23 January 2010

Timor-Leste Legal News 21 January 2010

Headlines: President Horta is yet to testify in court - PNTL’s role limited by supplementary agreement - PNTL commanders give chance community to make assessment - A young man killed after martial art clubs clash - Matak denies allegation that CPD-RDTL is involved with ninjas - Police officers engaged in maltreating residents is falsehood - Comoro’s village chief pledges to resolve Faularan case - AMP needs to pay attention to PDHJ’s mandate - Government has right to find another Company - Fretilin questions about project provided to PM Gusmao’s relatives - Police seize three air rifles from residents in the border

President Horta is yet to testify in court
Diario Nacional 21 January 2010 President Jose Ramos Horta is yet to testify in the court regarding the attempted assassination to him by the rebel leader, Alfredo Alves Reinado and his follower on the February 11, 2008.

PNTL’s role limited by supplementary agreement
Timor Post 21 January 2010 The Timorese people should understand the decision to limit the Timorese National Police (PNTL) role in responding to situations in the country because the supplementary agreement gives the UN Police power to undertake security in Timor-Leste.

PNTL commanders give chance community to make assessment Timor Post 21 January 2010 Timorese National Police (PNTL) General Commander Commissioner Longuinhos Monteiro said responsibility for responding to acts of violence in the country was currently in the hands of the UN Police as the PNTL wants to give the Timorese people a chance of making an assessment of both the PNTL and UN Police’s work.

A young man killed after martial art clubs clash Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 21 January 2010 A young man has died in Ostique village Vemase sub district of Baukau after a martial art clubs’ clash, Vemase Administrator Thomas Francisco says.

Matak denies allegation that CPD-RDTL is involved with ninjas Timor Post 21 January 2010 General Coordinator for CPD-RDTL [a Timorese Resistance Organization] Antonio Aitahan Matak has denied an allegation that the CPD-RDTL’s members engaged in ninja movements in Bobonaro and Kovalima districts.

Police officers engaged in maltreating residents is falsehood Timor Post 21 January 2010 The Timorese Operational Police (PNTL) Commander Inspector Mateus Fernandes has denied an allegation that his police officers engaged in maltreating residents in Uatulati of Vikeke saying it is falsehood.

Comoro’s village chief pledges to resolve Faularan case Timor Post 21 January 2010 Village chief of Comoro Eurico da Costa has pledged to cooperate with the PNTL and the UN Police to resolve as soon as possible the assault case that happened in Faulara in Bebonuk in Dili.

AMP needs to pay attention to PDHJ’s mandate Diario Nacional 21 January 2010 MP Antonino Bianco said the Parliamentary Majority Alliance (AMP) should pay attention to the Human Rights and Justice Ombudsman (PDHJ) mandate which had ended.

Government has right to find another Company Diario Nacional 21 January 2010 State Secretary for Natural Resources Alfredo Pires said Woodside Company had no capability to build up pipeline from the Greater Sun Rise oil and gas field; therefore the Government had absolute right to find another company to replace it.

Fretilin questions about project provided to PM Gusmão’s relatives Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 21 January 2010 Fretilin MP Arsenio Bano has questioned about the Department of Procurement that continues to give big projects to the relatives of Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao.

Police seize three air rifles from residents in the border Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 21 January 2010 The Timorese National Police (PNTL) has seized three air rifles from the residents in the border area of Kovalima district, as they [the air rifles] are illegally taken from west Timor.

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