Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Business News



Anonymous said...

Devastating. Thank you for your insight.

Gorilla Bananas said...

Well that's pretty extravagant. Some people make do with shitting in a hole in the ground.

Anonymous said...

My Dear Sod, if want to know what's really going on, read this.

The Sydney Morning Herald

Dili investigator called to Canberra as evidence of execution mounts

Lindsay Murdoch in Darwin

September 4, 2008

EAST TIMOR'S top prosecutor, Longuinhos Monteiro, is flying to
Canberra to be briefed on the investigation into the February 11 dawn
attacks in Dili.

Australian Federal Police forensic investigators have deciphered
telephone calls that the rebel leader, Alfredo Reinado, made before
he was shot dead at the home of East Timor's President, Jose Ramos-Horta.

The investigation led by Mr Monteiro is at a critical impasse.
Evidence gathered over the past seven months suggests Reinado may
have been set up for execution in a conspiracy that includes at least
one of his trusted lieutenants.

Mr Ramos-Horta has confirmed that the man who shot him twice in the
back was not Marcelo Caetano, one of Reinado's men, as had been
widely reported.

The AFP investigated telephone conversations Reinado had shortly
before the attacks with a Timorese-born Jakarta gangster, Hercules
Rozario Marcal. The telephone taken from Reinado's body had a listing
for "Hercul".

Hercules, who has denied any involvement in the attacks, last month
received approval to develop businesses in Dili.

The AFP has also investigated 47 telephone calls Reinado made to or
received from Australia.

Potentially explosive developments in the investigation have been
kept secret in East Timor, where Reinado was a cult hero.

Authorities fear an outbreak of violence if it becomes known that
Reinado was not responsible for shooting the popular president, who
received emergency surgery in Darwin.

The official version of events is that Reinado led rebels to the
homes of Mr Ramos-Horta and the Prime Minister, Xanana Gusmao, to
either assassinate or kidnap them as part of an attempted coup.

Political figures in Dili have dismissed recent media speculation in
Australia that Reinado and Mr Ramos-Horta had reached an impasse in
negotiations at a meeting they held in the mountain village of
Maubisse on January 13. The speculation was based on a tape recording
of part of the meeting.

The Herald revealed four days after the attacks that during the
meeting Mr Ramos-Horta offered to include Reinado in an amnesty to be
announced on May 20, the anniversary of East Timor's independence.

"A deal was essentially done," said Joao Goncalves, the Minister for
Economic Development, who was present at the meeting.

The Government in Dili is facing increasing pressure to establish an
international inquiry into the attacks as Mr Monteiro has delayed for
several months the completion of his investigation.

Jose Teixeira, a spokesman for Fretilin, the Opposition, said any
further delay in setting up an international inquiry "ignores the
wishes of Timorese who want to know the truth behind the attacks".

Mr Monteiro has denied seeing an autopsy report that was first
published on the website Wikileaks purportedly showing that Reinado
was shot at almost point-blank range.


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Maracuja Maduro said...

Timor e poesia, contos e lendas, dêm um salto ao Timor do Norte ao Sul e leia poetas de Timor-Leste e não só..

Leia! Leia ! Leia o Timor do Norte a Sul no