31 March 2009

East Timor Legal News 31 March 2009

Forensic team finds more three massacre victims skeletons Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 31 March 2009 - The Australian and Argentinean joint forensic team have found3 more massacre victims skeletons at Hera cemetery on Monday (30/3).

Pessoa pledges to improve Public Prosecution Suara Timor Lorosae 31 March 2009 - Timorese new Prosecutor General Ana Pessoa has pledged to make efforts to improve the country's Public Prosecution service by tackling the problem of backlogged cases in the courts.

Monteiro visits Police Rapid Response Unit compound Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 31 March 2009 - Televizaun Timor-Leste The Timorese new Police Commander, Longinhos Monteiro, has held an official visit to the Rapid Intervention Police Unit (UIR) to examine the difficulties the unit is facing.

Monteiro also held a meeting with the UIR commander and officers to discuss their activities and shortcomings being faced by the UIR. During the meeting, Commander Monteiro said he was proud of the UIR efforts in maintaining security in the country.

Police detain nine in Samalari, Baukau Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 31 March 2009 - Buakau District Police have detained nine people in Samalari in the eastern District of Baukau who are suspected of being engaged in a fight which left three wounded.

Three detained over the attack on police station in Tasitolu Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 31 March 2009 Timorese Operational Police Commander, Inspector Mateus Fernandes, said Task Police officers arrested three people who were suspected of being engaged in the attack on the police station in Tasitolu in Dili.

President Horta criticises donors that blame Government Timor Post 31 March 2009 - President Jose Ramos Horta has criticised international donors that have been partners with the Government for shifting blame to the Government on the poverty levels in the country that remained high in the period 2002-2007.

Horta calls for development partners to review their effectiveness Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 31 March 2009 - President Horta has called for a review to the effectiveness of the development partners in Timor-Leste.

Parliamentary Committee C calls on Government not to amend the petroleum fund law Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 31 March 2009 - Parliamentary Committee C for Economy and Finance has called on the Government and the Parliament not to amend the current petroleum fund law, Article 9, as this law is flexible to allow the Government to withdrawing more than 3% without a clear justification.

President Ramos Horta Calls for MPs to be more active in the Parliament Suara Timor Lorosae 31 March 2009 - President Ramos Horta has called on MPs to be active in the Parliament in conducting their duties as the people's representatives and has urged each party bench chief to monitor their members.

Image: Art work by an unknown East Timorese artist of the Arte Moris art school in Dili, East Timor.

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