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03 February 2009

East Timor Legal News 3 February 2009

Former rebels meet with President Horta and Prosecutor-General Monteiro Timor Post 3 February 2009 - President Jose Ramos Horta and Prosecutor General Longinhos have held a meeting with former rebel leader, Gastao Salsinha, and other followers of slain rebel leader Alfredo Reinado Alves, such as Amaro alias Susar and Marcelo Caetano.

Corruption law should be discussed with NGOs and public, says MP Borges Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 3 February 2009 - MP Fernanda Borges from the Parliamentary Committee C for Finance and Anti-corruption said they would hold public hearings on the draft anti-corruption law with NGOs and other organisations that were fighting against corruption in the country.

EDTL technicians meet with state secretary for electricity Timor Post 3 February 2009 - Timor-Leste Electricity Centre (EDTL) technicians have held a meeting with the State Secretary for Electricity, January Pereira, to discuss the process of the investigation into power outage problems during the debate on the state budget in Parliament.

Horta and state council discuss substitution of appellate court president Timor Post 3 February 2009 - President Jose Ramos Horta has held a meeting with the State Council to discussthe nomination of a new figure that will replace the President of the Court of Appeal, Claudio Ximenes.

LABEH urges prosecutor general to accelerate process of justice minister's case Timor Post 3 February 2009 - Director for LABEH, a national anti-corrption NGO, Christopher Henry Samson said has urged Prosecutor General, Longuinhos Monteiro to hasten the process of the corruption allegations involving Justice Minister, Lucia Lobato.

Fretilin MP Cipriana continues driving vehicle from Parliament Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 3 February 2009 - Fretilin MP Cipriana Pereira said she would continue driving the car provided by the Secretariat of the Parliament, because it would help support Parliamentary Committee C for Economy and Anti-Corruption.

Police urge mental health test for PM Xanana's attacker Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 3 February 2009 - Timorese Operational Police Commander, Inspector Mateus Fernandes, has urged the Department of Health to hold a thorough medical test on Patricio Babo Martins who is suspected of being engaged in attacking Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao's convoy on Thursday.

Image: President Jose Ramos Horta with Major Alfredo Reinado (dec'd).

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