08 July 2008

More arrested over cars for Timor MPs

Published at 7:13pm on 8 July 2008 Radio New Zealand

East Timorese and United Nations anti-riot police arrested at least 16 students on Tuesday during a second day of protests against a plan to import cars for its 65 politicians.

In June, parliament decided to buy Toyota Land Cruisers. The students claim the government ordered 65 vehicles from Japan for more than $US2 million, but the government says the order is for 26 cars at $US900,000. Read more...

East Timor Law Journal - Towards the rule of law in Timor-Leste

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