Subject: Timor Newsline 24 June 2009

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State secretary for defense meets with Japanese Govt representatives Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 24 June 2009- Summary by Alberico Junior State Secretary for Defense, Julio Thomas Pinto and the Timorese Defense Force officers have held a meeting with the Japanese International Peace Cooperation’s representative talking on how to develop the country’s defense force in peace keeping mission.

Fretilin urges investigation into Ministry of finance Timor Post , 24 June 2009- Summary by Alberico Junior Fretilin MPs have urged Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão to take a necessary action by holding investigation into the Ministry of Planning and Finance regarding the recruitment of international advisors.

Anti-corruption will function like police Timor Post , 24 June 2009- Summary by Alberico Junior President of the Parliamentary Committee A and C for Anti-Corruption, Maneul Tilman said the country’s proposed anti-corruption commission would be functioning like police doing investigation, seizing evidence and arresting anyone who engaged in corruption.

Politics hamper police commander’s order Timor Post , 24 June 2009- Summary by Alberico Junior Deputy Police Commander, Afonso de Jesus said he was ordered by his top commander to seize attributes belonging to Fretilin such flag from the CPD-RDTL [the Timorese Resistance Organization] during the recent peace rally, yet the CPD-RDTL declared that they were also Fretilin.

It is impossible as PNTL has no ship: De Jesus Timor Post , 24 June 2009- Summary by Alberico Junior Timorese Deputy Police Commander, Sub Commissary Afonso de Jesus said it was impossible for the Timorese police to control and identify illegal fishing in the Timor Sea.

WHO’s a representative hand over letter of credentials Timor Post , 24 June 2009- Summary by Alberico Junior The representative of WHO, Paramita Suruharto said she would try to cooperate with the Timorese Government to help improve health sector in Timor-Leste.

Horta thanks USAID for its support to the country Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 24 June 2009- Summary by Alberico Junior President Jose Ramos Horta has expressed thanks to the USAID for its support for promoting the Timorese local products like beach crafts.

The Council of Ministers discuses about law for domestic violence Suara Timor Loro Sa’e , 24 June 2009- Summary by Alberico Junior State Secretary for the Council of Ministers, Hermenegildo Perreira said the discussion for the domestic violence law was important to sensibly the Timorese people’s necessity in preventing and investigating case based on the penal code that had been approved.

Govt thinks of involving F-FDTL in peace keeping mission Suara Timor Loro Sa’e , 24 June 2009- Summary by Alberico Junior The Government through State Secretary of Defense has made a strategic planning for professionalizing the Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL) officers where they would participate in Peace Keeping Force (PKF).

HAK concerns about prisoners who yet to be tried Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 24 June 2009- Summary by Alberico Junior Spokesperson for HAK [the Timorese Human Right Association], Edio Saldanha Borges said they were concerned about 97 detainees who were being locked up in the Jail, due to they had not been trial yet.

Human rights violation is continuing in Timor-Leste: HAK Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 24 June 2009- Summary by Alberico Junior Spokesperson for HAK [the Timorese Human Rights Association] Edio Saldanha Borges said human rights violation in Timor-Leste was continuing after the country reached its independence.

Ministry of defense and security has no proper preparation: Fretilin Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 24 June 2009- Summary by Alberico Junior Fretilin considers the Ministry of defense and Security has no good preparation to create proper condition for the country’s defense force soldiers who are currently maintaining security in the border.

Marine police arrests a foreign national Radio Televisaun Timor Leste , 24 June 2009- Summary by Alberico Junior The Timorese Marine Police has arrested a New Zealander named Michael on Monday (22/6), as he was illegally taking a fisherman’s boat to be used for traveling to Asutralia.


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