12 March 2010

Parliament approves Law on National Security

Televizaun Timor-Leste, March 11, 2010 language source: Tetun - The Timorese National Parliament had approved  proposed law No 26/2 presented to the Parliament. by the Government through the State Secretary for Security Francisco Guterres.

Parliamentary President Fernando Lasama de Araujo said that the law is needed to be implemented in the country.  “The Law on National Security is needed to be implemented in this country,” Mr. Lasama said.

Meanwhile, MP Manuel Tilman from KOTA said that he voted against the law because he was worried about how it would be implemented.

“I voted against the law because I am concerned that if there is another crisis like that in 2006, there are no competent people who will make a proper decision to respond to the case,” Mr. Tilman said.

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