quinta-feira, 27 de setembro de 2012

O Massacre Que O Mundo Não Viu

    Mais um documentário sobre a invasão Indonésia em Timor...
    Produzido em 2000, alguns dados estão desatualizados mas o contexto e a forma com que o tema é abrangido é demais. Vale a pena ver para entender um pouco mais.


    Três meses após deixar de ser uma colônia portuguesa em 1975, Timor Leste foi invadido pela vizinha Indonésia e seu povo sofreu durante 25 anos um dos massacres mais cruéis do século XIX. O Povo timorense resistiu bravamente às atrocidades cometiddas pelo governo indonésio e ignorados pela opinião pública internacional. Um terço da pouplação foi assassinda durante sua luta de independência. E após o povo timorense ter finalmente confirmado sua soberania num plebiscito supervisionado pela ONU em 1999, as tropas indonésias deixaram sua última marca: queimaram 90% do país. Lucélia Santos chegou ao Timor com sua equipe em 2000, um ano após a destruição e, registrou durante um mês a trágica situação do povo maubere. Timor Leste - O Massacre Que o Mundo Não Viu conta toda essa história, mostra a realidade de Timor Leste e a esperança de seu povo de um futuro melhor.

Informações Técnicas

Título no Brasil:  Timor Leste O Massacre que o Mundo Não Viu
Original:  Timor Lorosae - O Massacre Que o Mundo Não Viu

País de Origem:  Brasil

Gênero:  Documentário

Tempo de Duração: 80 minutos

Ano de Lançamento:  2001

Estúdio/Distrib.:  Europa Filmes

Direção:  Lucélia Santos

quarta-feira, 26 de setembro de 2012

Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão Speech regarding the CTI


New York

24 September 2012


Ladies and Gentlemen,

First of all, I would like to acknowledge Andrew Steer of WRI, Mark Tercek of TNC, Carter Roberts of the WWF and Alex Feldman of US ABC, for organizing this event of particular importance.

I would also like to acknowledge my friend, Jeffrey Sachs, the guru of developing countries searching for sustainable solutions for this unsustainable world.

And it is this dichotomy that brings us together here.

It is therefore, indeed, a special pleasure to be able to speak at this event, to honour His Excellency, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, for his leadership of the Coral Triangle Initiative.

It was President Yudhoyono who inspired the leaders of our region to launch the Coral Triangle Initiative - to take swift collective action to protect our coral reefs and fisheries and ensure their sustainability for future generations. In May 2009 in Manado, the then President of the Republic, Dr. José Ramos-Horta, representing Timor-Leste, signed together with five other leaders the declaration that officially launched the CTI.

Since then, Timor-Leste has participated regularly and acquired a broader understanding on this issue.

The tropical waters of Timor-Leste and of our neighbours, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, and the Solomon Islands are of global importance for their environmental, biological and cultural diversity value and resources.

These waters have the highest biological diversity amongst the world’s coral reefs. Regrettably, our coral reefs and tropical fisheries are at risk.

Ladies and gentlemen,

Through that vision of President Susilo’s, my Government, in its 5 year program, places special attention to this subject and literally prescribes that Timor-Leste will work with other countries that are signatory to the CTI declaration to protect our coral reefs and fisheries.

We really need to work together to protect our environment, from our mountains to the depths of our waters, in order to achieve and maintain strong economic growth. It is also in this context, and with the support of the CSTP, that we established the Local 3 / 4

Early Action Plans for the Nino Konis Santana National Park community, in the eastern part of the country, covering the entire protected area to the beaches from Kom to Jaku island.

As we all know, the growth of East Asia is powering the global economy.

And Indonesia is one of the great emerging economies, with almost 250 million people building a modern and advanced nation, under the leadership of President Susilo.

But the success of the East Asian region, and of the emerging economies, raises a global environmental challenge.

How do we accommodate the legitimate demands of emerging, and developing nations, for better living conditions when the world’s resources are limited  this is the question.

Therefore, in our 5 year program, my government will formalise a national aquaculture strategy. By the same measure, the marine management mentoring program has begun and, in August, we sent ten community members to Indonesia to learn about co-management of marine resources. All these programs are also being supported by the CSTP.

Ladies and gentlemen,

Timor-Leste is a half island nation. We share our island with Indonesia.

The progress of our young nation would not have been possible, without our reconciliation and deep friendship with Indonesia. The relationship of our two nations has grown to be diverse and multi faceted.

On 20 May, when President Susilo joined us in our celebrations, a MOU between the two countries was signed on a “Joint Approach on Regional Development”, that covers Timor-Leste and the neighbouring Indonesian islands. This approach will benefit the common goals as set out in the CTI.

And for this, I would like to acknowledge the contribution of a great man, His Excellency, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who has guided and steered this very important initiative.

While tonight we honour the President’s leadership of the Coral Triangle Initiative, I would also like to acknowledge his leadership of the world’s largest Muslim nation, the third largest democracy in the world.

Your Excellency, your aspiration for a more just, more peaceful, more prosperous and more democratic Indonesia has been realized.

This achievement inspires us in Timor-Leste, and I am sure in other countries, to strive to fulfill our own aspirations.

Mr. President I would like to commend you for your personal commitment to building our regional relationship and to preserving our beautiful marine resources.

It is an honour to count you as a friend.

Saya salut Anda, kami semua salut Anda, Bapak Presiden. (I salute you, we salute you, Mr. President).

Tuhan memberkati kita semua! (May God bless us all!)


terça-feira, 18 de setembro de 2012

Best spent?

Presidency of the Council of Ministers

Extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers on September 14, 2012

The V Constitutional Government met this Friday, September 14, 2012, in the Council of Ministers meeting room at the Government Palace in Dili and approved:
1. First amendment to Law no.° 16/2011 approving the State Budget for 2012

As the V Constitutional Government inherits the same philosophy of the IV Constitutional Government, it is committed to continuing the implementation of the programs that have come to represent the successes of the previous term in office while beginning others.

This continuity reflects the need to give form and content to the pillars established by the Strategic Development Plan: Development of Social Capital, Development of Infrastructure and the Economic Development.

This amendment to the Law no.° 16/2011 of  December 21, 2011 approving the State Budget for 2012 neither increases nor decreases the total state budget already approved by the abovementioned law. This change only makes a reallocation of budgeted funds which relate to Annexes II, III and IV of this law.

Therefore, over $ 55 million dollars was transferred to the Infrastructure Fund for two projects at Tasi-Mane and the expenses not paid into the Consolidated Fund in order to cover the following needs:

Pension for Veterans – $ 26.9 million;
Allowance for Seniors – $ 7.1 million;
Contingency Fund – $ 6.1 million;
Contingency Fund – $ 6.1 million;
Ministry of Education – $ 1.7 million;
Goods and Services – $ 2.4 million;
Transfers to the Church and Civil Society – $ 1.4 million;
Ministry of Health – $ 1.2 million;
Operation of the Berlin-Nakroma – $ 1.2 million;
Water and Sanitation – $ 1.2 million;
Institute of Management Equipment – $ 1.2 million;
External audit – $ 1.1 million;
Last payment to LIFESE by the Secretariat of State for Defence – $ 1.1 million.

     Is this the best way to spend the current public money? Im not saying that veterans do not deserve, but it is going to be invested more than 8 times over the Ministry of Education and Health together. It is just an observation that could be a misinterpretation of these numbers above shown. Actually, hope it is a misiterpretation...

IMF? Dont think this is the best idea...

Díli, September 18, 2012

Timor-Leste strengthens its voice in the IMF through participation with Brazil

The Government of Timor-Leste has moved to enhance its voice and visibility in the International Monetary Fund through participation in the Brazilian Directorate.

Timor-Leste’s Minister of Finance, Her Excellency Emilia Pires, and Brazil’s Minister of Finance, His Excellency Guido Mantega, have formally announced the entry of Timor-Leste into the Directorate (constituency), of Brazil in the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund. The entry of Timor-Leste in the Brazilian Directorate takes effect from the 1st of November 2012, after the elections to the Fund’s Executive Board. The Brazilian Executive Director will also represent the Timor-Leste’s interests to the IMF.

The participation of Timor-Leste in the Brazilian Directorate will strengthen the cooperation between the two countries both at the bilateral and multilateral level in economic and financial matters. The decision to engage together in this way reflects the depth of the relationship within historical, cultural, linguistic and political affinities as well as the close cooperation between Timor-Leste and Brazil on the international agenda.

The entry of Timor-Leste is in line with Brazil’s efforts to expand the visibility and voice of smaller countries within the IMF. By promoting the creation of the “Smaller States Initiative” the Brazilian Executive Director has contributed to raising priority treatment given by the Fund to the topics of interest of these countries, especially with regard to joint cooperation and the provision of technical assistance.

The Timorese presence is set to greatly enhance the performance of the Brazilian Director with unique country specific contributions and also as chair of the g7+ group of 17 countries, which seeks to give greater international visibility to the issues and challenges of conflict-affected States.

Timor-Leste will be the first Asian country to join the Brazilian Directorate. It will also be the second Portuguese-speaking country besides Brazil to join this “constituency”. Timor-Leste’s representation in the Fund will therefore be extended by being incorporated in the Directorate of Brazil, considered a positive step for both Timor-Leste and its’ People.

SOURCE: Government of Timor-Leste

segunda-feira, 3 de setembro de 2012


Em qualquer lugar do mundo, as frases de Bob Marley soam coerentes.

"I'd never let the children cry
'cause you got to tell Jah, Jah why"

Campinho de futebol de terra batida em Vila, Ilha de Atauro. Pausa para a água...

Port, port, port

*Lere calls on Govt to build another permanent port
Timor Post, August 31, 2012

The Timorese National Defense (F-FDTL) commander, Major General Lere Anan Timor has called on the Fifth Government to make a proper plan for constructing a permanent port for F-FDTL naval component with high quality converting Hera emergency Port.

"I want F-FDTL institution to have Port because Hera emergency port has been broken down, therefore, the government should convert it with another port that has good quality," he said.

He added that the broken Hera port would not help F-FDTL's ship to dock at Dili Port.