Suara Timor Loro Sa’e, May 17, 2010 language source: Tetun - Inspector General for Lottery Games in the Ministry of Tourism, Commerce and Industry, Miguel Lobato, said the Government would legalise shortly illegal gambling to prevent acts of crime in the country.
Lobato stressed that the Government through the Ministry of Tourism, Commerce and Industry was now preparing to regulate lottery gambling such as “bola guling, kuru-kuru and cock fighting”.
Meanwhile, village chief of Aimeri-Laran, Jose Mucasana urged the Government to halt all the illegal gambling in the country because such gambling has a severe impact on the people’s lives.
A Timor Loro Sa’e National University student, Elbino Alves Correia said the Government needed to cooperate with the police to prevent illegal gambling in the country.
See further, on East Timor Law Journal, the following analysis of the social problem of gambling in East Timor:
English Version - The Circulation of Lottery Tickets in East Timor
Indonesian Version - Pengedaran Kupon Berhadiah di RDTL
Portuguese Version - Comercializacao de Bilhetes de Lotaria na Republica Democratica de Timor-Leste
This analysis of the social problem of prostitution in East Timor was produced by the civil society component of the University of San Francisco's Legislative Drafting Initiative (in conjunction with The Asia Foundation's Access to Justice Program) in 2003-2004. Blog author implemented the LDI.