Subject: East Timor Legal News 19 & 20 January 2009

East Timor Legal News 19 January 2009

Posted by <> Warren Wright on January 19, 2009 at 6:04am

State budget generally passes in the Parliament Timor Post 19 January 2009 - The proposed general state budget which is currently being debated in the Parliament has generally passed with 39 votes in favor, against 21 and five abstentions.

LABEH supports Govt to establish commission of anti corruption Suara Timor Lorosae 19 January 2009 - LABEH (a national corruption monitoring NGO) supports the Government's initiative to fight corruption and to establish the commission of anti corruption in the country.

US $ 32, 800 to be allocated to IDPs Timor Post 19 January 2009 - In resolving soon problem of the country's internally displaced people (IDPs) in 2009, the Ministry of Social Solidarity should allocate an additional US $ 32, 300 million.

Gusmao calls on CNRT's women to work harder Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 19 January 2009 - President of the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT), Xanana Gusmao, has called on the party's women working harder to improve their skills and knowledge for moving forward to the country's development.

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East Timor Legal News 20 January 2009

Posted by <> Warren Wright on January 20, 2009 at 5:02am

Tempo Semanal editor faces inquiry Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 20 January 2009 - Director for Tempo Semanal, Jose Belo, has faced inquiry at the Public Prosecution regarding a defamation case.

Inquiry for Tempo Semanal editor intended to kill press freedom in East Timor: Press Club Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 20 January 2009 - Following the inquiry for the Editor of the Tempo Semanal newspaper, Jose Belo, by the Public Prosecution on Thursday (19/1), public opinions have been expressed. Deputy President of the Press Club, Nelio Izac, has strongly condemned the legal charge as it would kill freedom of the press to provide information.

Government keeps attention on military police: Pinto Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 20 January 2009 - State Secretary for Defence, Julio Thomas Pinto, said the Government would continue paying attention to the defense force's military police.

Joaquim Fonseca ready to represent Timor-Leste in Geneva Suara Timor Lorosae 20 January 2009 - Former Advisor to the Prime Minister, Joaquim Fonseca, said he was ready to represent Timor-Leste as ambassador to Switzerland.

MP urges Public Prosecution to process 11 February assassination attempt soon Suara Timor Lorosae 20 January 2009 - MP Vital Dos Santos from the Democratic Party (PD) has urged the Public Prosecution to speed up the legal process in relation to the attempted assassination of President Jose Ramos Horta and an ambush onPrime Minister Xanana Gusmao on 11 February 2006.

Community policing program helps support residents to remain calm Timor Newsline 20 January 2009 - Police Officer, Domingos Maia, who is charge of youth and children protection, said the objective of community policing was aimed at approaching the community and the police wanted to better knowthe situation the residents.

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