13 November 2008

East Timor Legal News 6 November 2008

Public Prosecution yet to summon Brigadier Ruak: Longinhos Monteiro Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 6 November 2008 - Timorese Prosecutor General Longinhos Monteiro, said until now the Public Prosecution was yet to summon Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL) Commander, Brigadier General Taur Matan Ruak to face inquiry, because there was a technical problem.

Horta's statement important to be investigated: MPs Timor Post 6 November 2008- President Jose Ramos Horta recognized that corruption practices had strongly happened within the Government institutions when he was still prime minister and that is important to be investigated, MP Mario Viegas Carrascalão.

Police arrest Indonesian narcotic croupier Suara Timor Lorosae 6 November 2008 - Timorese National Police (PNTL) havearrested an Indonesian citizen, Raharjo Kaiono who was suspected of bringing bags of illegal drugs into Timor-Leste.

Brigadier Ruak pleased with the approval of military service law Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 6 November 2008 - The Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL) Commander, Brigadier General Taur Matan Ruak, said he was pleased with the approval of the military service law by the Parliament recently, as it was flexible to the F-FDTL command.

Image: Brigadier General Taur Matan Ruak, Commander of the Falintil-East Timor Defence Forces. The United Nations recommended that he be prosecuted for his role in the illegal distribution of weapons to civilians during the 2006 crisis. He is yet to face the Court.

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