27 May 2010

More clarification needed about illegal armed group in Ermera

Suara Timor Lorosa’e, May 26, 2010 language source: Tetun - MP Rui Menezes from the Democratic Party (PD) is concerned about the illegal armed group in Ermera and therefore he called for further clarification about it.

“I am calling on the National Parliament and the National Police to give clear information, because the Timorese citizens are woried about the existence of illegal weapons , this is because we just had a bad experience of conflict, therefore people do not want to hear the sound of gun shots again,” MP Menezes said.

He said that the Parliament should summon the Timorese National Police and Army to appear in the Parliament to clarify the current situation in Ermera.

Meanwhile, the Timorese Operational Police Commander, Superintendent Chief Mateus Fernandes, has refused to make comment on this issue, and he called on all people not to believe in rumors.

He added that the National Police was making efforts to maintain security situation in the country including control the border to prevent illegal infiltration.

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