Monday, November 10, 2008

Update urgente: Rogerio Tiago Diamantino Lobato

The Dili Insider has discovered that Rogerio Tiago Diamantino Lobato ( appears to be no longer enjoying the fine dining to be found in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Lobato had been in Malaysia receiving medical care despite being a convicted criminal. Medical care being paid for the Government of Timor-Leste by all accounts.

He has reportedly now enrolled in University in Portugal as of 5 November 2008.

The Insider has heard that Lobato enrolled at the University of Evora very recently. Odd how the Government of Malaysia would allow him to wonder off to Portugal, and that Portugal would recieve a convicted criminal that is supposed to return to Timor to serve the remainder of his sentence.

Is this how Malaysia and Portugal support the rule of law in Timor?

Wonder what the Timorese Minister of Justice Lucia Lobato thinks of it all..... she is after all family. The again no one else is serving time.... including fellow Liquica big man Vicente "Rai Los" Conceicao - the man that received weapons from Lobato.

Lobato attending his trial in 2007.
A reflective Lobato
The former Minister of Interior for the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste resigned in disgrace for his role ( in the crisis of 2006 ( and was tried and convicted for weapons related offences in 2007. He was allowed to leave the country despite considerable upcry as he was snuck out of Dili by private plane in 2007....
Heads down....
Lobato enjoys a seemingly friendly moment in Becora prison with UNMIT SRSG Atul Khare.