24 March 2012

President vetoes land and property law

Diario Nacional March 23, 2012, Language source: Tetun - President of the Republic, Jose Ramos Horta has exercised his right to veto the law for land and property because the law was not favorable for the people and has sent it back to the Parliament.

”We should be neutral to protect the people’s land and properties and should guarantee the rights of the landlord and to guarantee the investor who invest in the country,” Horta said. Horta made a comment that the law is good but the MPs need to amend and reform some articles so that it could protect the people’s rights.

He added that some of the articles of the law should be amended in order to benefit the people of the country in the future.

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