18 February 2011
MPs calls on the Government to detain criminals who are extorting money from people
Diario Nacional, February 15, 2011 language source: Tetun - MP Arao Noe de Jesus from the National Congress for the Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT), has called on the competent institutions, particularly the Timorese National Police (PNTL) to detain those who are extorting money from the people.
"PNTL should take the necessary actions to respond to this case soon in order to discover and detain actors who are extorting money from the people and they should investigate this case rather than doing nothing to respond this case. People who are living in the rural areas have become victim as there is no people to defend and protect them from immoral acts of certain people who ask for money illegally," MP de Jesus said.
MP de Jesus added that an illegal group named OSNAKO, used to do such activities but at this time illegal groups are starting to demand money from the people in isolated or rural areas.
MPs Domingos da Costa from ASDT and Antonio Cardoso from Fretilin also called on the police to respond to this problem soon in order to free people from such activity which intimidates defenseless people in rural areas.