01 November 2009

Timor Leste Legal and Political News 29 - 30 Octoer 2009

UN mission needs to be extended: MPs Timor Newsline 30 October 2009 MP Inacio Moreira from Fretilin said Timor-Leste still needed the presence of the UN in Timor-Leste to help professionalise the Timorese people. Therefore the extension of the UN mission was necessary.

MPs calls on state bodies to halt ISF’s presence
Timor Newsline 30 October 2009 MP Inacio Moreira from Fretilin has called on the country’s state bodies to halt the presence of the International Stabilization Force (ISF) in Timor-Leste because the security situation in the country has returned to normal.

Timor-Leste sends letter to Indonesia
Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 30 October 2009 Timor-Leste has officially sent an official letter to Indonesia in relation to the Timorese security post destruction by the Indonesia’s TNI soldiers in the border in recent days.

Security post for UPF in the border will continue: Police Commander Monteiro Diario Nacional 29 October 2009 Following the destruction to the security post of the Timorese Border Police Unit (UPF) by some of the Indonesian armed force in the border area, the Timorese Police Commander, Longinhos Monteiro said the construction to the referred post would continue.
ISF presence will be determined by the State: Pinto Timor Post 29 October 2009 State Secretary for Defence Julio Thomas Pinto said the prolongation of the International Stabilisation Force (ISF) in the country would be determined by the country's state bodies.

Ministry of Defence to purchase 16 cars for Timorese Military Police Suara Timor Loro Sa'e 29 October 2009 State Secretary for Defence Julio Tomas Pinto said the Government would purchase 16 cars for the Timorese military police in 2010 and the funds would be taken from minor capital works program worth US$ 1, 6 million.

IDPs problem will completely overcome in December Timor Post 29 October 2009 Director for DNAS Amandio Amaral Freitas said the Government through the National Department for Social Assistance (DNAS) has promised that the Government would completely resolve the IDPs problem in the country in December.

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