11 November 2010
Some F-FDTL and PNTL officers like cowboys
Suara Timor Lorosa’e, November 10, 2010 language source: Tetun - Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao who is also minister for defense and security said he had information that some of the Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL) and the Timorese National Police (PNTL) members behave like cowboy within the community.
“I have always had information from the residents saying that members of the F-FDTL and the PNTL have many times acted like cowboys,” PM Gusmao said.
PM Gusmao called on the F-FDTL and PNTL members not to act like cowboys, adding that it is important for them to act professionally in order to gain people’s confidence. PM Gusmao made the statements during a pilot course for defense and security which was held at the Presidential Palace in Aitarak-Laran.