Subject: East Timor Legal News 4 March 2009

Rebel Caetano threatened with 20 years in prison Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 4 March 2009 - Marcelino Caetano, a follower of former rebel leader, Alfredo Reinado Alves, has been accused by the Public Prosecutor of shooting at President Jose Ramos Horta on 11 February last year and that he could be face up to 20 years in prison.

Public Prosecution submits investigation findings to the court Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 4 March 2009 - The Timorese Public Prosecution Office has officially handed over its investigation findings into the attempted assassination to President Horta and an ambush to Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao on February 11 last year to the court.

Fretilin's Ana Pessoa ready to take up post of prosecutor general Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 4 March 2009 - MP Ana Pessoa from Fretilin said she was ready to take up the post of prosecutor general and said she would work with responsibility.

PM Xanana believes in Ana Pessoa Timor Pos 4 March 2009- Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao does believe that Ana Pessoa who was appointed by the president to assume the post of prosecutor general would work professionally, even though some people were concerned about her because she still is still an active member of Fretilin.

Transparency of gas and oil revenue is still weak: Luta Hamutuk Timor Post 4 March 2009- Timor-Leste has become a member of the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) since the office tenure of the former Fretilin government, yet the Government and companies that are working for the Timor Sea gas and oil fields are yet to show transparency.

State bestows medals to UN-GNR Police officers Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 4 March 2009 - President Jose Ramos Horta, Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao, former Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri and the UN representative have officially bestowed medals on the UN-Portuguese GNR Police officers on Tuesday (3/3) at the GNR headquarters in Dili.

Chinese engineers and state secretary discuss F-FDT HQ construction Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 4 March 2009 - State Secretary for Defence, Julio Thomas Pinto, and the Chinese civil engineers have held a discussion about plans for the Timorese Defence Force (F-FDTL) headquarters and the defence secretary office construction.
MP urges Govt to announce result of negotiations with Timor Telecom Company Timor Post 4 March 2009 - MP's in the Parliament have urged the Government, especially the Ministry of Infrastructure, to announcing the results of the task-force team in negotiating with Timor Telecom Company.

Rumanian Government sets up embassy in Timor-Leste Suara Timor Lorosae 4 March 2009 - The Republic of the State of Rumania officially opened its Embassy in Timor-Leste on Tuesday (3/3).

Media interprets wrongly President Horta's comments: Dionisio Babo Soares Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 4 March 2009- Acting President of the Judiciary Council, Deonisio Soares Babo said the media had interpreted wrongly about the recent comments made by President Horta saying the appointment of the Acting President of the Appellate Court was unknown to him.


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