Items filtered by date: Monday, 08 June 2020

By : Jose Antonio Belo

Timor-Leste just celebrated its 18th year of independence. The celebration was muted partly due to Covid19 but even more so due to the political crisis.

Various parties have blamed each other as being the root of the political crisis. The question to consider is whether there is a deeper root to the crisis that has gone unnoticed?

Generally, people think that the political crisis is due to the fathers of the nation having disagreements. Perhaps we need to ask a deeper question. WHY or WHO is causing our national heroes to have such disagreements?

H.E. Xanana Gusmao, H.E. Mari Alkariti, H.E. Jose Ramos Horta, H.E. Lu-Olo, H.E. Taur Matan Ruak and H.E. Lere Anan are considered fathers to this beloved nation. Freitilin as Nicolao Lobato said is a national movement for independence. Soon after the country obtained independence, certain people started to privatise these national leaders and national movement for their own selfish purposes.

Many of these people cast an invisible shadow on the Government and Parliament by their indirect influences through the political parties. They hide behind the curtain of political parties and the national fathers. They use and many times misuse the names and positions of our fathers to advance their own agendas to consolidate power and wealth.

Perhaps it’s time for the national fathers of Timor-Leste to be allowed to rise above party politics. They deserve the position of highest honor in Timor-Leste. This is easier said than done. Afterall, many members from these political parties will try to convince them otherwise because they need to leverage on the status and position of the national fathers.

Perhaps it’s time for the formation of a Non-Political Council of Elders. This council could consist of the national fathers, former Presidents and former Prime Ministers. Being part of this special council means having no more political party affiliations. This council gives advice to the Government and Parliament of Timor-Leste on a regular basis. In a sense, all our founding fathers become Elder Statesmen who mentor, train and impart their wealth of wisdom, experience and know-how to the next generation of leaders. The Government can assign them special active roles and positions that they feel need their direct intervention.

Currently, H.E. Xanana Gusmao, H.E. Dr. Jose Ramos Horta and H.E. Mari Alkatiri do not occupy active roles in the Government or military. Perhaps they can be the first 3 members of this Non-Political Council of Elders to give guidance to the current Government and Legislation assembly.

Perhaps this will end the political crisis. This will give the national fathers the position of honor that they deserve and rightly due to them. No longer will their names be used by political parties to further their own interests and agendas. No longer will they be manipulated by others to cause a deep fracture in this nation. No longer will others flippantly use their names or hide behind their names. Let their names no longer be tarnished.

It’s time to give proper respect and honor to the national fathers of Timor-Leste. It’s time to let them father the next generation of leaders away from partisan politics. It’s time for the next generation of leaders to stop privatizing their names and to stand up on their own merit and capabilities. 

Published in News in English

Tempotimor (Dili)-Estudante Timor oan naun bolseiru ne'ebé ba hala'o estudu iha nasaun viziñu Indonézia halo ameasa ba estadu Timor-Leste katak, kuandu estadu la atende sira nia nesesidade ho di'ak, maka estudante sira ne'e prontu hakur fronteira rai no prontu simu kilat musan husi Unidade Polísia Fronteira (UPF).

Published in Politika

Tempotimor (Dili)- Maski Estadu Emerejénsia (EE) ba datoluk, ne’ebé Prezidente Repúblika renova, suspende direitu Sirkulasaun internasionál, maibé realidade hatudu katak, iha semana dahuluk, Unidade Polísia Fronteira (UPF) hamutuk ho Sentru Integradu ba Jestaun Krize (SIJK) konsege kaptura sidadaun na'in 27, ne'ebé ilegalmente tama iha teritóriu nasionál husi nasaun viziñu Indonézia liu-hosi fronteira terrestre.

Published in Seguransa Defesa

Tempotimor (Dili)-Bankada CNRT iha Parlamentu Nasionál preokupa ho membru FRETILIN iha governu konstitusional daualu ne’ebé barak liu.

Published in Politika

Tempotimor (Dili)-Vise Xefe Bankada CNRT Patrocino dos Reis Fernandes deklara, governu konstitusional daualu ne’ebé daudauk ne’e la’o hela laiha programa, tanba programa ne’ebé iha ne’e programa partidu CNRT ninian.

Published in Politika

Tempotimor (Dili)- Forum Organizasaun Naun-Govermental Timor-Leste (FONGTIL) konsidera governu konstituisional daualu sei hamonu fundu  petroliferu (FP), tanba hamosu estrutura ne’ebé bokur kompara ho governu anterior.

Published in Politika

Tempotimor (Dili)-Tuir portavoz Sentru Integradu ba Jestaun Krize (SIJK) Dra. Odete da Silva Viegas iha sala situasaun katak, kazu suspeitu ne'ebé rejista iha ospitál referál Suai nian iha domingu horseik, ne'ebé halo públiku pániku, rezultadu teste laboratóriu hatudu katak sidadaun refere negativu husi surtu corona virus deasses 2019 (Covid-19).

Published in Saude
Monday, 08 June 2020 18:18

TL La Iha Kazu Foun Covid-19

Tempotimor (Dili)-Tuir portavoz Sentru Integradu ba Jestaun Krize (SIJK) Dra. Odete da Silva Viegas iha sala situasaun katak, liu ona loron 45 Timor Leste seidauk rejista hikas kazu konfirmadu foun kona-ba surtu corona virus deasses 2019 (Covid-19).

Published in Saude

Tempotimor (Dili)-Maske Prezidente CNRT Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão fó ona orientasaun ofisial ba membru governu husi partidu CNRT atu rezigna an husi governu konstituional daualu, maibé iha mós “toleransia” ba sira atu hein to’o membru governu foun simu pose.

Published in Politika

Tempotimor (Dili)-Eis lideransa Rejiaun Autonomu Espesial Oekusse-Ambeno (RAEOA) Arsenio Bano deklara prontu atu lidera fali RAEOA-ZEESM bainhira governu fó fiar ba nia.

Published in RAEOA


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