02 October 2012

East Timor Legal News 28 September 2012

Stabbing in Dili - A local resident of the Dili suburb of Comoro has been stabbed by unknown people. The stabbed man has been identified as Rofino Lino.

Radio Televizaun de Timor-Leste reported today that the family of the victim has appealed to the police to find and arrest the perpretators of the stabbing.

His family has also called on the police to conduct routine patrols because the situation in the suburbrs is not safe and affects the daily routine of residents without having to panic about possible violent attacks.
-----Anti-Corruption Commision must investigate police budget expenditure - Timor Post reported today that the peak NGO monitoring the security sector in East Timor, Fundasaun Mahein (FM), has called on the Anti-Corruption Commission to investigage the expenditure of the police force's budget because it has run into a deficit of almost US$3 million.

FM researcher Joao De Almeida said that the State Secretary for Security reported that the police force's debt was almost $3 million which had not been allocated in the state budget. So the Anti-Corruption Commission should investigate that".

“Both the Antic-Corruption Commission and the Public Prosecutor should investigate it because the debty bears no relation to the budget allocated by the government for the police," he said.
Decision on changes to Police Force Management a matter for the Superior Council - Decisions on possible pending changes to the police force management structure is becoming a matter of concern for the Parliament and the police force itself.

Leading daily newspaper Suara Timor Lorosae reported today that according to its confidential sources, there are 12 police superintendents who would be eligible to apply for the positions but the decision is ultimately up to the Superior Council for Defence and Security.

The Deputy Commissioner Afonso de Jesus said “I have no comments to make because it is not my competency. It is the competencey of the government. The important thing is the people who will replace us have the necessary skills and can guarantee the security situation on the country.”

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