27 June 2009

East Timor Legal News 26 June 2009

Proposed anti-corruption is unconstitutional: Fretilin Timor Post 26 June 2009 - Fretilin said the Government's proposed anti-corruption law was unconstitutional yet the Parliamentary Majority alliance (AMP) wanted to amend it as the commission would be set up for combating corruption.

Constitution weakens task of PDHJ Suara Timor Lorosae 26 June 2009 - Timorese Human Rights and Justice Ombudsmen (PDHJ) Sebastiao Ximenes said the PDHJ had not conducted its task optimally because they were challenged by the constitution.

ISF and UN Police to strengthen security in the border Suara Timor Lorosae 26 June 2009 - The Government has planned to coordinate with the International Stabilisation Force (ISF) and the UN Police to involve them in the border to better provide security in that area, says State Secretary for security, Francisco Guterres.

Nepotism allegation of employing international advisor is too political: Pires Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 26 June 2009 - Minister for Planning and Finance Emilia Pires said the allegation case of nepotism in the recruitment of legal advisors at her ministry was a political maneuver.

Pinto calls on F-FDTL soldiers to forget political parties Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 26 June 2009 - State Secretary for Defense Julio Thomas Pinto has called on the Timorese Defence Force (F-FDTL) not to affiliate with any political party and that it should not be involved in political parties.

F-FDTL command to produce internal regulation: Lere Anan Timur Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 26 June 2009 - The Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL) Command has planned to produce an internal regulation to regulate its soldiers who are not disciplined.

PDHJ team holds a meeting with community leaders in Maubisse Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 26 June 2009 - The Timorese Human Rights and Justice Ombudsman team has held a meeting with community and local leaders in Maubisse to share information about good governance, public administration and justice for preventing maladministration and corruption.
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