domingo, 16 de janeiro de 2011



Dili – 29th June 2007

An Address from His Excellency, President Xanana Gusmao.

“Our blessed country has suffered much, its people have lost their lives because of our country’s destiny and the inalienable pursuit of freedom. Of those great, everyday heroes who fell throughout the decades, many without graves, their legacy now falls to the next generation who continue to face the same fears of death through a cruel twist of fate: from hunger, sickness, bombardments, and bullets.

“Our humble people have accepted unthinkable sacrifices in the name of independence, they have risen beyond fury and grief, disbelief and heartache - to stand united as a sovereign nation relentless in its pursuit of independence. Despite all hardship, the East Timorese continue the naturalistic instinct to strive for democratic plurality.

“For 24 years we strove to receive our god given rights as independent citizens through war, internment, destruction and devastation. We survived and we stayed true to our dreams.

“At the beginning of our journey, we stood alone as a people. It was a long struggle, fighting side by side as brethren against injustice, but slowly our fate was granted. With global acknowledgement after a heroic fight for what was just, and what was our divine right, we now stand united as a recognized independent country.

“Although we gained our independence, over the past five years we have struggled, once again, against a deep loss of spirit. Our newfound sovereignty has been fractured and challenged by a Fretilin parliament that bred contempt, nepotism, corruption and arrogance. The country’s leadership has created a culture of impudence, with disregard for humanity, ignoring the moral laws of civil liberties and impeding the democratic rights promised to our humble citizens at the heart of our young constitution.

“Because of this, CNRT was resurrected, to reconstruct all that is fundamentally unjust with our nation at the hands of the Fretilin leadership.

“I have traveled throughout the country, from the East to the West declaring my promise to reconstruct a rightful system that protects the poor from further hardship. To reform a government that is immobilized by inaction and to establish an administration system that reflects the true notions of rightful democratic doctrines. I reaffirmed my commitment to serve and not lead, to listen and not thwart, to engage in international dialogue seeking immediate relief to our weakest and poor. I vowed to access all avenues available to ease suffering, to rebuild systems under accountable and transparent judicial mandates, and to hold every elected and local official answerable to moral and ethical scrutiny.

“Assuming the role of Prime Minister upon election, my inherent duty would be to change the culture of governance in our great nation by promoting the fundamental principles of compassion, action and service. This would be teamed with radical reform, educating the assembly of due process, checks and balances, lawfulness and above all, progressive adoption of decentralization to enter a new era of compatibility between cities, districts and villages. I will work to establish a cohesive union of sovereignty based on the groundling principles of a free and fair democratic state - this is a national priority, and this should not be hard with a unified spirit of healing and reconciliation, reaching all aspects of our collective consciousness.

“We are only at the beginning of our journey as a young nation, we are buoyant and can overcome the obstacles created by the heartless regime of Fretilin.

“We have yet to embrace our unique culture and develop an infrastructure upon our natural and god given talents as a creative and strong race, driven from the soul of independence. We have yet to invest in our potential as a nation and embrace the foundations of industry, driven independently by our own citizens. We have yet to replace the fighting spirit with the entrepreneurial spirit, by investing in our local businesses. We have yet to foster a spirit of global confidence, attracting investment, import, export and tourism into our fledgling economy.

“We have yet to begin to achieve and strive for greatness, for we as a race collectively have achieved greatness once before, upon gaining our independence, and we as a race will achieve greatness once again.

“So as we enter into the legislative elections I say to the people of East Timor, I will not rest until every man woman and child in East Timor has received access to the fundamental necessities, from a government willing to service the needs of our valued citizens. The rights to food, shelter, access to clean water, electricity, sanitation, free education, medical facilities, living free of fear, protected against crime and corruption by a lawful and professional police force - these are the necessities we as a government are charged with ensuring.

“I will guarantee the sovereign pillars of our nation and will work tirelessly to protect all civil liberties and defend inalienable rights inherent upon birth. I will not rest until the next generation of leaders embrace the doctrines and values set forth in global free and fair democracies, and can represent our country with the pride of excellence in striving for what is just, eradicating the state of poverty and replacing it with a nation rich with development and progress.

“My opposition has said I will not face defeat, they are correct in that I will not face defeat in allowing impoverishment to continue through generations. I have campaigned for these basic principles throughout my life, as an elected official, a fighter for freedom and as a citizen; this has been my calling to my country and to God.

“These are my promises and the promises of the party that I represent, CNRT, whose tenancy will be one that will serve as a model for good governance founded on a strong moral and ethical compass and guided by the philosophy of honor and duty to self and to country.

“I call on all brave citizens of East Timor to vote with their hearts and vote for our future in a spirit of peace and unity.

“May God Bless Our Great Nation”

Indonesia backs E.Timor's Asean membership bid

Domingo, 16 de Janeiro de 2011

. - Agence France-Presse -01/16/2011

MEDANA—Indonesia on Sunday voiced support for East Timor's bid to join the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
"Asean now has 10 members and we've heard that Timor Leste wishes to join and we openly support it," Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa told reporters, using the country's official name.
There has been no formal discussion on the membership yet "but Timor Leste has already conveyed its wish openly," he said at a retreat for the regional bloc's foreign ministers on the island of Lombok.

His comments demonstrate how the relationship between Jakarta and Dili has improved in recent years.

East Timor, a former Portuguese colony, was invaded by Indonesia in 1975 as it moved toward formal independence, starting a brutal 24-year occupation.

It won its freedom in a 1999 UN-backed referendum marred by violence that left an estimated 1,400 people dead as Indonesian-backed militias laid waste to much of the country in a scorched earth campaign that displaced hundreds of thousands.

East Timor gained formal independence in 2002.

A reconciliation commission established jointly by East Timor and Indonesia found in 2008 that while gross human rights were committed by Indonesian forces, there should be no more trials and no further arrests.

Indonesia this year assumes the revolving chairmanship of the 10-member Asean from Vietnam, and will host the group's annual summit and related meetings, steering the agenda for the year.

Besides Indonesia and Vietnam, the other Asean members are Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.


16 de Janeiro de 2011-

Fretilin membru Parlamentu Nasionál, Estanislau da Silva kritika makaas Ministériu Saúde tuir planu atu harii farmásia privadu ida iha Ospitál Nasionál Gido Valadares.
MP da Silva hateten Ministeriu nia planu atu harii farmásia privadu lahanoin katak nasaun ida ne’e implementa sistema saude gratuita. Haree ba ekonomia jeralmente ema labele atu sosa aimoruk.

Da Sila hatutan katak Ministériu Saude bele hamatan ba farmasia privdu sira no laoos harii fali farmásia iha kampaun HNGV, maibé tenki iha liur.

Ko’alia ba jornalista, sidadaun Indonézia ida ne’ebé mós na’in ba Farmásia ne’e hateten katak nia hetan autorizasaun hosi administrasaun HNGV atu harii farmásia iha ne’ebá. Iha resposta, Ministru Saude, Nelson Martins dehan katak sira halo planu atu harii farmásia ne’ebé refere atu fasilita pasien sira ho folin ne’ebé baratu no sira lapresiza atu ba sosa to dook hosi HNGV.

“Dalabarak pasien sira tenki sosa aimoruk sai dook hosi ospitál; tamba ne’e sira halo planu atu harii farmásia hodi fo alternativu ba sira no laoos atu obriga sira hodi sosa iha ne’ebá,” katak Martins.

Martins hatutan katak konstituisaun hateten katak nasaun ne’e implementa sistema saude gratuita, maibé iha lei mós hodi harii ida ne’e. Josmel

National Parliament passes Budget in Generality with positive and constructive debate‏

Segunda-feira, 17 de Janeiro de 2011

The Secretary of State for the Council of Ministers and Official Spokesperson for the Government of Timor-Leste
Ágio Pereira

January 14, 2011

Díli, Timor-Leste

National Parliament passed Budget in Generality with positive and
constructive debate

The National Parliament concluded the first round of debates on the 2011 State Budget with the budget being passed in generality with a vote of 43 in favor, 21 against with 1 absentee. The debate was considered highly productive with thoughtful and constructive input coming from all members of the National Parliament.

Prime Minister Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão opened the budget debate earlier this week by describing the nation as being “at the dawn of a decade that can be historical for Timor- Leste in economic terms.” After pointing to the many indicators that show recent improvement in the country he stressed “these indicators are only of value if the Timorese are able to feel a difference in their daily lives, but they nevertheless provide unquestionable evidence that our efforts so far have been successful.”

The proposed Budget of US$985 million is the largest to date and commits to major investments into Infrastructure and Human Capital required to develop the nation and further reduce poverty which has thus far declined by 9% since 2007 with a targeted spend by the Government of $1.4 billion.

Two Special Funds were proposed that will ensure better coordination of investment and development projects, as well as their gradual and multiyear planning and monitoring. $317.3 million, covering multiyear projects and other large projects over one million dollars, has been allocated to the Infrastructure Fund and $25 million is allocated to the Human Capital Development Fund for 2011.

In 2011 the Infrastructure Fund will enable the continuation of the national project for generating and distributing electrical power at the plants of Hera and Betano with $166 million allocated. The MDG Suco program, which seeks to provide housing, solar power, water and sanitation, in addition to other small social development works throughout the country is allocated $65 million. This program foresees the construction of 5 houses in each hamlet, which means that in 2011, housing will be provided to over 11,000 families. The ultimate purpose of this is to improve the living conditions of over 55,000 families in rural areas by the end of 2015. Important developments on the South Coast will begin in 2011 with more than $30 million allocated to the development of the Petroleum Industry.

The Decentralized Development Program (PDD) will continue, with $15.5 million at the aldeia (hamlet), suco (village) and sub-district level and $28.8 million at district level. This program continues to energize local business and support rural communities.

The Human Capital Development Fund, with around $25 million allocated for 2011, is to invest in the people of Timor-Leste to ensure professional and technical training with the issuing of scholarships and support of other training methods to ensure the nation has the skilled human capital it needs for the next decades.

Along with the presentation of the proposed 2011 Budget the National Parliament was also briefed on the execution of the 2010 Budget. Timor-Leste uses modified cash basis accounting system, which allows the Government to make payments for all goods and services and physical projects completed by 31st December within the first two months of the following year. To date the Government has executed $729.9 million or 87.1%of the 201o Budget. The Capital Development component of $209.1 had an execution rate of 82.4%; a major achievement given the difficulties encountered in 2010 including institutional challenges which caused delays in procurement channels and an extended rainy season

The Secretary of State Ágio Pereira said today “The spirit in which the Budget debates have been conducted in National Parliament this week show the dedication of our collective sense of responsibility for the Nation and how strong our desire to develop Timor-Leste for the benefit of our people. We have made significant progress in recent years but in 2011 we are on the cusp of an extended period of economic growth that will see a great fall in the level of poverty and a welcome rise in the quality of life of our citizens. We have truly embraced the idea of Goodbye Conflict, Welcome Development and regained a sense of confidence and self trust which will serve us well in the years to come.” ENDS

Ágio Pereira +670 723 0011