22 November 2013

Military will shoot people who create instability in East Timor

ETLJB 22/11/2013 - According to an English translation of a report in media Independente on 01/10, the Commander of the East Timor Defence Force at the Metinaro Training Centre, Colonel Falur Ratelaek, has said that the military is ready to shoot people who create instability in the country.

According to the translation distributed by the Timor Leste Media Development Centre, Colonel Falur said the current situation was the responsibility of the Timorese National Police (PNTL) but when PNTL needed F-FDTL’s support, it was ready to hunt criminals in the capital of Dili.

”If we were police we should shoot at them. All Timorese should abide by the law and not create instability again in the country otherwise F-FDTL (Falinil-East Timor Defence Force) would shoot,” he said.

Falur called on the young Timorese to remain calm and learn something but not to hunt each other, otherwise they would lose their lives. Source: Independente 1 October 2013 Edited by Warren L. Wright

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