20 June 2013

Timor Leste Defence Force warns criminal groups they will never govern the country

ETLJB 20 June 2013 - According to a report in Jornal Nacional Diario on Friday, 14 June 2013, the Commander of the FALINTIL-Timor-Leste Defence Force (F-FDTL) Major General Lere Anan Timur said that the groupx of criminals should not even dream of governing Timor-Leste because this nation was built on the blood and remains of our martyred dead.

Lere added that "this small group of criminal youthes think that they will govern Timor..but they will never govern Timor. They will only one day in the future end up in jail, and some will transform themselves, any which way they can to impose their interests over the national interest.  They should not dream of doing this," Lere yelled to journalists at the Presidential Palace in Aitarak Laran, Dili, Wednesday 12 June last, shortly after his weekly meeting with the President of the Republic Taur Matan Ruak.

Because of this Major General Lere asked the youth and the population in general to remain peaceful in their places so as to think of each other's lives and develop themselves so that the future is brighter for all.

"It was not God that gave Timor-Leste its independence, we achieved it with blood and the bodies of our dead, so I ask our youth, our population, to remain peaceful, look out for our development, look out for our future," said Lere.

The commander of the F-FDTL also said that when a youth commits a crime, he or she will go to jail and lose their future, and so we appeal to our youth and our people to remain where they are peacefully and do each other's daily work.

"When a 20 year old youth commits a crime he or she loses his or her future, and it is because of this that I appeal to the youth to remain peaceful, stay in your homes, peacefully go about your work, but work does not just mean work in your office, it also means working in the fields, the rice and corn fields, think about your futures," Lere appealed.

Despite this, Major General Lere is saddened by the number of very young people who are already in jail, because he really does not know what sort of future these youth will have when they get out of jail later.
Source: Jornal Nacional Diario Friday, 14 June 2013 Edited by Warren L. Wright

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