01 May 2009

East Timor Legal News 27-28 April 2009

President should not threaten the Parliament Timor Post 28 April 2009 - The Plenary of the National Parliament has called for President Jose Ramos Horta not to threaten the MPs as the Parliament is also one of the country's state bodies.

Parliament to investigate allegation case of stealing rice Timor Post 28 April 2009 - MPs will hold a thorough investigation into cases including the case of 4,000 subsidised bags of rice stolen from the Government warehouse if the inquiry law that would allow the Parliament to hold investigations is approved.

ISF's delegations visit Likisa Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 28 April 2009 - The International Stabilisation Force's delegations have held a working visit to trip to Likisa district looking at the security situation and problems being faced by the people.

Ex-resistance fighters hand over uniforms to state secretary for security Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 28 April 2009 - Ten ex-resistance fighters have handed over 10 uniforms and 74 bullets belonging to the special police unit (UPF) to the state secretary for security.

Horta stops holding dialog with residents in Kamea Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 27 April 2009 - President Jose Ramos Horta has provisionally stopped holding dialog with residents in Kamea of Dili because the residents continue to refuse the IDPs returning home and urge the Government to provide new places for the IDPs.

Lacking of proper policy impact on people's lives: Renan Selak Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 27 April 2009- Member of the Parliamentary Committee E, Faustino Renan Selak dos Santo said 49% of the Timorese population was still living in poverty because of deficient policies to combat corruption.

Artwork by Arte Moris artist.

East Timor Legal Information Site

1 comment:

East Timor Law Journal said...

A law that allows the Parliament to investigate criminal matters? Surely, this can not be. For all of the efforts of the UN and the international community as well as the democratic forces within East Timor that have continued the struggle to create a just state firmly rooted in the foundations of the separation of powers, here comes the East Timor National Parliament to abrogate unto itself the powers of the executive and the judicial organs.

This does great violence to the rule of law and ought to be condemned for what it is - a gross violation of the constitutive doctrines of democracy.