08 May 2009

East Timor Legal News 7-8 May 2009

PD urges Minister Pires to appear in the Parliament Suara Timor Lorosae 8 May 2009 - MP Adriano do Nascimento from the East Timor Democratic Party (PD) has urged Minister for Planning and Finance Emilia Pires to appear in the Parliament to clarify the recruitment process for the appointment of an international adviser as Director for the Customs Department.

People are concerned about the attempted assassination on 11 February 2008 Suara Timor Lorosae 8 May 2009 - The attempted assassination of President Jose Ramos Horta and the ambush of Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao inFebruary last year has made people worry about because the case is still pending in the courts.

Council of the Ministers discusses amending law on the former national liberation combatants Timor Post 8 May 2009 - The Council of the Council Ministers has started to discuss amending the laws relating to the the Timorese liberation combatants presented by the Ministry of Social Solidarity and Social Assistance.

Council of the Ministers approves internal security laws: Pereira Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 8 May 2009 - State Secretary for the Council of the Ministers Hermenegildo Pereira said the Council of Ministers had approved new internal security laws and received a draft law of national security and defence.

Cooperation between military (F-FDTL), residents and local Government is important: Brigadier General Ruak Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 7 May 2009 - Timorese Defence Force Commander Brigadier General Taur Matan Ruak said cooperation between the Timorese Defence Force (F-FDTL) soldiers, residents and the local Government was an important factor to strengthen security in the border zone.

Border Police Unit sets up a security post at the airport Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 7 May 2009 - The Timorese Border Police Unit (UPF) has set up a new security post at the Nicolau Lobato airport for security purpose.

Local authorities do not understand law on municipalities Suara Timor Lorosae 7 May 2009 - MP Fernanda Borges said it was important to conduct public information campaigns on the law on municipalities because most of the local authorities do not comprehend the law.

Police call for residents not to believe in witchcraft rumors Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 7 May 2009 - Timorese Police Deputy Commander Inspector Afonso de Jesus has called on residents in the capital Dili not to believe in rumor-mongering that there was a witch named Margareta flying around in some places.

Man detained over sexual assault of 75 year old lady Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 7 May 2009 - A twenty-one-year old man has appeared in the courtaccused of sexually assaulting a seventy-five year old lady in Betano in Same on 1 April.

Government is obliged to provide proper facilities for defence force soldiers Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 7 May 2009 - State Secretary for Defense Julio Thomas Pinto said that the Government had the obligation to provide proper facilities, such as clean water supply and toilets for defence soldiers that were deployed on the border.

Carrascalao should take action against Minister Lobato Suara Timor Lorosae 7 May 2009 - Deputy Prime Minister II Mario Viegas Carrascalao should take action against Minister for Justice Lucia Lobato because of corruption allegations against her according to the Director of anti-corruption civil society organisation LABEH (Mirror for All) Christopher Henry Samson.

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