Who is running the country?

RTL news coverage

Reinado asks the Supreme Commander to set up a new commission to replace the Task Force team: Fugitive rebel leader Alfredo Reinado Alves has asked President Jose Ramos Horta, who is also the Timorese Defense Force Supreme Commander, to set up a new commission to replace the Task Force set up by the Government.

Reinado and the petitioners’ spokesperson, Gastao Salsinha, made the request after they were not able to meet with President Jose Ramos Horta in Suai yesterday.

Reinado and Salsinha said the Task Force set up by the Government is not able to resolve their problems, because they work for political interests.

They said only the Supreme Commander is able to resolve their problems, not the Government.

Reinado said that if the state considers them civilians, they will form a new military force in this country.

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Ramos-Horta: “The Deadline for solving Alfredo and the petitioners’ case is May”

President (PR) José Ramos-Horta said that May 2008 is the deadline for solving Alfredo and the petitioners’ problems.

“It is not definitive yet, but all parties should be prepared to work on this from now until May,” said PR Ramos-Horta on Thursday (17/1). (DN)

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