18 March 2009

East Timor Legal News 18 March 2009

Ana Pessoa has asked to resign from Fretilin Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 18 March 2009 - Recently appointed Prosecutor General Ana Pessoa has sent an official letter to the Fretilin Central Committee asking to it suspend her from her position as a Fretilin MP in the Parliament and as a board member of the Fretilin.

Police hand back dead body of Benigna da Silva
Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 18 March 2009 - Manufahi District Police has handed back the dead body of a 13-year-old school girl Benigna da Silva to her family for funeral.

Police officers who use weapon recklessly should be suspended Suara Timor Lorosae 18 March 2009 - State Secretary for Security, Francisco da Costa Guterres, said the Timorese Constitution did not allow the Timorese National Police (PNTL) officers carry pistols for threatening people.

President Horta urges AMP to hold dialog with Fretilin Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 18 March 2009 - President Jose Ramos Horta has called on the Parliamentary Majority Alliance Government (AMP) to hold a dialog with Fretilin opposition party and civil society in the country to move forward with the country's development in all sectors.

Council of Ministers is yet to approve the Penal Code Suara Timor Lorosae 18 March 2009 - Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao said the Council of Ministers was yet to approve the Timorese Penal Code. The Government was still in the process of consulting all sides about the article of abortion.

Government to prioritise strategic decision in the national interest Radio Televisaun Timor Leste18 March 2009 - State Secretary for the Council of the Ministers, Hermenegildo Pereira, said that the Government would consider suggestions from all sides in making strategic decisions in the national interest as its top priority as far as they did not cause any conflict.

UIR holds Joint training with GNR, Malaysian police and ISF Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 18 March 2009 - Timorese Rapid Intervention Police (UIR) has held a joint training with the UN-GNR police, Malaysian police, and International Stabilisation Force (ISF) from Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday (17/3).

Image: Drum by an unknown artist of the Arte Moris School in Dili, East Timor

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