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02 February 2009

East Timor Legal News 2 February 2009

Fretilin threatens to walk out of Parliament Timor Post 2 February 2009 - Fretilin has threatened to walk out of the Parliament if President Jose Ramos Horta officially promulgates the general state budget for the financial year of 2009 which was approved on Friday (30/1) by the Parliament.

Minister Pires calls on Fretilin to support the AMP Government Timor Post 2 February 2009 - The Minister for Planning and Finance, Emilia Pires, said she wanted Fretilin to support the Parliamentary Majority Alliance (AMP) Government for moving forward with the country's development.

Parliament will amend the law on judicial magistrates *Timor Post 2 February 2009 - MP Aderito Hugo da Costa from the National Congress of Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) said it would be best for the Parliament to amend the judicial magistrates law so that it could provide a broad opportunity to the Timorese judges for implementing the country's justice sector.

2000 Timorese youths have finished filling out military recruitment forms Timor Post 2 February 2009 - State Secretary for Defense Julio Tomas Pinto said more than 2000 Timorese youths from 13 districts had filled out the recruitment forms provided by the defence force and now they were waiting for the next process of selection.

Japan facilitates five PNTL officers to participate in training Timor Post 2 February 2009 - The Japanese Government through its embassy in Timor-Leste with JICA supports the National Police of Timor Leste by sending five police officers to participate in training in Japan.

Parliament authorizes Government to expend the 2009 state budget Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 2 February 2009 - Parliamentary President Fernando Lasama Araujo on behalf of the Timorese people has officially authorised the Government to spend the general state budget for the financial year of 2009 for its program implementation.

Horta will not replace the appellate court president Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 2 February 2009 - President Jose Ramos Horta said he would not replace the Court of Appeal President Claudio Ximenes with other people because the law did not allow him to do that.

* as amended by Law No 11 of 2004.

Image: The National Parliament in Dili.
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