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27 November 2008

East Timor Legal News 21 November 2008

Horta calls on Timorese civil society to keep up with dialog Radio Televisaun Timor Leste November 2008 - President Jose Ramos Horta has called on the Timorese civil society to keep maintaining dialog between the Timorese people because the country's security situation was still volatile.

Children urge Government to create good security situation Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 21 November 2008 - Children representatives have urged the Timorese Government led by Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao to create a good security situation for the children, so that they would not continue becoming victims of acts of violence.

Government to create proper condition for children, says Gusmao Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 21 November 2008 - With levels of violence against children in the country currently high, Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao has pledged that the Government would create proper conditions for Timorese children.

Timor-Leste needs to ensure the right of children: UNICEF Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 21 November 2008 - UNICEF Repetitive Jun King said Timor-Leste needed to ensure the principle of non-discrimination and the rights of children.

Petroleum funds for people and children, says Gusmao Suara Timor Lorosae 21 November 2008 - Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao said the petroleum funds being spent by the Government belonged to the people and was not owned by certain people; therefore Timorese people had the right enjoy this money.

President signs an agreement with Humanitarian Centre for Dialog Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 21 November 2008 - President Jose Ramos Horta has signed an agreement with Deputy President of the Humanitarian Centre for Dialog from Geneva, Andro Marcal, on the assistance for holding dialog in the country.

Reinado was mentally unstable and influenced much by politcs: Horta Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 21 November 2008 - President Jose Ramos Horta said the State had tried to approach the former rebel leader, Alfredo Reinado Alves, to hold dialog, yet at that time Reinado's condition was not stable and influenced much by politics.

Better to have coup, says Alkatiri Timor Post 21 November 2008 - Fretilin Secretary General Mari Akatiri said it was better for Fretilin to have a coup if Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao continued spending the economic stabilisation funds which did not pass in the Court of Appeal.

Fretilin representatives meet with Dili Bishop Timor Post 21 November 2008 - Fretilin Deputy Chief of Bench, Francisco Miranda Branco, said they had met with Bishop of the Dili Diocese, Monsignor Alberto Ricardo da Silva, to discuss the economic stabilisation funds and concerns about integrated part of the State bodies.

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