19 March 2009

East Timor Legal News 19 March 2009

Carrascalao sends a team to probe Ministry of Education Suara Timor Lorosae 19 March 2009 - Deputy Prime Minister II Mario Viegas Carrascalao said the Government has sent a team from the Inspectorate General to hold an investigation into allegations of corruption in the Ministry of Education.

Inspection of ministries is to prevent problems Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 19 March 2009 - Deputy Prime Minister for Administration, Mario Veigas Carrascalao, said the inspections he conducts of all ministries was not for sacking the functionaries, but for preventing serious problems that might appear.

Carrascalao has no power to combat corruption Suara Timor Lorosae 19 March 2009 - Following the recent comments made by Deputy Prime Minister II, Mario Viegas Carrascalao saying he would resign from the post if he was unable to combat corruption, the Director for LABEH [a local anti-corruption NGO], Christopher Henry Samson, said Carrascalao has nopower to combat corruption.

CPD-RDTL disagrees with extension of the UN mission Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 19 March 2009 - CPD-RDTL [an historic political organization] has called for halting the UN resolution extending the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste mission and urged the Government to combat corruption in the country.

Catholic Church still disagrees with draft legal provisions on abortion Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 19 March 2009 - Bishop of Baukau Diocese, Monsignor Basilio do Nascimento, said the Catholic Church stood firmly to defend its position that abortion was an act of crime, therefore they still disagreed with the articles regulating abortion in the draft Penal Code.

Brigadier Ruak meets with Horta to discuss recruitment process Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 19 March 2009 - The Timorese Defence Force (F-FDTL) Commander, Brigadier Taur Matan Ruak, has met with President Ramos Horta to discuss the process of recruitment of new soldiers to the defence force.

Suspect in murder of Januario Hornai detained Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 19 March 2009 - Dili District Police Commander, Sub Inspector Delfim da Silva said the suspect of murdering Januario Pereira in the recent fight of martial art clubs had been detained in Becora Jail waiting for trial process.

Police detain 16 trucks from Indonesia Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 19 March 2009 - Police have detained 16 trucks from West Timor in Indonesia as they entered into the country with unclear travel documents.

Images: Mario Viegas Carrascalao, Basilio do Nascimento
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