Timor Leste PM quits after coalition collapse

TIMOR Leste’s prime minister today said he was quitting after a political coalition that supported him collapsed, setting up the tiny Southeast Asian nation for another round of instability.

Taur Matan Ruak – a one-time guerilla fighter in the former Portuguese colony later annexed by Indonesia – said he had filed a resignation letter to President Francisco Guterres, citing a “political impasse”.