22 February 2009

East Timor Legal News 18 February 2009

Two men detained over sexual assault: Police Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 18 February 2009 - Manufahi District Police Commander, Inspector Miguel Faria, said the police had detained two men suspected of being engaged in an attempted sexual assault of 2 minor girls.

Alkatiri resigns from the post of negotiator Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 18 February 2009 - Former Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri has resigned from the negotiating team for the Timor Sea gas and oil deals because he has not been supported legally by the Government.

Guterres and his colleagues breach Fretilin’s rules: Fretilin MP Timor Newsline 18 February 2009 - Fretilin MP Jose Manuel Fernandes said his party made a decision to sack current Deputy Prime Minister, Jose Luis Guterres, Vitor da Costa and his colleagues from the Fretilin Board member because they breached the party's rules by setting up another Fretilin.

Election for villages chief will be held in September 2009 Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 18 February 2009 - Director for Technical Secretariat for Electoral Administration (STAE), Thomas Cabral, said election for 442 village chiefs in Timor-Leste would be held before September 23 and said the date had been approved by the National Electoral Commission (CNE).

UN needs to be here until 2012: CNRT MP Timor Post 18 February 2009 - The National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) MP Aderito Hugo da Costa has urged President Jose Ramos Horta to continue calling for the UN mission's extension in Timor-Leste, as the security situation of the country was still volatile.

Better to choose post of deputy pm than anti-corruption commission: Carrascalao Suara Timor Lorosae 18 February 2009 - MP Mario Vieagas Carrascalao said he would prefer to be Deputy Prime Minister II than to lead proposed anti-corruption commission.

Japan concerns about corruptions in Timor-Leste Suara Timor Lorosae 18 February 2009 - Japanese Government and some particular entities were concerned about corruptions found in the country's Government institutions, especially in the implementation of state projects in Timor-Leste.

Government to construct dormitory for PNTL: State secretary for security Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 18 February 2009 - State Secretary for Security, Francisco da Costa Guterres, said the Government had prepared a plan to construct dormitory for police officers in the Capital Dili so that police could be more disciplined in doing their tasks.

State secretary for defence visits Miliyary Police office construction Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 18 February 2009 - State Secretary for Defence, Julio Thomas Pinto, made a short visit to the defence force's military police office construction looking at progresse of the construction.

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