17 November 2010

Martial art clubs problems, domestic violence and land dispute cause conflict

Televizaun Timor-Leste, November 16, 2010 language source: Tetun - The State Secretary for Security, Francisco Guterres said social conflict that mostly happened within the communities was caused by the martial art clubs, domestic violence and land disputes.

Guterres made the comments yesterday after participating in an opening ceremony of professionalizing Focal points of the National Department of community conflict prevention entitled “Di’ak liu Prevene Duk√© Kura” [It is better to prevent rather than cure].

Guterres said it was important for the community leaders to have adequate knowledge to resolve problems happened as it was part of contribution to the peace keeping in the country.

See further The Regulation of Martial Arts in East Timor: An Overview of Law No 10 of 2008 on the practice of martial arts

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