20 August 2014

Fundasaun Mahein: Dismissal member of F-FDTL-PNTL: As a Part of Discipline Reformation?

ETLJB 20/08/2014 From Fundasaun Mahein, 19 August 2014 Press Release - In Mahein’s Voice No. 83, Fundasaun Mahein conducts a discussion concerning the policy of dismissal inside the institution of Falintil- Defense Force Timor-Leste (F-FDTL) and the National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL). This policy aims to transform and professionalize the military and police institutions addressing the attitudes of some military and police members that have violated the laws and disciplinary rules of the institution.

Since the establishment of the F-FDTL and PNTL institutions, the government has made many of efforts to develop these two important institutions. These efforts include fortification of human resource, improvement of infrastructure, modernization of equipment, and the production of laws and disciplinary rules for the military and police. However, disciplinary issues of F-FDTL and PNTL members present a challenge to the establishment of professional military and police institutions.

As part of the government's initiative to professionalize the F-FDTL and PNTL, the Superior Commanders of F-FDTL and PNTL have made the decision to dismiss many times. This dismissal has been issued to undisciplined members who have violated the organic laws and disciplinary rules of the military and police. In some cases, these individuals have abandoned their duties and even committed crimes.

An example of such a dismissal case occurred in the beginning of 2014, when the F-FDTL superior commander dismissed 19 soldiers on disciplinary grounds. Another case involved the PNTL commander dismissing a PNTL member, who had committed crimes during the 2006 crisis and hidden the weapon in question. The dismissal issued by the F-FDTL and PNTL superiors have made a positive impact upon disciplinary reformation in these two institutions.

However, Fundasaun Mahein expresses concern regarding the intent of these dismissals. One must ask whether these dismissals represent serious efforts by F-FDTL and PNTL superiors to reform military and police discipline, or whether they simply serve to execute disciplinary penalties for members? Fundasaun Mahein continues to urge the government to fortify human resources, improve administration, and improve management of certain services, such as the minimum work and equipment conditions necessary to motivate members of F-FDTL and PNTL to effectively serve the nation and people.

 FM’s Recommendations

 1.   FM recommends that the F-FDTL and PNTL institutions to continue fortifying the institutions based on the laws and rules of the institution. Leadership should continue applying penalties to members of F-FDTL and PNTL who do not obey the law and regulations of the institution, as well as continue improving human resource inside the institution in order to further professionalize the military and police institutions.

2. FM recommends that communities, as part of their public responsibility, share information with the commanders of the F-FDTL and PNTL regarding any instances of disciplinary violations or criminal actions by F-FDTL or PNTL members against the communities. 
Fundasaun Mahein, 19 Agustu 2014  Komunikadu Imprensa Demissaun Membru F-FDTL-PNTL: Nu’udar Reformasaun Disiplina?

Liu husi Mahein Nia Lian Nú 83 halo diskusaun kona-bá implementasaun demisaun iha instituisaun Falintil-Forsa Defeza Timor-Leste (F-FDTL) no Polisia Nasional Timor-Leste (PNTL). Nu’udar parte ida atu tranforma no profesionaliza instituisaun milítar no polísia. Relasiona ho atetude membru milítar no polísia balun ne’ebé durante ne’e viola lei no regulamentu disiplinar instituisaun nian.

Hahu establesementu instituisaun F-FDTL – PNTL Governu halo ona esforsu barak hodi dezenvolve instituisaun importante rua ne’e. Liu husi fortifika rekursu umanu, hadi’a infra-estrutura , moderniza ekipamentu  nomos produz lei no regulamentu disiplinar militar no polísia nian. Maibe kestaun disiplina membru F-FDTL – PNTL sei sai dezafiu ida hodi hari’i instituisaun milítar no polisia ida ne’ebé profesional tuir padraun internasional.

Nu’udar asaun ida atu bele atinji mehi Governu nian hodi profesionaliza instituisaun F-FDTL – PNTL, liu husi Komandu Superior F-FDTL – PNTL dala barak ona foti demisaun hasoru membru sira ne’ebé indisiplinadu tanba abandona serbisu no komete krime. Iha ne’ebé  viola lei organiku milítar no polísia nian,  inklui regulamentu disiplinar instituisaun nian.

Iha ne’ebé kazu konkretu maka iha inisiu tinan 2014 komandu superior F-FDTL halo demisaun ba soldadu hamutuk 19 tanba indisiplinadu. Nune’e mos komandu PNTL halo demisaun ba membru ne’ebé halo infransaun disiplinar inklui mos komete krime hanesan involve iha krize 2006 no halakon kilat. Asaun demisaun husi komandu superior F-FDTL – PNTL ne’e hatudu ona pasu pozitivu hodi halo refomasaun disiplina membru sira.

Maibe, Fundasaun Mahein nia preokupasaun maka karik ne’e implementasaun demisaun ne’e hanesan seriadade husi komandu instituisaun F-FDTL – PNTL atu reforma disiplina milítar no polísia? ka atu ezekuta deit sansaun disiplinar ba membru sira? Fundasaun Mahein kontinua husu ba Governu atu fortifika rekursu umanu, hadi’a administrasaun no jestaun diak ba distribuisaun tarefa serbisu inklui kria kondisaun minimu ba membru F-FDTL – PNTL atu nune’e bele motiva sira iha ambitu serbi nasaun no povu.

 FM nia Rekomendasaun

 1.  Rekomenda ba instituisaun F-FDTL – PNTL atu kontinua fortifika instituisaun bazeia ba lei no regulamentu instituisaun. Aplika sasaun ba membru F-FDTL – PNTL ne’ebé la obdese ba lei  no lealidade ba hirarkia instituisaun. Nune’e mos kontinua hadi’a jestaun rekursu umanu iha instituisaun laran atu nune’e bele profesionaliza diak liu tan instituisaun milítar no polisial.

2.  Rekomenda  ba públiku (komunidade) atu fo informasaun ba komandu instituisaun F-FDTL – PNTL wainhira hetan membru milítar no polísia hatudu hahalok indisiplinadu no asaun krime iha komunidade. Nu’udar parte ida husi kontrolu públiku hodi hadi’a no dezenvolve diak liu tan ita nia instituisaun milítar no polísia. Source: http://www.fundasaunmahein.org/2014/08/19/demisaun-membru-f-fdtl-pntl-nuudar-reformasaun-disiplina/  

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