24 October 2012

East Timor Legal News 23 October 2012

Opposition MP accuses Police Commissioner of supporting illegal gambling - A member of parliament for the opposition party, Fretilin, has accused the Police Commissioner Longinhos Monteiro of supporting the widespread illegal gambling in the country.

Diario Nacional repoorted today comments by MP Osorio Florindo that he did not believe the police commanders decision to stop illegal gambling because the clandestinely support it and obtain benefit from it.

"If I were the Prime Minister, I would sack out the PNTL commander who is backing the illegal gambling in our country," MP Florindo said.

see alsoAnalysis of the Social Problem of Gambling in East Timor
Police seize drugs - Timor Post reported today that, in response to the recent seizure of six kilograms of drugs , the President, Taur Matan Ruak, has appealed to the police to work hard on the problem of drug trafficking.

"I had received information from Prime Minister which said that the police had seized six kg of drugs, that is what we have seized, but it will add its quantity every day, therefore, it needs PNTL's dedication to combat it," he said.

At the same time, Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao also called on PNTL to work hard to combat people engaging in illegal activities in addition to drug trafficking such as prostitution.

See also
Indonesians and Mozambiquans arrested on suspicion of importing 8 kgs of methamphetamine to Timor-Leste

 Analysis of the Social Problem of Prostitution in East Timor
Police to be deployed at all fuel stations - Suara Timor Lorosae reported today that the Deputy Prime Minister Fernando de Araujo said that he will deploy the police at all fuel stations in the country to seize private cars and motorcycles that refuel using state coupons to pay.

"I will contact with Prime Minister to seek authorisation to implement this plan in all fuel stations throughout the country,"
CPLP Court's Presidents share experience - Radio Televizaun de Timor-Leste reported today that Presidents of the Appellate Courts from Portuguese Language Speaking Countries (CPLP) have shared their experience with Timor-Leste, and to discuss three topics, namely; the global interdependence of courts, the role of appellate court and how to guarantee the judicial sector.

President of the East Timor Appellate Court Claudio Ximenes said this conference was an important way to know their experience because they have been running their judicial sectors for many years and that it was a positive step to assist creating good administration of justice in Timor-Leste.

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