09 August 2009

East Timor Legal News 27 July 2009

Police Commander Monteiro criticises UN Police Timor Post 27 July 2009 Timorese Police (PNTL) Commander Commissioner Longinhos Monteiro has criticized the UN Police as it has not bestowed any award to the Timorese Police officers who have been working very well.

PNTL needs to hold three important principles: PM Gusmao Timor Post 27 July 2009 Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao who is also Minister for Defence and Security said in avoiding the collapse of the East Timor National Police (PNTL) in future, police officers should abide by three important principles in doing their dailyduties.

Governmentt opens legalised SDSB gambling Timor Post 27 July 2009 The Government has officially legalised the gambling game called SDSB on Sunday (26/7) after the Council of Ministers approved law number No.6/2009.

Police officers should be apolitical: Xanana Suara Timor Lorosae 27 July 2009 Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao has called on all Timorese national police officers to not get involved in any political party or they would be sacked from the PNTL institution.

PNTL in Manatuto district ready to strengthen unity Suara Timor Lorosae 27 July 2009 After transferring the responsibility by the UN Police in Lautem and Oecusse districts a few months ago, the UN Police had also handed over responsibility to the PNTL officers in Manatuto district on Saturday (25/07).

Government will not investigate money missing in PM’s office Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 27 July 2009 The Government will not hold an investigation into the case of money worth US$17.000 that went missing in the Office of Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao as it does not belong to the Sate.

Government wants PDHJ to investigate budget allocated to rehabilitate deputy PM’s house Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 27 July 2009 Deputy Prime Minister for Management and Public Administration Mario Viegas Carrascalao said the Government wanted the Human Rights and Justice Ombudsman to investigate the budget which was allocated to rehabilitate Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Social Issues Jose Luis Guterres’ house.

UNIFEM names Dr. Rui Araujo and Milena Pires to be advisors for gender issues Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 27 July 2009 The UN agency UNIFEM has held a half-day seminar to name Dr. Rui Maria Araujo and Milena Pires as representatives to advocate on the issue of discrimination based on gender.
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