’ebé mak patrulla presiza, Dale nia Klamar Fuik.
Entertantu, tuir dada lia jornalista ho Komandante Navio Patrulla, Duarte Loe hateten katak, Ró patrulla rua ne’e sosa husi Kompañia Internasionál Polly Tecnology China, ne’ebé prepara dezde tinan 2009 husi Governu Timor-Leste.
Ró patrulla rua ne’e atu asegura riku soin iha área Tasi nian, atu nune’e labele iha tan peskadór ilegál ne’ebé mak bele tiha hotu ikan ne’ebé pertense ba área Timor nian. “tempu too ona atu Forsa Navál iha Ró patrulla rasik, ne’ebé mak tuir planu Ró rua ne’e sei hetan inaugurasaun iha dia 11 Juñu”, dehan Duarte. Liutan Komandante Patrulla ne’e haktuir katak, Ró patrulla rua ne’e ho medida naruk 50m, luan 15m, todan 110 ton. Ró patrulla rua ne’e tula iha Ró ahi boot komérsiu Xina nian ho naran Beluga Faith.
Ró patrulla rua ne’e halo tuir modelu illa Timor-Leste, ne’ebé tuir loloos atu tau naran Eroi Timor-Leste maibé Timor-Leste seidauk Eroi ida mak sai koñesidu ba área Tasi nian, entaun tau naran sarani Jako-Betanu.
Aleinde ne’e tau mós númeru kódigu komesa husi Ró patrulla ki’ik rua ne’ebé iha hanesan P01, P02, P03 no Po4, signifika komesa husi Ró patrulla rua ne’ebé iha husi P01-Po4.
Tuir Komandante ne’e hateten, nu’udar Nasaun estadu tenke tau matan ba Forsa Naval tanba Forsa mak nu’udar lutu Nasaun nian ne’ebé sei hamrik iha lina de fógu hodi hasoru ameasa exsterna oioin ne’ebé karik bele mosu.
Koalia konaba Ró patrulla rua ne’e, Duarte dehan katak, Ró rua ne’e fóin tama iha faze patrullamentu ho ekipamentu ki’ik, aban bain rua kuandu iha posibilidade bele sa’e tan ba faze ‘Fragata,’ signifika bainhira hala’o patrulla hodi responde ba situasaun emerjénsia ruma tenke ho Elikópteru.
Preokupasaun hanesan hatoo mos husi komunidade Nicolão Ximenes katak, husi area terrenu nian, F-FDTL iha ona transportes naton atu bele halo operasaun, maibé Nicolão husu se bele estadu sosa tan Tankidiguera ba F-FDTL tanba kareta kamuneta labele halo operasaun iha foho leten, rai kuak no tahu laran. Nune’e nia husu ba estadu atu sosa mós Tankidiguera ba F-FDTL.Husi tasi laran nian, Nicolao hateten, F-FDTL iha ona Ró patrulla haat maibé tuir nia haree, Ró patrulla haat ne’e mesak kiik se bele sosa Ró boot ne’ebé Elikoptru lima too sanulu bele tun iha laran.
Husi leten nian Nicolão husu estadu atu sosa Helikoptru Black Houwk husi Australia ba F-FDTL tanba tuir nia haree, Elikoptru ida ne’e bele halo operasaun ba fatin sira ne’ebé defisil iha tempu udan.
Maske nune’e, Nicolão kongratula instituisaun F-FDTL tanba tuir nia haree F-FDTL merese duni hetan Ró paroila rua ne’e tanba FDTL mak hanesan subrina hodi hamahan povu no lutu hodi satan povu ho nasaun ida ne’e husi ameasas externa.
Husi parte seluk Ximenes dehan katak, Ró rua ne’e bele sai mos hanesan baze ida ba governu hodi reforsa politika governu nian hodi ejize ba governu Australia ho kompania Woodside atu dada kadoras mina mai Timor Leste.

Tuir Nicolao nia koinesementu katak, durante ne’e kompania Woodside uza mos razaun seguransa hodi provoka desizaun politika governu Timor Leste nian konaba dada kadoras mai Timor Leste.
Nune’e, Ró rua ne’e bele fó resposta ba Woodside katak, Timor Leste iha ona meius rasik atu fó protesaun ba Timor Leste ninia riku soin liu-liu atu proteze kadoras mina nian bainhira dada duni mai Timor Leste.
“ita lebele husik ema naok beibeik ita nia riku soin iha tasi, no ita tenke fó hatene ba Australia katak, ita iha ona meius atu proteze kadoras mina mai Timor-Leste. Tanba hau fiar katak, Ró rua ne’e F-FDTL bele uza hanesan liurai tasi ida ne’ebé atu sai protector ba Tasi Timor”, dehan Nicolão ne’ebé tur iha moru leten no haree hela ba Ró patrulla rua ne’ebé atraka hela iha portu Dili. (ts)

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Exclusive: President Jose Ramos Horta Meets Wooside & Lao Hamutuk's Charlie Scheiner on Greater Sunrise/Woodside

Medal for East Timorese Hero

On the East Timor's 8th anniversary of restoration 20 May 2010 the state and the people of Timor Leste through Parliament give recognition to those people who have being sacrificed their own interest to fight for Timorese independence. There were 10 personalities who have long standing campaigner such as Kevin Philip Sherlock and Robert Wesley Smith from Darwin Australia, Charles Scheiner America, George J. Adijondro Indonesia, Finland, Collin from New Zealand and other Timorese including Veteran F-FDTL Col. Maunana. The state recognised Kevin Sherlock because after his 1974 visit to East Timor he started involved doing research and collecting documents in relation to Timor Leste. His house in Darwin become Timor Leste national achieves. He collected a lot of document even those from 1500. These documents not only about politics but also on economy, tax, geographic, landscape, agriculture and including mining. As since 1901 there has been many companies from Europe, America and Australia are interested in the researching oil and gas in Timor.

Robert Wesley Smith since 1975 involve very hard to defend Timorese right by establish Radio Maubere in Darwin to communicate with resistance in the mountains. He has set up Australian Free East Timor in Darwin and sometimes make Darwin famous with the name "city of rubbish" because Rob and his other colleagues put up banners or leaflet every were in the city even the AFP are angry. President Ramos Horta admired their contribution and he said he has known these individual since the old days. "George is the first activist for East Timor Independence because in 1974 he was the first Tempo Jakarta journalist wrote an article to defend the right of Timorese to Independence," said Horta.

Horta praised Collin from New Zealand who has been dedicated most of his life for East Timor course. Sometimes he called Collin as an Indian because his long hair.
After 1991 santa Cruz cemetery massacre gave a birth to an NGO name ETAN in USA. Charlie scheiner is one of the campaigner together with his other colleagues tirelessly advocated the freedom of the half island Timor Leste. After TL voted to separate itself from Indonesia in 1999 Charlie and his other friend establish La'o Hamutuk NGO to monitor the process of development Timor Leste.

20 de Maiu Loron Refleksaun ba Tuyul

Iha primeira dia Restaurasaun da Independensia 20 de Maiu 2002, Bee Lagoa Tasi-Tolu kahur malu ho ema rihun rahun nia matawen tanba ema barak tanis wainhira rona knananuk Inu Nasional no akompana Bendera Nasional dollar sa’e bandeira rin leten. Matawen husi ema kiik no kiak sira, sulin liu ba Lagoa hodi hakonu lagoa no fó moris ba ikan no ai-horis sira iha lagoa ninin, maibé matawen husi ulun boot balu sulin duni maibé la monu ba rai, maran lerek iha inus leten.
Tanba ne’e, ema kiik no kiak sira bele hakfodak koandu haree ema boot ruma tanis maibé labele tohar ho tanis hirak ne’e tanba so matawen husi ulun boot ida rua de’it mak bele fó horis animal no ai-horis sira, matawen balu hakrekas rai no hamate ai-horis sira.

Aderito Do Rosario (Editor Xefe)
Matawen hakrekas rai no hamate ai-horis sira sai husi matawen Tuyul (ema liman naruk ou bosok ten ou kkn-dor). Matawen Tuyul nian pior liutan beneno tanba alende bele hakrekas rai, hamate ai-horis no hakrekas ema, matawen ne’e mós halo nia nain sai defisiente kakutak tanba nia laiha tan sentimentu nasionalizmu iha nia fuan laran.
Tanba ne’e, loron ohin tenke sai loron refleksaun ba Tuyul atu ema hirak ne’ebé desde primeiru governu harii to’o IV governu, halo karik tentativa oioin hodi inaseguradu orsamentu estadu nian, tenke halo refleksaun ba an atu nune’e 20 de Maiu ohin bele sai loron murak ida ba ema tomak liu-liu ba furak nasaun nian.
Nune’e, loron ohin ita la’ós ba hamrik iha bandeira oin hodi fase matan tanba haree atraksaun oioin, maibé ita hamrik hodi halo izame da konsensia ba ita nia an katak, hau asumi kargu politika ne’e tanba ha’u nia kompromisu boot ba dezenvolvimentu ema tomak nian, la’ós dezenvolve uma laran hodi haterus ema seluk.
Ema seluk terus nanis ona, labele husik sira terus beibeik tan de’it sala uza poderes ba hahalok korrupsaun, kolusaun no nepotizmu. Se imi sala uza karik, husik sala ne’e akontese dala ida de’it no promete sei la akontese tan, la’ós sala ona, aprende nafatin husi sala ne’e hodi halo sala liutan. Ne’e pekadu korrupsaun ne’ebé nia fatin devia iha prizaun Weberek la’ós Bekora.
Maibé koitadu, moras at ne’e hahu dumina ona ulun boot balu. Dala ruma, ko’andu ita dehan A halo korupsaun, A bele lori ita ba tribunal tanba nia mak kaer poder. Ne’e katak, lia loos iha rai Timór ne’e la vale ona, vale mak poder. See mak kaer ukun, nia mak iha poder atu na’ok, ema seluk gampang di atur.
Ha’u lakohi atu dehan na’ok ten, bosok ten, soe lia ten, finjidu ten, tanba liafuan hirak ne’e hafalun an hela ho ulun boot balu. Dala ruma, media hetan indikasaun korrupsaun ruma no publika iha jornál, ulun boot sira tangkis dehan notisia hirak ne’e falsu no laiha evidensia.
Maibé too agora, laiha ulun boot ida mak berani lori media ba tribunal, tanba sa?. Tanba sira tauk se media komprova dokumentus iha tribunal entaun sira nia oin sei monu. Tan ne’e, loron ohin tenke sai loron refleksaun hodi afirma dala ida tan ita nia promesa momentu simu tomada de posse katak, ha’u simu todan ne’e la’ós atu sena dollar ba kartera, hasa’e kabun no fó han familia, maibé habokur povu no haburas nasaun.
Se loron hirak liuba ita simu telephone husi kompania balu no ita telephone tutan ba prokurament atu fó prioridade ba kompania ne’e, entaun ohin ba oin karik kompania ruma telephone mai ita, ita tenke dehan ita boot telephone de’it ba prokurament tanba sira mak foti desizaun.
Ita bele amigu maibé labele uza amigu hodi provoka orsamentu povu nian tanba povu nia osan uza hodi hadia povu nia moris la’ós hadia na’ok ten sira nia moris. Se hakarak na’ok, na’ok iha o nia uma laran atu nune’e o nia familia de’it mak terus, labele na’ok iha gaveta estadu nian tanba osan iha gaveta ne’e povu nian.
Se o na’ok povu nia osan, o ema traidor, otonomista, mafia, komonista nia ulun boot no foer iha povu nia oin. Ohin o bele sa’e kareta luxu, han furak de’it, maibé ai-han ne’e loron ruma sei husu o katak o uza osan see nian hodi sosa ha’u (aihan). Se o la fó resposta ne’ebé loos, ai-han ne’e sei han dodok o nia fuan too loron ruma o sei arepende maibé o nia kakutak tun daudaun ona ba rai kuak santa kruz.
Hanesan media, ami halo ami nia servisu bazeia ba faktus, maibé se tuir imi nia hanoin media so provoka de’it imi nia dignidade, entaun imi salva malu ba, salva malu nafatin. Ami so moe de’it keta halo loron ruma imi laiha ona, labarik sira hasaran imi dehan “hei, nia herois boot ida maibé la’ós de’it herois funu nain, nia mós herois na’ok nian”. Adeus ba herois na’ok nian (**)

Woodside Uza Zelu Rega Horta-Mari, Xanana la Bokon

Aileu, Tempo Semanál
Kompania Woodside la’ós de’it prepara lasu hodi foat Prezidente da Repúblika Dr. Jose Ramos Horta no Sekretariu Jeral Fretilin Dr. Mari Alkatiri, maibé Woodside mós uza daudaun zelu hodi rega lideransa nain rua ne’e tanba oras ne’e daudaun lider nain rua ne’e neon malirin wainhira hasoru malu ho delegasaun husi Woodside nian ne’ebé lidera husi Don Voelte.
Maske nune’e, Xefi Governu Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão la bokon ho Zelu ne’ebé rega husi Woodside, tanba Xanana sei nafatin mantein nia prinsipiu katak, sasan ne’ebé partense ba rai Timór, tenke Timór oan mak kaer no goza, la’ós fó fali ba rai Kanguru hanesan Australia.

“Uluk ita hamutuk, ita manan funu, agora ita hamutuk hodi hasoru nasaun boot-boot ne’ebé riku tiha ona maibé hakarak sama ita nia ulun”, dehan Xanana iha Distritu Aileu hodi responde ba ejizensia populasaun nian ne’ebé husu ba governu atu mantein politika dada kadoras mina mai Timor Leste. Deklarasaun husi Xefe Governu nian ne’e kroat no reprezenta duni povu tomak nia hakarak maibé, Prezidente da Republika ladun kontente ho pozisaun governu nian ne’ebé mak la aseita Woodside ninia anunsia konaba uza floating LNG iha dezenvolvimentu Greater Sunrise.
“totalmente governu la konsulta ho ha’u konaba rejeksaun ba Woodside ho ninia konsorsiu ninia proposta investimentu atu harii floating LNG. Tanba ne’e ha’u preokupa ho ita nia parte ne’ebé foti desizaun ruma hanesan fali buat ne’e isu politika ida. Buat ne’e ekonomia, buat ne’e komersial, financial no buat ne’e teknika, nune’e laiha buat ida ho soberania no independensia”, katak Horta.
Maske nune’e, husi parte governu nian ne’ebé reprezenta husi Sekretariu Estadu Rekursu Naturais, Alfredo Pires tenta hasoru malu ho Prezidente da Repúblika atu aprezenta dokumentus balu ba Prezidente maibé Prezidente laiha tempu atu hasoru malu ho Sekretariu Estadu ne’e.Iha publikasaun jornal Tempo Semanál edisaun XIX fó sai ona katak, iha konsultasaun Planu Estratejia Dezenvolvimentu Nasional (PEDN) ne’ebé hala’o iha parte Leste, povu balu hato’o mensazen ba PM Xanana atu mantein posizaun hodi dada Pipe Line mai Timor Leste.
Preokupasaun ne’e la’ós de’it povu parte Leste mak preokupa kona ba Pipe Line, maibé kuaze povu Timor tomak kestiona ho asuntu ida ne’e, tanba realidade hatudu konsultasaun PEDN iha Distritu, Aileu, Ainaro no Same povu husu ba governu atu dada Pipe Line mai TL.
“Se riku soin ne’e ita nian, ha’u mós fó apoiu ba Estadu Timor Leste no Pri¬meiru Ministru Xanana Gusmão atu dada ita nia mina mai, tanba bele fó benefisu ba povu ne’e duni tenke dada mai”, esklarese Xefe Suku Foholau Paulo de Sousa Pereira ba jornalista Tempo Semanál bainhira PM Xanana hala’o konsultasaun PEDN iha Sub-Distritu Turiskai, Distritu Manufahi (16/5/2010).
Nune’e mós reprezentante Sosiedade Sivil iha Sub-Distritu Maubesi Distritu Ainaro ho lian maka’as hateten, “ami fó apoiu 100% ba Governu ida ne’e atu dada Pipe Line mai Timor-Leste, labele dada ba Australia”
Nia fó hanoin hikas ba ukun nain sira katak, “iha tempu kampania referendum liafuan ne’ebé povu kaer mak “ho mina tasi timor ita bele ukun an”. Ne’e duni husu ba Governu oinsa atu hala’o kordenasaun ho Australia para dada mai Timor la’ós ba Australia.
Konsultasaun PEDN iha fatin hotu-hotu PM Xanana sempre ko’alia kona ba Greater Sunrise ne’ebé daudauk ne’e halo Estadu Timor Leste hakilar malu hela ho kompania Woodside husi Australia, tanba Estadu Timor Leste hakarak dada mai, maibé Woodside ho ninia arogante deside hakarak dada ba Australia.
Hahalok ne’e halo eis lider masimu da rezistensia iha Libertasaun Nasional Timor-Leste retira no husu ba povu tomak atu hamutuk lian ida hodi de’it dada Pipe Line mai Timór. “Uluk ita hamutuk, ita manan funu, agora ita hamutuk hodi hasoru nasaun boot-boot ne’ebé riku tiha ona maibé hakarak sama ita nia ulun”, tenik Xanana.
Konsultasaun PEDN ne’ebé PM hala’o iha parte rai klaran fó importansia mós ba harii supplay baze iha Kosta Sul Distritu Kovalima, refenaria mina rai iha Betanu no, fabrika LNG ba Geater Sunrise iha Beasu.
Se bainhira Pipe Line konsege dada mai Timór, populasaun no Agrikultor sira sei hetan benefisiu, tanba ema barak sei serbisu iha ne’eba no sei fó rendimentu barak ba povu nia produtu lokal.
Liu husi dada lia ho Jornalista Tempo Semanál iha fulan kotuk, Seker¬tariu Estadu Rekursu Naturais Alfredo Pires hateten, kompania Australianu arogante no hakarak diside mes-mesak hodi bele hetan fiar husi Merkadu stock exchange.
Nia mós hateten, Woodside ninia atetude desonestu no provoka tensaun Governu TL ho kompania Woodside. “dala barak kompiania husi nasaun boot sempre buka hariku an ho nasaun kiak no kiik nia riku soin hanesan Australia nia Woodside halo daudauk mai TL agora”.
Kuandu ita haree esteitmentu husi lideransa nain rua ne’e, signifika povu husi nasaun ho simbolu Lafaek preparadu ona, ne’e duni informasaun ne’ebé hateten Timor- Leste falta Rekursu Humanu la loos. (ts)

Monday, 24 May 2010

Opinion: Statements of “Minister” for Foreign Affairs of Timor-Leste, Zacarias Albano da Costa is Misleading and Deceiving the Public.

Felizberto de Araujo Duarte (Tony) Former National Director for Administration – Level 7 (2008 – 2009)
Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Timor-Leste
Mobile: +447770279986

“My father does not have his blood drenched the land of Maubere people for nothing so that opportunist like Zacarias can have his free hand on me” says Felizberto.
The statements provided by Felizberto de Araujo Duarte, former National Director for Administration for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Timor-Leste from 2008 to 2009, through this Press Release are supported by proofs and in certain cases, references to where confirmations are obtainable will be indicated. Unfortunately, the Press Release issued by the “Minister” Zacarias Albano da Costa could not and will never provide the public with proofs or indications of references for confirmation or for further investigation purposes.

Following the Press Release by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Timor-Leste dated 3 May 2010, Felizberto de Araujo Duarte, who was the former National Director for Administration for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Timor-Leste wishes to reiterate and underscores the followings:
a). Statement by Zacarias Albano da Costa:
The existence of a contract to provide these kinds of services was recommended by the then National Director of Administration, Mr. Felisberto Araújo in order to expedite the payment procedures that at times were late by more than three months.

Counter Argument by Felizberto de Araujo Duarte,
1. Felizberto has never recommended in whatever form, verbally or written, which could be confirmed. Therefore, Zacarias Albano da Costa issued a misleading and deceptive statement which amounts to a public lie. He is a professional con (liar) that must not be trusted. Kindly ask Zacarias to show the evidence that Felizberto recommended Megatours for the purpose of expediting the payments to the company. There is nothing of this sort of recommending a travel agency to enter into a contract with the government for the sole purpose of expediting the payments. Such statement by Zacarias demonstrated that prior approval by Zacarias has already been obtained for the purchases of all ticket and hotels from Megatours and that it was only required a contract to expedite the process as Zacarias indicated. A statement which backfired Zacarias himself. A liar who tried to invent a lie, but ended up lying to himself.
2. Zacarias Albano da Costa can not find any piece of evidence indicating that Felizberto personally recommended that the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Timor-Leste to enter into agreement with Megatours in order to expedite the payment of airline tickets and hotels to the company. A person who signed on the contract could not at the same time recommend for approval because final approval was the indication of the signing of the contract. As per Timorese procurement law, the person who is authorised to approve is not the person who recommends for approval. (Reader who wants to verify, please contact Mr. Francisco Burlaku). Thus, Felizberto could not sign the contract and at the same time recommended the contract. Zacarias could not have his cake and ate it too. Only a retard would think of it as possible.

a. The contract was signed by Felizberto and Eduardo Massa, Director for Megatours in October 2008. (
b. In a statement to Jose Belo, Journalist from Tempo Semanal, Mr. Eduardo Massa denied ever signing a contract with Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Timor-Leste. Why did he need to lie? He lied because he was trying to cover up the contract? Why? Because ever since Felizberto was no longer the National Director of Administration they assumed that the doctored contract could just be literally forgotten and no one would be making it an issue which could jeopardize the position of the Minister and that of Megatours’ business interest.
Here is the excerpt of conversation of Jose Belo from Tempo Semanal with Eduardo Massa, Director of Megatours, Tempo Semanal publication dated 3rd May 2010, “Director of Megatours Agency categorically denied of having ever signed a contract on 14 October 2008. “Everyone said that I (Eduardo Massa) have signed a contract with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs despite in those days the Ministry took the decision to continue doing business with Megatours,” says Eduardo shaking his head. (
c. Why should a company feel that they were obliged to change certain invoices to protect Zacarias? Because they were profiting by protecting him from being found in investigation in the future, should there be one. What Megatours has done was to improperly solicit the National Director for Administration to collude in creating bogus invoices in the presence of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, which Felizberto denied as detailed in his public position from his official correspondence to Eduardo Massa dated 16 September 2009 with Oficio no. 20/DN DADM. (
d. Why was a Director for a travel agency courageous enough to do that in the presence of the Minister as detailed in Eduardo’s email (refer to He was courageous enough because he was the long-time friend of Zacarias, as confessed to Felizberto and the former Director for Division of Finance, who has already resigned, at the Sporting Restaurant, opposite the Dili wharf. In his conversation, Eduardo said that he and Zacarias were running to the border in their twenties when Fretilin was organizing a counter-coup. And the fact that Zacarias was a former Director of Megatours. There was a conflict of interest of course.
e. The contract was signed in 2008 and then it was never enforced, but was kept hidden away. Only Felizberto, Eduardo Massa and Zacarias Albano da Costa have the contract.
In the statement by Zacarias in his Press Release stating that “the contract was to expedite the process of payments to the company”, Felizberto provides the following analysis:

•If the contract was never enforced, how could you expedite the process of payments by using an unenforced contract? The answer was no. Therefore, the statement of Zacarias in relation to non-enforcement of contract to expedite payments owed is in itself flawed, contradictory and misleading as well as deceiving the general public. Zacarias is in fact a liar.
•Kindly consider, if the contract was not enforced/used in conjunction with Government CPVs (payment papers) related to tickets and hotels, could Megatours wait until now for payments from 2008 until the contract is enforced? Megatours could literally be out of business if it chose the option. In fact, payments were being regularly paid. Where can you find proofs of payments being regularly paid? 1. CPVs located at Foreign Affairs, with original copies with National Director of Treasury (contact, Ms. Sarah Lobo Brites), 2. Contact the Banking and Payments Authority because they remit the payments to the beneficiary bank of Megatours (contact Ms. Nur Aini Alkatiri). These are references indicating where someone can easily trace regular payments from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Timor-Leste to Megatours.
 •Why payments to Megatours were sometimes late?
Here are the facts confirmable to the Director General of State Finance, National Directorate of Procurement headed now, by Mr. Manuel Monteiro:
Despite in August 2008, procurement to Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been decentralized - meaning that Ministry of Foreign Affairs could establish and approve its own purchases of Goods and Services up to USD$100,000, without having to resort to the Central Procurement at the Ministry for Finance – however, all Purchase Orders (POs) were still being issued and approved for at the National Director for Procurement, Ministry of Finance. Therefore, the time it took was quite lengthy, because almost all Ministries were having their Pos produced at the Central Procurement.

An example is provided;

Ministry of Foreign Affairs received an invoice from Megatours. Then, a CPV was raised, and delivered to National Director for Treasury, Ministry of Finance. A waiting time of several days or more is required. CPV needed to be picked up by Foreign Affairs staff back to the Procurement Unit of Foreign Affairs. CPV and procurement document were delivered back to the Procurement Unit of Ministry of Finance. Then, they were delivered back again to Foreign Affairs and then the documents were delivered back to National Directorate of Treasury. From there, it will be up to the Directorate to expedite the process of payments to Banking and Payments Authority, which will transmit the monies owed, after completing their own internal administration. For this process to run smoothly there was an assumption that there was no problem in the middle of this whole process. This alone could have taken closer to two months. If anyone required to sign the papers were sick, sudden unplanned travel to districts to pay for wages to pay for old age parents, have their drawers locked up, incomplete form, directors in constant meetings, overseas travel budget depleted and virements (new transfers) were needed and the like, the process could take months and a lot of running around. The whole of virement process could itself take up to two to three weeks to come through the system for National Directorate to debit the budget line. Where can you confirm? Current staff at Foreign Affairs, and the government institutions mentioned above. Alternatively, contact any serving Director of any Ministry about payments processed through the Ministry for Finance. They will provide an objective indication of how soon funds reached the beneficiary accounts.
Line of Thought:

Megatours > MFA > Treasury MOF > MFA > Procurment MOF > MFA > Treasury MOF > BPA > Beneficiary Bank > Client Account (Megatours) – assuming no virements required or no administrative problems.

General Conclusion:

1. Zacarias Albano da Costa lied to the public because Felizberto has never recommended Megatours.
2. A person who authorises could not at the same time recommend for approval because final approval was the signing of the contract. Thus, Felizberto could not sign the contract and at the same time recommended the contract. Therefore, Zacarias Albano da Costa needs to have his logical corrected, because Zacarias is in fact a liar whose statements are themselves conflicting.
3. Eduardo Massa lied to Journalist, Jose Belo of Tempo Semanal that Eduardo never signed the contract. A lie to protect a close friend and a former Director of Megatours, Zacarias Albano da Costa. Fortunately, the journalist had the contract at hand.
4. For a company to improperly solicit changes of invoices containing damages information to the Minister if found by auditor, in the presence of the Minister himself indicated that indeed certain individuals were and are profiting from this business. Who? Eduardo Massa and, of course, WE KNOW WHO.
5. An unenforced contract could not be used to expedite the process of payments if the contract itself was never used. If a help was at hand, but was never used, how could you say that it was helpful. Zacarias is in fact a liar.
6. Felizberto provides statements backed by proofs and wherever possible, indications of where people can go to investigate for confirmations; whereas Zacarias Albano da Costa did not. Zacarias simply made a political statement based on unfounded accusations. A professional con he is and a person who does not deserve a ministerial position whatsoever in 2012. People who vote for him will literally sell their souls to devil.
b). Statement by Zacarias Albano da Costa,“Moreover, it is questionable that a public servant that was dismissed from his duties by order of the Comissão da Função Pública, following a disciplinary procedure for irregular conduct, is coming now throwing accusations from his own misconduct.
Counter Argument by Felizberto de Araujo Duarte:
Mr. Felizberto entered the Foreign Affairs of Timor-Leste as a Cooperative Services Consultant – therefore he was not a public servant – a contractor undertaking the duties and responsibilities of National Director of Administration (copy of the contract held at the Division for Human Resources, Ministry of Foreign Affairs). He neither applied for nor requested the post.
Therefore, Felizberto was not a permanent public servant, but a contractor, appointed to assume the duties and responsibilities of a public servant. According to Law No. 5/2009 de 15 de Julho (First Ammendment of Law n.º 8/2004, of 16 June), article 3, there exist public servant and agent of public administration. As such, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Timor-Leste was wrong and continued to be a liar in asserting that Felizberto was a public servant. Felizberto was in fact an agent of public administration, not a public servant. (link to law -
In addition, the management presented Felizberto the position of National Director for Administration, literally on a silver plate. Felizberto was then given all the procurement and financial powers, where by law only the Minister for Foreign Affairs can possess, through delegations of authorities – thus bypassing the Secretary General, Ms. Vicky Tchong, the second person after the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Timor-Leste. Why such tremendous authorities be entrusted upon him, rather than to the Secretary General, Vicky Tchong who is a permanent staff, an experienced administrator, a former Director of Administration herself, a diplomat? It was a general knowledge that the Minister was suspicious of her, as confirmed through Feliciano da Costa that Vicky might be a Fretilin sympathiser. Other assumptions were that Vicky was a tough negotiator that Zacarias did not always get his way without a tough talking from her. Should readers wish to provide confirmation, talk to any senior staff at the Ministry or diplomats posted overseas, majority will confirm that Vicky is not easily fooled or influenced.
For a Foreign Minister to have invested a lot of trust in financial and procurement matters in Felizberto surpassing that of all other staff, including the second person of the Ministry, the Secretary General, indicated that Zacarias has complete trust in Felizberto. Here are the proofs: ( or see attachment)
Therefore, for Zacarias to turn around and called Felizberto a dishonest was something inversely untrue and unfounded. Zacarias could not be bestowing more powers to Felizberto if Felizberto was a dishonest person. In conclusion, Zacarias Albano da Costa is in fact a liar.
c). Statement by Zacarias Albano da Costa, …..following a disciplinary procedure for irregular conduct.”

Counter Statement by Felizberto de Araujo Duarte:
Zacarias Albano da Costa has stop short at pointing out that the disciplinary procedure for irregular conduct was in fact in relation to the recruitment of permanent staff to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Timor-Leste. Failure to add those details, Zacarias intentionally disseminate improper, biased, untruthful and opportunistic statements about Felizberto so as to improperly conclude that such irregular conduct could amount to fund mismanagement. The irregular conduct as championed by Eng. Liborio Pereira was unfounded, baseless, and false accusations agreed upon only by himself without the majority vote of the members of Public Service Commission. Proofs presented by the petitioners were a complete forgery of signatures and name.
In conclusion, the disciplinary procedure for irregular conduct did not have anything to do with monetary matters. It is something completely of administrative issue. Thus, for Zacarias to present vague/blur information, could only by attributed to his opportunistic behaviours as shown now and then as and when the time fits his political agenda.
d). Statement by Zacarias Albano da Costa, “It is also appalling that a newspaper and its editor that previously had a reputation for high professionalism have engaged in this kind of attacks without checking the credibility of the source and the motives behind these unfounded suspicions:
Counter Argument by Felizberto de Araujo Duarte:
It is ridiculous that a Foreign Minister of an independent country issued such statement despite having the full knowledge of the facts at hand.
1. Are the proofs presented credible? Yes, they are because the Zacarias has a copy of the contract, letter that was written by Felizberto de Araujo Duarte was signed for by the recipients, an email from Mr. Eduardo Massa was also copied to many staff private emails used to communicate official correspondences given the fact that government official email was not always trustworthy to work properly, many staff also received the information in their official emails.
2. Private meetings with Mr. Eduardo Massa in restaurant in Sagres Garden was confirmed by Mr. Eduardo Massa himself and can also be confirmed by those attending the private lunch. The driver of Zacarias Albano da Costa, Mr. Azu, who transported the Minister there.
Therefore, for Zacarias to counter the credibility of the facts presented was like throwing the blames at others, as Zacarias has always been good at. For a leader to hide away from taking on responsibility is no leader at all, but an opportunist seeking out solely for better days and as such public should watch out in not voting for this opportunist in 2012.
3. Whose credibility was questionable?
Zacarias must not forget that his SMS resignation to the Prime Minister in which he sent, but he lied the entire country that he never sent the SMS has already put his credibility in question. He is in fact a liar, a leader that must not be trusted. A Foreign Minister could have known better how to properly conceal a lie, but what Zacarias has done was unacceptable, unjustifiable and ridiculous for a Foreign Minister to do so. Thus, whose credibility is in tatters? It is that of Zacarias, not Felizberto, and not even that of Jornal Tempo Semanal. Zacarias finally conceded to Prime Minister's pressure to admit to his own mistake because for Zacarias the Chinese made furniture at Foreign Affairs is just to good to let go.
For Zacarias to lie about the SMS to the entire world, should the people believe in Zacarias now? His SMS lies are in fact the build up of all the lies, deceits and opportunistic manoeuvres at the Administration of Foreign Affairs, which he has always get away with, this include resignation of Felizberto from his position on 23 October 2009.
Furthermore, relating to credibility and moral values, here is a comment from a Timorese friend who attended the meeting with Zacarias in Dunggannon, Northern Ireland several months ago, “Zacarias came to Dunggannon, but we did not know his objective. In the middle of his discourse, he, all of a sudden, mentions about himself being brutalized due to love affair by people and Zacarias refers that the issue is not true. Nevertheless, the Timorese who are present are confused. Who asked the question? Why does Zacarias mention about his personal life. No care and no one ask. Is it a matter of national interest?” Thus, for Zacarias to waste public money to travel all the way to Northern Ireland, for the simple task of discussing his own personal life was much more important and everything else.
e). Statement by Zacarias Albano da Costa, “H.E. the Minister for Foreign Affairs, in light of these allegations, will write upon his arrival in Timor Leste a letter to the Vice Prime Minister Coordinator for Management of Administrative Affairs of the State, requesting a thorough investigation by the Office of the Inspector General.”

Counter Argument by Felizberto de Araujo Duarte:
In Indonesian there is a saying, “tong kosong nyaring bunyinya”. An empty bin sounds very loud. Mr. Mario is also a founder of PSD party from which Zacarias was “properly” elected to the President of PSD. It is not doubted that his investigation benefited only Zacarias, or this is simply a threat from Zacarias to silence Felizberto.

Advisors to the Foreign Affairs Ministry:
There are three advisors appointed, not recruited to work at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, as such violating the recruitment procedures for contracted staff.
1. Crisodio de Araujo received a monthly USD$2,500 with the duties of a Portuguese Teacher. For one year, he never taught Portuguese at Foreign Affairs. Kindly ask anyone at Foreign Affairs whether they received Portuguese classes from Crisodio. The Minister, without the consent of Felizberto, because Felizberto was of the opinion that the person who never exercised his duties must never have his contract renewed, but terminated. It is a corrupt of the people’s money to renew the contract. All the more so, the contract was even without the knowledge of the Secretary General of the Ministry. This person received money for free and was never properly recruited. This person ended up having his contracted renewed to a monthly salary of more than USD$3,800 at the expiration of the old contract.
Felizberto wrote a statement to the Office of Inspector General with regard to this person, when Inspector General was undertaking an investigation at the Foreign Affairs. What happened? The Inspector General did nothing, but issued a broad statement to the media indicating only that at the Foreign Affairs there was maladministration, but stopped short of mentioning that Felizberto ordered the staff to inform the investigators that Zacarias travelled with a lot of advance and used that as perdiem whereas the perdiem was kept unused. And that the maladministration also related to the irregular contracts of these three advisors. These were the truth, but the Inspector General failed to acknowledge them appropriately – leaving the general public to assume that it was Felizberto who should be held accountable. For those who told the truth, they would be victimized. The only solution of seeking for truth was through active political participation in the future.

2. Joao Tavares received USD$10,000 gross per month, plus a business ticket return ticket (Dili <> Lisbon). The Senior Management has never seen any report of his work, but this gentleman continues to receive salary. When the contract was renewed to the second month, Joao received still received USD$10,000 plus the business return ticket. This gentleman was also not properly recruited, but he was just taken in.

3. Maria Gabriela Carrascallao Heard received USD$6,500 per month and wanted a lot more such as a government vehicle, a mobile phone and a sim card. Felizberto ended up not giving her the vehicle she wanted because at that time many of the directors of the Ministry did not have official cars. How could an advisor wanted a car whilst Directors were riding motorbikes? Because of her persistent request for official sim card, Felizberto has to sacrifice the official sim-card of the Director for Finance Division for this Maria, and after the Director for Finance Division conceded for fear of Zacarias.
The proofs of all the contracts are kept at the Division for Human Resources. There is no document indicating that any panel ever interview this people. The Finance Ministry has all the contracts because they processed the payment requests from Foreign Affairs.

Funeral Payment to Staff Member of Zacarias
In case Zacarias has forgotten that Agostinho Barreto’s father passed away last year. Zacarias ever recalled having left some advance money with this person in Bali? Can government advance be used for funeral purposes of political staff?
Probably Zacarias is senile enough to remember that an Angguna (mini-truck) was fully loaded with all sorts of things bound for this staff’s house. No other staff has received such treatment, but for Zacarias’ it was a must. Where were all the receipts? Zacarias wanted me to point them out?

Overseas Travel Advance
Each time Zacarias left abroad, how much advances were taken? Finance Ministry has all the record.
Who used all the advances? They were Zacarias and the members of delegation, most often the political staff who always accompanied the Minister.
Advance became perdiem and then pediem was kept and brought back home? Do I make false statement? Here is how people can investigate? 1. Look at the CPV for perdiem. 2. Look at the CPV for advance. 3. Look at the Advance Report. From this three point of view, it can be seen that perdiem just stayed in the pocket. This was how the overseas travel budget was quickly depleted and those who travelled a lot were receiving too much money for perdiem. So at Foreign Affairs, the more you travel with advance, the more you are able to make a lot of perdiem kept in the pocket. If you do that in two years, you are able to buy land, build nice house and have your own beauty Salon, despite having only a monthly salary of USD$400.
Thus, it was Zacarias who has constantly travelled and ended up depleting the overseas travel budget, for paying tickets, perdiem which was kept and brought back, advance which as to act as alternative perdiem, not as a contingency fund, used only in matter of emergency. Given the fact that Zacarias always travelled with a lot of people, constantly in the company of secretary, chief of staff and administrative staff, there people ended up fattening their pockets with a lot of perdiems because their too used the advance that the Minister requested to fund their overseas expenses. Hotels were not paid for with their perdiems, but advance was 100% used instead.

Non-renewal of Contract
Why does Zacarias accept to renew others’ temporary contracts and refuse to renew Felizberto’s sister-in-law’s contract without providing a reason? What sort of a Minister Zacarias is, favouring some and disliking others. Only a person of no leadership quality could do that.

Misuse of Public Funds at Embassies
What has Zacarias done to former Ambassador Nelson Santos? What has Zacarias done to Jose Amorim Dias? Felizberto was the Director who deducted their monthly living allowances to cover up the losses they incur on the Embassies’ budget. Therefore, Felizberto has shown the courage to confront those that misuse public funds.
Conclusion, who is Zacarias then in light of all these? Is Zacarias a credible and honest Minister? A person who sit by and did nothing could be considered a credible person with worthwhile and believable stories? A person whose personal grudge against one man ended up running amuck and hurting other innocent bystanders – terminating the staff contract at Foreign Affairs. It is the reader who will decide.

This list is not exhaustive.
How They Oust Felizberto de Araujo Duarte (Tony) from National Directorate of Administration
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Timor-Leste
When the time is right, Felizberto will present the evidence for investigation by the Anti Corruption Commission
Through lies, deceits, and political manoeuvres, they managed to get Felizberto de Araujo Duarte left the Ministry. Facts, proofs and indications of where confirmation could be found and investigated are all presented here.
The case commenced with the recruitment of permanent public servant for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, in which the Ministry was itself responsible.
There were more than five juries in the panel; each designed their own questions to be collected for correction after the completion of the exams.

The juries were:

Ms. Vicky Tchong, Secretary General

Mr. Felizberto de Araujo Duarte, National Director for Administration

Mr. Jose Amorim Dias, National Director for Protocol, Legal and Consular Affairs

Mr. Constancio Pinto, National Director for External Relations

Mr. Roberto Soares, National Director for Cooperation and Regional Integration

Mr. Alexandre Corterreal and another lady from Public Service Commission.

1. There was no official results announced yet. No interview date, no psycho test, but a bunch of petitioners gathered around and accused Felizberto of practicing Corruption, Collusion and Nepotism.
2. Director Jose Amorim Dias has never wanted to return several of the documents that he corrected. Until now, Felizberto has never seen the document. This was a conspiracy to knowingly withhold them to prolong the process and invite the Minister’s anger because the Minister during a general staff meeting has threatened to dismiss Felizberto and Vicky if the recruitment process was not expedited.
Director of Jose Amorim Dias was the former Ambassador of Timor-Leste to Brussels who wrote in his email to Felizberto saying that he unable to produce his bank statement because his bank statement was left in Timor-Leste and that his present bank statement was kept at the Central Bank. Was this story a believable story?
The reason Felizberto wanted Jose Amorim’s personal bank statement because Jose Amorim has used the Embassy’s goods and services to pay for his personal rental, which Jose Amorim should have used his own personal allowances separately remitted to his own account. Whenever asked, Jose Amorim always said that all the personal allowance sent, the Bank in Brussels deducted them all and for that reason Jose Amorim used the Embassy’s money to pay for his personal rental. Because of this irregularity, Felizberto took the decision to cut whatever moneis still owed from Jose Amorim’s allowance and return the government’s moneis.
Zacarias was copied the email conversation, but he opted to do nothing about it. Why in the face of apparent mismanagement of public funds has Zacarias chosen to stay silent? ( or see attachment)
3. Ambassador Roberto Soares. This Ambassador provided a false statement to investigating member of public service commission by saying that he has given his answers to questions designed by him to Felizberto before the exam. However, it was after the exam that the Secretary General sent an email to juries to request that they submit their individual answers and Roberto Soares confirmed to that email. Therefore, who was a liar in this case? It was Roberto Soares’ brother that was also one of the petitioners wanted to oust Felizberto from Foreign Affairs. ( or see attachment)
4. Public Service Commission never presented to Felizberto the declarations that they acquired from Director Constancio Pinto and Alexandre Cortereal. Why Public Service Commission need to hide them? Was there conspiracy?
According to the Law on the establishment of the Public Service Commission (Parliament Law no. 7/2009, article 14, subsection 4, in which it states, “As deliberações da Comissão são aprovadas por maioria, estando presentes no mínimo três comissários/the deliberations of the Commission are adopted by majority vote, being present at least three commissioners”. Thus, decisions could only be taken after majority voting by members of public service commission. The President of Public Service Commission cannot issue an administratively binding decision without the majority voting, as confirmed by a member of the Public Service Comission.

Kindly have a look at the following facts:
1. President of Public Service Comission issued a statement to temporarily suspend Felizberto from National Director for Administration without the voting of any members. Proof? Commissioner Olandina Caeiro was still away overseas, and Felizberto paid for her salary at Foreign Affairs. Ms. Olandina, at that time, worked for Foreign Affairs. Commissioner Abel Ximenes knew nothing of this case.
Therefore, who has made a mistake here? Why should President of Public Service Commission issue a decision on suspension without the voting of members as required by law? This was an abuse of power. Was there any political intervention?
2. The petitioners led by Elisa da Silva, never presented any proof, but only declarations with distorted information. No one could come up with proofs of their accusation. Elisa da Silva falsified two signatures and one name (Herminia). This name did not exist. How could Elisa da Silva falsified the signatures and name of other people to accuse Felizberto and to make matter worse, Public Service Commission did not bother at all along with Zacarias. All these people are now still working for Foreign Affairs as if nothing has happened at all.
Falsifying signatures can be imprisoned for three years or fined, as per the criminal penal code of Timor-Leste, but there was neither any action or punishment from the Ministry or the Public Service Commission. Where were the proofs? Members of Commissioners have all the proof, a copy was given to the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Prosecutor General. Anyone who wishes to clarify may contact them.
3. On the day the suspension was issued, Felizberto left at about 08:00 in the evening. The next day, the Secretary General spotted the window of Felizberto’s office was been forcibly opened; whilst the night before she herself closed the window. There were a couple of shoe prints on the window leading into the office. A complete report could be obtained from the Secretary General. Why would someone sneak into Felizberto’s office, at night, on the day he left the office whilst there were private security guards guarding the Ministry? Was this person looking or stealing something? It was quite obvious that someone was there with no good motives. Just as Zacarias said in his Press Release, “someone with an ulterior motive” who would stop at nothing, but to ensure that Felizberto was of the Ministry.
4. On a Saturday, several days after the announcement of the illegal suspension by the President of the Public Service Commissions, the computer belonging to a staff at the National Directorate of Administration who was close to Felizberto was tampered with. Another computer that belonged to the staff at the Division of Human Resources has its wireless antenna broken. The person(s) attempted to copy the hard drive looking for incriminating evidences. Unfortunately, they, as Felizberto, knew too well would uncover nothing, because the first computer has been moved and staff were previously told to be watchful of their files. Someone was practising a 007 spy looking for something, but the techniques used were that of a triple zero (000), not clever enough but leaving a messy trail.
3. After detecting that there were manipulations in all these decisions, Felizberto wrote a letter of resignation to the Zacarias? Proof? Zacarias signed the resignation letter of Felizberto, which was sent to Zacarias on 23 October 2009.
Here is the letter of resignation signed by Zacarias Albano da Costa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Timor-Leste: ( or see attachment)
Now, for Zacarias to issue a Press Release saying that Felizberto was dismissed was false and Zacarias is in fact a liar. Felizberto could not be dismissed because the Minister has signed his resignation letter. Felizberto legally resigned and that is the political position of Felizberto.
4. One day before Felizberto resigned on 23 October 2009, Public Service Commission led by Liborio discussed the case of Felizberto with the newly sworn members of Public Service Commission. The decision that they took at that time was that to extend the suspension to further investigate the truth. The result of the meeting was confirmed to Alexandre Cortereal, a member of Public Service Commission. In addition, Eng. Liborio mentioned to the members of Public Service Commission that Felizberto has used USD$100,000 and that Felizberto did not provide invoices. Why would Eng. Liborio make this false statement to the members of Public Service Commission whereas no money was missing at Foreign Affairs under the care of Felizberto as the National Director for Administration, which could be verified to Ministry of Finance? Were these political interference and collusion of some sort to influence the decision of the members of Public Service Commission? Eng. Liborio Pereira was not as neutral as he was trying to portray himself. He has something to answer to the Anti Corruption Commission.
Neither Felizberto nor the former Director for the Finance Division held cash for the Ministry. Cash was being kept at a safe, whose combination and keys were kept by Finance Officers. It was strange indeed for the President of the Public Service Commission to come up with a bogus statement, not knowing the facts. Proof? Please contact the Secretary General of the Ministry, who would tell you that neither Felizberto nor former Director for Finance Division held the money in their office, because neither of them had safe located in their respective office.
Strangely, on 26 October 2009 at 06:00 in the evening, a staff from Public Service Commission brought a letter to Felizberto’s house with a cover letter dated 26 October 2009, attached with a decision by President of Public Service Commission, Eng. Liborio Pereira stating that Felizberto’s contract has been terminated on 22 October 2009. Felizberto then went to the house of Member of Parliament of Arao Noel who straightaway telephoned Alexandre Cortereal who confirmed through the telephone that there was no such decision on termination of contract, but to extend the suspension to find the truth because there existed forgery of signatures and name in accusation against Felizberto.
Letter from Public Service Commission with cover letter 26 October 2009, please see or see attachment.
Now, why would Eng. Liborio Pereira invent the decision of the members of the Public Service Commission? Why after all Felizberto has resigned and the resignation letter signed by Zacarias, but they had to go through all the troubles of manipulating and backdating to one day before Felizberto resigned? Someone at Foreign Affairs who travelled too much and used up all the moneis and then misused the Advance of the Government and was desperate to find a scapegoat to blame for these mistakes. It was not good that Felizberto resigned, but it would be better if they manipulated the entire process and tried to portray that Felizberto was dismissed in order to throw all the blames to Felizberto.
In conclusion, Felizberto resigned on 23 October 2009 as confirmed by signature of Zacarias. On 22 October 2009, members of Public Service Commission held a meeting and agreed to extend suspension of Felizberto because there existed falsification of signatures and name done by the accusers. And the President of Public Service Commission sent a letter dated 26 October 2009 stating that Felizberto’s contract was terminated on 22 October 2009. Isn’t it strange? Thus, there existed high level political cover up.
Felizberto has all the proofs he needs and will hand over to the Anti Corruption Commission. Eng. Liborio Pereira must be investigated and be held accountable for wrongful and manipulation of decision. Elisa da Silva along with her accomplices must also be held accountable and be thrown into prison for falsifying signatures and name. Member of Jury who provided false signed declaration must be investigated and dismissed from Foreign Affairs.
Last but not least, Felizberto wishes to extend his gratitude for Vicky Tchong, the Secretary General of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Timor-Leste, “Vicky, as I have told in the presence of everyone on my birthday that for whatever assistance and opportunity you have given me, I am forever in your debt. You have contributed a lot for the Ministry and let no opportunist set you aside without a fight. Ministry of Foreign of Timor-Leste does not belong to Zacarias. You too can make a good politician”.
Rest assured that Felizberto will stop at nothing, but finding the justice for all these. Time may go by, but justice must be served and those involved must be punished. Political future of Timor-Leste rests at the hand of its youth and Felizberto will certainly be making part of it.
Felizberto will not be able to have a quiet life, unless he sees all of them face the justice rightfully deserve. For a person who has been wrongfully denied justice, he/she has all the rights to pursue it to the bitter end.