Tempo Semanal's latest attack has been levlled at Timor-Leste's finance minister, Emilia Pires. According to the headline, Pires alleges (present tense) that Taur Matan Ruak, commander of Timor-Leste's armed forces, wants to carry out a coup. Then we get to this: Despite this fact the former Falintil Chief of Staff continues to be the target […]
This from the first paragraph of a Ministry of Defence and Security (Timor-Leste) press release: As part as the Timor-Leste Strategic Development Plan, the IV Constitutional Government acquired two Shanghai III Class patrol vessels from the Popular Republic of China. The Secretary of State of Defence explained some issues in relation to this purchase, in […]
From Diario. At this point, I can only assume it's a misunderstanding by the journalist or a bad translation, but if it's not, then well… Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao threatened Tuesday in Baucau to resign if his National Development Plan is not approved by the National Parliament. I've been away all week so I'm a […]
Although this is a couple of weeks old, it still warrants a mention, if only because I don't foresee another opportunity where I might justifiably be able to use a picture of the world's favourite blue robot cartoon cat, Doraemon. This from Diario on March 30: Japanese Ambassador to Timor-Leste Iwao Kitahara and his delegation […]
Not a bad idea. These events keep on coming. Underwater Timor-Leste for more.