23 August 2009

East Timor Legal News 19 August 2009

Fretilin alleges Deputy PM Guterres defamed F-FDTL in UN forum Suara Timor Lorosae 19 August 2009 MP Francisco Miranda Branco from Fretilin has urged Deputy Prime Minister Jose Luis Guterres to apologise to the Timorese people regarding his statement at the UN General Assembly in 2006 saying the Timorese Defence Force had killed almost 100 protestors.

Fretilin accuses Gusmao of making illegal contract Suara Timor Lorosae 19 August 2009 MP Aniceto Guterres from Fretilin has accused Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao of making an illegal contract with some of the national entrepreneurs to speed up the Government’s infrastructure policy.
Lasama appreciates PNTL officers’ work in the border Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 19 August 2009 Parliamentary President Fernando Lasama de Araujo said he appreciated the work of the Timorese National Police (PNTL) officers in the border as they had built good coordination and communication with the Indonesian police and military in preventing infiltration by terrorists.
Police will not tolerate any threats to the village chiefs elections Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 19 August 2009 Timorese Operational Police Commander Inspector Mateus Fernandes has declared that the police will not tolerate anyone or any groups that try to disrupt the village chiefs elections.

ASDT concerns about the ISF soldiers’ attitude Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 19 August 2009 MP Francisco Araujo from the Timorese Social Democratic Association (ASDT) has expressed concerns over the attitude of the International Stabilisation Forces (ISF) soldiers who are suspected of illegally taking sacred stones belonging to the local people.

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