16 October 2010
National Parliament News 14 October 2010 - Fourth Session of Second Legislature
Parliament tries to cooperate with civil society and all institutions: Lasama Radio Timor-Leste, October 14, 2010 language source: Tetun - Parliamentary President Fernando Lasama de Araujo said the Parliament was trying to accommodate civil society and all institutions in the country in a cooperative and friendly environment to face Timor-Leste’s current situation.
Lasama made the comments during his speech marking the fourth session of the second legislature on Thursday (14/10) at Parliament House. Lasama affirmed that this policy is made to build an open and pluralistic society to help respond to the communities’ needs. He added that the Parliament is the place to seek solution to social problems and produce laws for responding to the Timorese people’s needs.
Parliament shows efforts in producing laws: Horta Radio Timor-Leste, October 14, 2010 language source: Tetun - President Jose Ramos Horta said the Parliament had put great efforts in producing various laws during its mandate to better strengthen the judicial system and justice policy in the country.
President Horta affirmed that the Parliament has produced national security and defence laws, a law on domestic violence and has resolved other important issues.
In his speech marking the fourth session of the legislature, President Horta said those laws were very important to have a positive impact on the people’s lives. Horta urged the Parliament to make efforts to better strengthen justice security within the community.
Horta calls on Parliament is preparation for elections in 2012 Radio Timor-Leste, October 14, 2010 language source: Tetun - President Jose Ramos Horta has called on the Parliament to make preparations for enacting legislation for the conduct of legislative elections in 2012.
Horta wanted the Parliament to make adjustments and to amend the electoral laws which will be satisfactory to all sides. Horta affirmed that the country has state budget to be allocated to all programs, but there should be appropriate control and execution of the budget which could benefit the country’s people. Horta also congratulated the Parliament on its success, but should better improve its work in future.