Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Xanana and Mugabe: Shop in the same Places?

What do Xanana and Mugabe seem to have in common?

The both apparently buy military equipment from a Chinese company called Poly Technology. Unless of course there could be two Poly Technology in China. This is possible guess. It is big place. But Timor-Leste is such a small place.

Public officials spending public money.

I wonder where the 28 million is going to come from? Surely not the Petroleum Fund. What the budget... for anyway?

TL needs to control its waters - but at the expense of the FUND? And owing China big?
Any chance there are kick backs back handers osan foer on this? just email if you have some info
UNMIT Media Review 15 April 2008

Government to buy warships – The State Secretary for Defence, Julio Thomas Pinto, said the Government has decided to buy warships for the F-FDTL Navy to control illegal fishing activities in the coastal area of Timor-Leste. "The Government through the department of Defence has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a Chinese company, Poly Technology, to start ship construction for F-FDTL," said Mr. Pinto after signing the MOU on Saturday (12/4) in the Government Palace, Dili. Mr. Pinto also said that the construction will be started next month and will finish in the following year. "Once the MOU is implemented, 30 F-FDTL members will receive training from Chinese shipping companies in China," added Mr. Pinto. The Government recently allocated $28 million to buy the two ships. The warships will be used to control the marine resources. (STL),25197,23547135-31477,00.html