Subject: East Timor Legal News 3 March 2009

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East Timor Legal News 3 March 2009

Fretilin's Ana Pessoa will be sworn in as Prosecutor-General Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 3 March 2009 - Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao announced that Fretilin MP Ana Pessoa has been appointed as the new Timorese prosecutor general and said her swearing-in ceremony would be held on the upcoming March 27.

Appointment of the Appellate Court president is unknown to Horta Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 3 March 2009 - President Jose Ramos Horta said the appointment of the acting president of the Court Appeal was unknown to him and said based on the law the appointment should be made by the president of the republic.

Bahalara-Uain residents resolve problem traditionally Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 3 March 2009 - In halting acts of violence and to reach peace and stability within the country, the residents of Bahalara-Uain of Vikeke district have made a traditional method called "Nahe Biti Boot" to resolve problems that used to appear in their village.

PNTL and F-FDTL ready to cooperate: State secretary for defence Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 3 March 2009 - State Secretary for Defense, Julio Thomas Pinto said the Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL) and Timorese National Police (PNTL) were ready to cooperate in maintaining peace and stability within the country, mainly in the eastern district of Vikeke.

Police continue operations against illegal gambling: Police commander Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 3 March 2009 - Dili District Police Commander, Inspector Pedro Belo, said the police would continue conducting operations to counter illegal gambling in the Capital of Dili, because such activity had impacted on people's lives.

Fretilin urges Govt to sack Minister for Economy and Development Timor Post 3 March 2009 - MP Inacio Moreira from Fretilin has called on the Parliamentary Majority Alliance (AMP) Government to sack Minister for Economy and Development, Joao Goncalves, from his post regarding the ministry's funding support to APETIL [a bussiness organization].

Government and Donors will improve mechanism for granting aid Timor Post 3 March 2009 - The Minister for Finance, Emilia Pires, has held a meeting with the donors to discuss the mechanism for donors to support Timorese programs on Monday (2/3).

Politicians speak recklessly: Monteiro Suara Timor Lorosae 3 March 2009 - The Prosecutor General Longuinhos Monteiro said the politicians in the parliament had recklessly commented over his new post as the country's police force commander.

Fretilin concerns about the appointment of Monteiro Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 3 March 2009 - Fretilin has made a political statement in the Parliament expressing concerns about the appointment of the current prosecutor general, Longinhos Monteiro to be top commander for the Timorese National Police (PNTL).

Image: Ana Pessoa, former Justice Minister and Minister for the State Administration. Ana Pessoa was previously married to the President of East Timor, Jose Ramos-Horta.


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