Horta & TMR need to save Timor Leste

December 30, 2016
COMMENT By Ted McDonnell Timor Leste needs a saviour. Its economy is in ruin; unemployment rising; poverty rampant and corruption continues as the elderly dictators continue to destroy a great tiny nation. Enter Jose Ramos Horta. Whilst Horta’s has declared he will not run for President if ‘Lu’Olo’ runs the Timorese need him to step up… again....
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The Last Interview – Mauk Moruk

May 14, 2016
In August 2015, Mauk Moruk was shot to death on orders of the Timor Leste government. Many believe it was a State sanctioned murder. Moruk was reportedly shot 41 times. His autopsy was never released. Early in 2015, the then Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao declared he wanted Mauk Moruk dead. Just months later Moruk was dead. The death was ordered...
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TMR to go way of Mauk Moruk?

April 27, 2016
By Ted McDonnell EIGHT months ago Paulino Gama, better known as Mauk Moruk, was killed in a hail of bullets under the government of Prime Minister Rui Maria de Araújo. It was nothing more than a state sanctioned murder at the behest of one man. Former Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao had publicly demanded Moruk’s death – as always he got his way. It...
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TMR needs to avoid Gusmao trap

April 27, 2016
Caption: A young boy with a toy gun run towards a UN vehicle in Culuhun. LIKE a bit of trash put out for the garbage man, Timor Leste’s current Pm Dr. Rui Araújo is set to be discarded by the grand puppet master Xanana Gusmao. Appointed PM in February 2015, PM Rui was hand picked by Gusmao as his replacement. However, as Gusmao edges closer to...
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For the PM's mate it's ok to criticise but not for the media

April 14, 2016
By Ted McDonnell IN January 2013, former Fretilin Parliamentarian Jose Teixeira gave me a lengthy interview on the government of Xanana Gusmao. He was highly critical of Gusmao's government; mis-handling of the economy and the petroleum fund. Teixeira agreed because of the poor policies of the Gusmao government Timor Leste may very soon become a...
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