07 February 2010

Policing problems in Timor-Leste continue

See also Tempo Semanal PNTL: More Militaristic than a Community Oriented Police.
Last week a young boy became a victim of the PNTL (National Police Timor-Leste). A PNTL officer shot the youth in the upper left chest during a party in Dili, Timor-Leste.



Horta calls for Timorese people to consider UN Police as PNTL’s partner
Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 29 January 2010 President Jose Ramos Horta has called for the Timorese people to consider the UN Police as the Timorese National Police (PNTL) partner not as rival.

Horta praises PNTL commanders Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 29 January 2010 President Jose Ramos Horta has praised the Timorese National Police (PNTL) commanders’ efforts in capturing those people who are suspected of engaged in Ninja activities in the district of Kovalima and Bobonaro.

PNTL yet to respond situation itself: De Jesus Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 29 January 2010 Timorese Police Deputy Commander, Sub Commissary, Afonso de Jesus said the PNTL was yet to respond to situation itself, due to it had not received security responsibility from the UN Police.

State Security Council agrees on handing over security responsibility to PNTL Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 29 January 2010 State Security Council has reached an agreement on handing over administrative responsibility from the UN Police to the Timorese National Police (PNTL) in June this year.

State Security Council to contact UNMIT representative Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 29 January 2010 State Security Council will contact with representative of the United Nations Integrated Mission (UNMIT) to seek for solution to the Akadirihun village office being used by the UN Police officers.

Time has come for PNTL to reassume responsibility: MPs Diario Nacional 29 January 2010 The Parliament through its benches, such as Fretilin, CNRT and PD said the time had come for the Timorese National Police (PNTL) to reassume security responsibility, due to in dangerous situation the UN Police were not brave to respond to the situation.

UN Police will not be sad to leave Timor-Leste: Horta Diario Nacional 29 January 2010 UN Police will not be sad if Timor-Leste does not want its help anymore The UN Police will be happy leaving Timor-Leste and carrying out its mission in other countries, as so many problems around the world, President Jose Ramos Horta says.

Do not make PNTL embarrassed: Afoso de Jesus Diario Nacional 29 January 2010 Timorese Police Deputy Commander, Sub Commissary Afonso de Jesus said all the PNTL officers should keep maintaining discipline, so that they could not damage the police force’s image in the public.

UN Police’s capability of solving problem is minimal Timor Post 29 January 2010 MP Francisco Miranda Branco from Fretilin said the UN Police had not responded to the incidents happened optimally such as the incidents happened in Delta Nova, Atauro and Uatulari.

Timorese Youth Council calls for Govt to reactivate PNTL Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 27 January 2010 The Timorese National Youth Council (CNJTL) has called for the Government to reactivate the Timorese National Police (PNTL) to provide security in the country.

Community leaders concerned about UN Police’s work
Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 27 January 2010 The community leaders in the Capital of Dili have expressed their concerns over the UN Police’s work when responding to situation in the terrain. They therefore call on a reactivation of the Timorese National Police (PNTL) to respond to the situation.

Police to set up security post in dangerous areas Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 27 January 2010 Following the Ninja activities, Timorese Police Commander, Commissary Longuinhos Monteiro has pledged to set up security post in some dangerous areas in Kovalima to provide security for the residents.

Commanders condemn police officers’ attitude Diario Nacional 27 January 2010 Timorese Police Deputy Commander, Sub Commissary Afonso de Jesus said the police commanders strongly condemned the attitude of the PNTL officers in maltreating a resident in Atauro Island.

Horta to meet with Xanana and Longuinhos talking on police’s reactivation Diario Nacional 27 January 2010 President Jose Ramos Horta has planned to meet with Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão who is also minister for defense and security and Timorese National Police (PNTL) Commander, Commissary Longuinhos Monteiro for conveying the community leaders’ recommendations about reactivating the PNTL.

Monteiro: “Some suspects escape to Dili” Timor Post 27 January 2010 Timorese Police Commander, Commissioner Police Longuinhos Monteiro said some suspects who were believe to have been engaged in Ninja groups had escaped to Dili when the PNTL held operations.

Lautem District police becomes unity symbol for Timor-Leste: UN Timor Post 27 January 2010 Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, Ameerah Haq said Lautem District Police was a symbol of unity in Timor-Leste.

MP urge Govt to recuperate and responsible for Atauro case Timor Post 27 January 2010 MPs in the Parliament have urged the Parliamentary Majority Alliance (AMP) Government to seek for solution to the maltreatment case committed by the Timorese National Police (PNTL) officers in Atauro.

Police commit violence, as law is not strongly implemented Diario Nacional 27 January 2010 Program Manager of Strengthening Law and Human Right, Rogerio Viegas Vicente said the Timorese National Police (PNTL) did not strongly implement laws and said it had led some of the PNTL officers engaged in act of crime.
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