20 February 2011
Parliamentarians call on PNTL to detain an illegal group named "Xefe Estadu Maior Baze Apoiu 1975"
Timor Post, February 16, 2011 language source: Tetun - MP Natalino dos Santos from the National Congress for the Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT), has called on the Timorese National Police (PNTL) to hunt down an illegal group called "Xefe Estadu Maior Baze Apoiu 1975" and detain any member of the group who asks for money illegally from the local residents.
MP dos Santos urged the Manufahi District Police to respond to the case as soon as possible, because the members of the group are extorting money from people who want a bulletin or ID car.
"On the Bulletin is written "Xefe Estadu Maior Baze Apoiu 1975" and this case is happening in Same," MP dos Santos said. MP dos Santos added that this was a way of destabilizing the security situation in the country, and that there is only one "xefe estadu maior" and that is Brigadier General Lere Anan Timur.
MP Domingos da Costa from ASDT stressed that the police should take the necessary action to respond and solve this case immediately otherwise it will affect the country's security situation. The President of Parliament, Fernando "Lasama" de Araujo has called on the Parliamentary Committee B for Foreign Affairs, Security and Defense to collaborate with the police to resolve the case soon.