30 October 2010

RDTL’s constitution does not permit people to sell land to foreigners

Timor Post, October 11, 2010, language source: Tetun - President for the Parliamentary Committee A for Constitution and Justice Issues, Fernanda Borges said the Timorese Constitution does not permit foreign nationals to purchase and possess land in the country.

“I am calling on the local residents not to sell their land to the foreign nationals, as the constitution does not allow it,” Borges said.

Borges affirmed that the law does not permit anyone to sell and buy land which is not according to the law.

The ex-Minister for Justice, Domingos Sarmento said during the term of office term of the former government, the law did not allow land purchases by foreign nationals,” “When I was still minister, I never sold land to the foreigners,” Sarmento said.

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