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24 March 2012

President Horta sends land law back to Parliament

Timor Post, March 23, 2012 language source: Tetun - President of Republic Jose Ramos Horta has sent back the land law to the National Parliament to amend that law because it would not benefit people in the future.

“I spent many weeks analysing the land and compensation law, and I also received input or ideas from NGOs and many people that many provisions of the law are still wrong,” President Horta said.

President Horta also said that the Government through the Justice Ministry cooperated with the National Police to evict some residents, adding that the Government also used its power to lend land for international and national investors without consultation.

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