Drug bust in Timor-Leste

Tempo Semanal broke a story today about almost 8 kilograms of methamphetamine being seized in Dili, capital of Timor-Leste, arriving via Silk Air from Singapore to be sent on to Indonesia. Why this wasn't delat with in Singapore, I don't know.¬†Warren Wright has a translation of the first part of the story: East Timor security […]

Timor-Leste elections: CNRT set to lead three-party coalition for next five years

This is info coming from the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) conference today. Xanana Gusmao's CNRT has officially said no to a coalition with FRETILIN and has announced that it will seek a three-party, CNRT-led coalition with the Democratic Party (PD) and Frente Modanca will form the government of Timor-Leste for 2012-2017 with FRETILIN […]

Ramos-Horta speaks at the FCCT

Last night, Timor-Leste's outgoing president, Jose Ramos-Horta, gave a speech at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand in Bangkok, reflecting on 10 years of the country's independence. It was a mostly older crowd, although it was by no means a packed house. Journo Simon Roughneen, who has previously reported from Timor-Leste, introduced the guest. Also […]