TEMPO SEMANAL TV
Former Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, and Leader of the Opposition, Mari Alkatiri, has condemned Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao's deal to sign over 250,000 hectares of land (see full story in Tetun here) MALTIMOR Lda which is owned by Commander Tan Sri Datuk Eugenio Campos (a Timorese born Malaysian businessman) and Portuguese Consul to Malaysia.
In October 2007 Mr Campos met the Prime Minister Gusmao and members of his staff to discuss the possibility of Campos' future investments in Timor-Leste.
Campos expressed an interested in investing in the tourism, aviation, agricultural and infrastructure sectors
After several meetings in November 2008, Mr. Gusmao signed over the 250,000 hectares of land to Maltimor Lda. which is co-owned between Campos and his daughter Zenilda Gusmao.
The company proposed to use land for rubber plantations in Suai, Ainaro, Same, Vikeke and Lautem districts. However, the Ministry of Agriculture has yet to approve the deal; and has indicated that there is no land available because some of the areas have been allocated for Heavy Oil plants.