27 November 2008

East Timor Legal News 20 November 2008

Horta urges Parliament to review petroleum funds law Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 20 November 2008 - President Jose Ramos Horta has urged the Parliament to review the petroleum funds if it was a challenge to transfer the petroleum funds.

Legal practitioners urge Government to stop spending stabilisation funds Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 20 November 2008 - A Timorese legal practitioner, Pedro Camoes, has urged the Government to stop spending the economic stabilisation funds because the Court of Appeal has just made decision that the referred funds are illegal and baseless.

Horta's comments a threat for judicial system: Alkatiri Timor Post 20 November 2008 - Fretilin Secretary General Mari Alkatiri said the recent comments made by President Jose Ramos Horta regarding the decision made by the Court of Appeal on the economic stabilisation funds was a threat for the country's judicial system.

Parliament seeks other ways to combat corruption Suara Timor Lorosae 20 November 2008 - The Timorese Parliament has held a seminar on Wednesday (19/11) on how to reduce poverty in the country. The seminar was funded by the UNFPA.

Government allocates budget to construct joint office in border zone Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 20 November 2008 - State Secretary for Security, Francisco Guterres, said the Government would allocate budget for constructing a joint for office in the country's border zone.

Police detains two foreign nationals for bringing false money Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 20 November 2008 - Timorese Police have arrested two foreign nationals because they were suspected of bringing false money worth US $ 3,700. One is originally from Nigeria and another one is from Cameroon.

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