08 November 2009

Timor-Leste Legal News 6 November 2009

UN: Practical discrimination against Timorese woman still happening Timor Post 6 November 2009 UN representative Fin Risk Nielsen said practical discrimination against Timorese woman was still happening in the country.

Banking & Payments Authority: Law does not permit using petroleum funds to pay debt Timor Post 6 November 2009 The Parliamentary Majority Alliance (AMP) Government has produced a proposed law on how to borrow money from other countries but it was difficult because the law on the petroleum fund has not given the Government space to spend the petroleum funds for paying debt.

Police to detain intoxicated persons Timor Post 6 November 2009 Timorese Police Commander for Public Relations Inspector Moises Amaral said the Timorese National Police (PNTL) has planned to detain young men wherever they were found to be intoxicated.

AMP Govt has weakened the judicial system Timor Post 6 November 2009 MP Fernanda Borges from the National Unity party (PUN) said the parliamentary Majority Alliance (AMP) Government led by Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao has weakened the country's judicial system because they returned the ex-militia commander, Maternus Bere, to Indonesia without going through any legal process.

Council of Ministers approves a decree law to amend veterans’ pension law Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 6 November 2009 Junior The Council of Ministers has just approved a decree law to amend the country’s veterans and combatants pension law.

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