20 September 2011

Residents are not staying calm due to gun shots every night



East Timor Legal News 20/09/2011 Source: Suara Timor Lorosae September 8, 2011 language source: Tetun - General Commander of the Timorese National Police (PNTL) through Dili District Police Commander pledged to ensure security 24 hours, but unfortunately there were gun shots every night and that made residents panic, says Sisto da Costa.

Program Manager for Human Rights Advocacy added that the policy of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) of importing bullets without coordinating with the Government will prejudice the security situation in the country.

He stressed that UNMIT should explain to the public about the objective of imrpoting bullets, because people have an absolute right to know about it.

MP Francisco Branco from Fretilin, said UNMIT has no right to purchase or import bullet into the country as their mandate is about to end.

"We do not know exactly how many bullets each container contained. UNMIT should explain it because the politicians and all the people are concerned about it."

"UNMIT purchased and imported the bullets to be used for what? Because they have no reason to import bullet while their mandate is about to end," MP Branco said.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very unprofessional report as this article mixes and matches apples&pears!
firstly it is about the shootings during night time, which PNTL is obviously unable to investigate and verify the perpetrators!
secondly the rest of the article indicates that UNMIT/ISAF - due to the unsolved (at least in public) issue around alleged import of ammunition - is the one "shooting at night time"! Please, leave out the rumors as its just rumors and provide accurate information for the public!

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