A soldier engaged in beating up an old lady arrested Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 8 January 2009 - A soldier from the Timorese Defense Force (FDTL) suspected of being engaged in beating up a sixty-year-old lady in Bidau has been arrested by the defence force's military police for investigation purpose.
Parliament condemns F-FDTL soldier engaged in beating up a resident Suara Timor Lorosae 8 January 2009 - MPs in the Parliament have strongly condemned a soldier of the Timorese Defense Force suspected of being engaged in beating up a sixty-year-old-lady recently in the Dili eastern suburb of Bidau.
F-FDTL soldier killed in traffic accident in Lautem Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 8 January 2009 - An F-FDTL soldier was killed in a fatal traffic accident in the area of Lautem district, seven were seriously injured and while other ten sustained minor injuries after the public bus they were on board hit a buffalo in the middle of the road.
AMP Government should not think only about kicking out Chief Judge Claudio Ximenes: Alkatiri Timor Post 8 January 2009 - Fretilin Secretary General Mari Alkatiri said the Parliamentary Majority Alliance Government (AMP) should not only think about replacing President of the Court of Appeal, Claudio Ximenes, but should find out about his serious illness.
Parliament should not close door for general state budget: Carrascalao Timor Post 8 January 2009 - MP Mario Viegas Carrascalao has called on the Parliament not to close door for the proposed additional state budget from the Government and asked them to accept it.
Defense force will not copy military system from other countries Timor Post 8 January 2009 - Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL) Commander, Brigadier General Taur Matan Ruak said the country's defence force would not copy the military systems of other countries next year .
Alkatiri urges legalisation on his position in gas and oil field deals Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 8 January 2009 - Former Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri who is also current Fretilin secretary general said he was ready to contribute to the negotiations on the Timor Sea gas and oil fields, yet the Government should legalise first his position.
Avoid individual power for creating stability in 2009, says Carrascalao Suara Timor Lorosae 8 January 2009 - MP from the Social Democratic Party (PSD), Mario Viegas Carrascalao, said in creating peace and stability within the country in 2009, all political leaders should stop pursuing individual power; otherwise it would damage Timor-Leste's credibility.
Image added by ETLJB - An F-FDTL soldier.
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