08 October 2011

Justice Ministry's evictions of residents is not based on the law

East Timor Legal News 08 October 2011 Source: Suara Timor Lorosae October 4, 2011 language source: Tetun - MP Fernanda Lay from the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) said that the Justice Minister has evicted some people from their houses, but unfortunately the residents have no information about that and those evictions contradict the law.

MP Lay said that the Government has produced a law for land and property in order to guarantee all the people  access to land and those who stay outside the country since 1974 can send their requirements to the Government about their right of accessing land, but unfortunately the law has not been well implemented yet.

"This has already happened to Mr. Elizeu Pereira that the Government evicted them without informing them first. The Government should inform them before they are evicted from their homes," MP Lay said.

MP Natalino dos Santos from the National Congress for the Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) said the Government should think carefully before evicting residents from their houses and the decision made should be based on the law.
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