25 March 2010

HAK calls on Government to capacitate National Police officers

Radio Timor-Leste, March 24, 2010 language source: Tetun - The Timorese Human Rights Association (HAK) Vice Director, Edio Saldanha, has called on the Government to better professionalise the Timorese National Police (PNTL) officers.

Saldanha made the comment after some national police officers had carried out their task unprofessionally, particularly in responding to a case.

Saldanha added that the National Police officers had sometimes breached the law in responding to cases such as the recent operation on ninja gangs in Bobonaro and Kovalima districts, the Delta Nova shooting death and the brutal assault by police officers of Mr. Leo Chomacose, a resident of Atauro Island.

Saldanha also said that it was important that the police officers know the ethics code use to approach or respond to incidents.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

shame on pntl. shame on government of timor leste. shame on unpol. and shame on foreign governments that fund pntl. and obrigado ba untaet for making RDTL police force from ex polisi indonesia. makanya ada bentrokan dgn falintil-fdtl pada th 2006