30 November 2011

Police must work with UNPol to solve double murder in Garden Beach Hotel

East Timor Legal News 30/11/2011 Source: Independente 29/11/2011 - President Jose Ramos Horta has called on the Timorese National Police (PNTL) to cooperate with the United Nations Police to properly investigate the recent murder case of Garden Beach Hotel's Manager and his wife.

President Horta said it was the first time foreigners were killed in the country since TimorLeste gained its independence.

"I am very concerned when I heard information (about the deaths). It is the first time it has happened like this.

We do not know what the motive is" Horta said. He added "I am asking for the police to work well with UNPol. There is no possibility of inviting an authority from Malaysia or the Australian Federal Police to help (with the) investigation."

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