Sat, 23 June 2007
15.2Mb. 128kbps mono 16mins. 38 secs.
Saturday June 23, a week before the parliamentary elections in Timor Leste, the Prime Minister of Timor Leste, Estanislau Da Silva, pauses in his election campaign in Bacau to speak with Marie Cameron of Nimbin Community Radio 2NimFM. Sounding confident of the outcomes he explains the differences in Fretilin's policies to those of the opposition parties, the problems that have confronted Fretilin, and the aspirations of the Timorese people. Da Silva lived as an exile in Australia because of the Indonesian invasion in the 1970s, and was once questioned by the Northern Territory Police for his role in maintaining a clandestine radio transmitter in Australia which was the main means of contact with the Fretilin forces fighting the Indonesian occupation of East Timor.