New F-FDTL soldiers participate in swearing-in Timor Newsline18 December 2009 572 of the Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL) new recruits have officially participated in swearing-in ceremony after attending six-month training.
PM Gusmao appreciates new role of Commander Ruak and Lere Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 18 December 2009 Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao has expressed appreciation to the new role of the Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL) Commander Major General Taur Matan Ruak and F-FDTL Chief of Staffs, Brigadier General Lere Anan Timur in the process of nation building.
Soldiers should follow principle of independence: Ruak Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 18 December 2009 The Timorese Defence Force (F-FDTL) Commander Major General Brigadier Taur Matan Ruak said becoming soldiers for the defense force should follow principle of the country’s independence.
PM Gusao: F-FDTL should fallow ex-resistance example Diario Nacional , 18 December 2009- Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao has called for the new recruits of the Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL) to follow the ex-resistance’s paradigm as they had fought for the country’s liberation.
Alkatiri says Objective of giving subsidies to old person is to buy votes Diario Nacional 18 December 2009Fretilin Secretary General Mari Alkatiri said the Parliamentary Majority Alliance (AMP) Government’s policy of providing subsidies to the elderly seemed to be a way to gain or buy votes in the elections.