09 April 2009

East Timor Legal News 9 April 2009

Fretilin chief Alkatiri says government corruption will motivate demonstration Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 9 April 2009 Fretilin Secretary General Mari Alkatiri said corruption found within Government institutions was a motivation for the Fretilin party to hold a peaceful long march protesting against the Government.

Electoral Adminstration Director laments lack of resources for village chief elections Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 9 April 2009 The Director of Technical Secretariat for Electoral Administration (STAE), Thomas Cabral, said the STAE was currently lacking transports to help facilitate the processes for the pending village chiefs elections.

Norway to support Timor-Leste's judicial sector Timor Post 9 April 2009 The Norwegian Government has pledged to support Timor-Leste by providing 19 NOK million [US $ 2.9 million] through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for strengthening the country's judicial system over three years.

Timorese optimistic with security and believe in National Police: Asia Foundation Timor Post 9 April 2009 The Asian Foundation's research findings show that the majority of the Timorese people are optimistic with the current situation that has been gradually returning to normal and believes in the National Police (PNTL) to provide security in the country.

Image: Traditional East Timorese drum painted by a student of Arte Moris Art School

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