23 March 2010

Internal Security law regulate national police in responding to any cases

Timor Post, March 17, 2010 language source: Tetun - The Timorese State Secretary for Security, Francisco Guterres, has confirmed that the internal security law approved by the Parliament is helpful as it will assist the Government to regulate when interventions will be made by the Timorese National Police in responding any cases in the future.

Guterres also said that law has also regulats when force may be used by the police in responding to incidents.

“The law has many advantages as it will regulate the PNTL officers when they use force to respondto incidents and any operations should be based on the law" Guterres said.

Guterres said that the law ensures that the national police must consult with the parliament before conducting operation for any cases in the future.

Guterres explained that the law has also guarantee the Government, State, National Parliament and the Court to control the country’s security force, particularly the National Police institution.

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