Timor-Leste goes to the polls

It's the first round of the presidential election tomorrow. The event has received little coverage in the English-language press, but there has been a steady trickle of stories coming through, although interviews with the lesser-known candidates have been few and far between. This is, of course, a huge year for Timor-Leste, with presidential and parliamentary […]

Timor-Leste's justice minister throws in the towel

Source: Jornal Independente Gusmao ‘Supports’ Justice Minister’s Resignation By: Eugenio Pereira DILI: Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao has agreed to Justice Minister Lucia Lobato’s request to be allowed to resign from her position, Secretary of State for the Council of Ministers Agio Pereira said. Ms Lobato said she wanted to resign so she would be free […]

Murder in Dili

Local media in Timor-Leste is reporting that the manager of Beach Garden Hotel in Dili was murdered along with his wife. This from TVTL: The manager of the Garden Beach Hotel, Hei Sen and his wife Monica Chin Hui Jia [reportedly from China and Malaysia, respectively] were found dead in their bed room. The Timorese […]