IDPs at the Don Bosco to be reintegrated soon Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 9 September 2008 Around 628 families of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) who have been staying in the Don Bosco compound for more than two years will be reintegrated soon says Ministry of Social Solidarity Monday (8/9).
Clandestine members in Lauten protested govt on vets law Suara Timor Loro Sae , 9 September 2008
Clandestine members in the district of Lauten protested the current law on former combatants and veterans of resistance saying the law does not benefit the members.
Collection of machetes and spears unnecessary, says ex-Superintendent Diario Nacional , 9 September 2008
Vice President of the Committee B on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Security Paulo de Fatima Martins said Monday (8/9) during the campaign of illegal weapons collection it is not necessary to collect also machetes and spears as these tools are used by the people to work on their farms.
FRETILIN held its first general assembly of militants Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 9 September 2008
The FRETILIN party held its first general assembly of militants in Letemumu village of Kelekai sub-district, Baukau Sunday (7/9) to strengthen its structures at the grass-root levels.
A Quelicai-born FRETILIN’s Member of Parliament, Inacio Freitas Moreira, said the assembly was intended to elect the party’s local leadership. “The seminar is aimed at strengthening the FRETILIN’s structure at the grass-roots levels to adequately respond to the existing challenges,” said Moreira.
He further added the strengthening of such structure is important to organize the party’s militants in the wake of incoming peace rally. Around 200 delegates from 15 villages in Quelicai attended the assembly.
Former combatants and veterans challenged govt on veterans law Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 9 September 2008
Former combatants and veterans from the districts of Baukau, Manatutu, Lauten and Vikeke challenged the government of Xanana Gusmao to thoroughly explain the content of the existing law of former combatants and veterans of resistance to them as the law does not benefit them.
Spokesperson of the region Albino Saco made the statement Sunday (7/9) during one-day seminar in Baucau. They also questioned the process of drafting such law and urged the process had to be participatory in that it better reflects the needs of all former combatants and veterans of resistance in the country.
F-FDTL to take part in a joint military exercise of the CPLP in Lisbon Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 9 September 2008
21 members of the East Timor's Defense Force (F-FDTL) had set for Lisbon Sunday (7/9) to take part in an annual joint military exercise of the states whose official language is Portuguese (CPLP).
The joint exercise is aimed at strengthening relations of the member states of the CPLP in dealing with terrorism and peace-keeping. The delegation led by Major Diaz Quintas is set to be in Alverio, Lisbon from September 16 until September 25 to join their counterparts from other seven member states of the countries who official language is Portuguese.
33 Police officers to attend one week training on law and human rights Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 9 September 2008
Around 33 members of the East Timor's National Police are to attend a five-day training sessions on law and human rights organized by the Ministry of Justice and its partners at the PNTL’s District Training Center in Kaikoli, Dili.
District Dili’s PNTL Interim Commander, Sub-Inspector Delfim da Silva, said there is a common perception in the community that the police are violators of human rights and the reason for the training is to dissipate such perception as the police carried out their tasks based on law and human rights. The training had started Monday (8/9) and will end on Friday, September 12, 2008.
The training is attended by 33 members of the National Police, four of whom are women. One-week training on law and human rights is realized through a joint cooperation of the Ministry of Justice, Human Rights and Justice Ombudsman, HAK Association, UNMIT’s Human Rights Unit, Secretary of State for the Promotion of Equality, Fokupers, Rede Feto and the Police Academy. Four of the 33 participants of the training are women.
Police raids raised concerns among local population Radio Televisaun Timor Leste, 9 September 2008
The local population of the Faularan sub-village in Bebonuk, Dili strongly condemned the excessive use of power by the East Timor's National Police Saturday (6/9) in capturing two local young men believed to be involved in local gang fighting.
The mother of the men apprehended by the PNTL, Marta Soares, said that the police got into her house without any arrest warrants and that the police acted like Ninjas. The family’s door was smashed and its oratory was destroyed during the raid by the police. According to Agustinha Ribeiro, a sister of the two young men arrested, the police came early in the morning around 6:30 with nine cars to seize two local houses in searching for the suspects.
District Dili’s PNTL Interim Commander, Sub-Inspector Delfim da Silva, said he did not anything about the raid. Mr Da Silva appealed to the population to lodge complaints about the event but not to simply manipulate the flow of information in the society. The local population urged the government to take the matters seriously.
PNTL asked to take necessary measures against food company - Radio Timor-Leste, 8 September 2008
East Timor’s State Secretary for Security Francisco Guterres asked the General Command of the National Police, known locally as PNTL, to take necessary measures against the company that provides bad quality of food to the members posted at various police stations in Dili.
Mr Guterres stated the Ministry of Defense and Security had appropriated budget to the PNTL for that purpose and that it is now the responsibility of the PNTL to take necessary measures against the company so that a change can be made in terms of good food quality for the members. He reiterated, “The money has been allocated? so now they have to make decisions to make changes and I look forward to hearing from them about the results.”