UN presence does not follow spirit of independence
Timor Post 26 February 2009 - Extension of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) in the country has been agreed to by the UN Security Council memebers yet a national NGO known as Luta Hamutuk disagreed with the UN presence because it is in contradiction with the spirit of the Timorese independence.
Process of buying rice is not a measure for corruption: MP Dos Santos
Timor Post 26 February 2009 - MP Vital Dos Santos from the Democratic Party (PD) said that the process of importing rice into Timor-Leste should not be considered as part of corrupt practices and said it was not a measure for alleging people of engaging in corruption.
Police financial officer will make appeal to the Court of Appeal
Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 26 February 2009 - Former Police Financial Director, Inspector Basilio de Jesus, said he would make an appeal to the Court of Appeal on the recent decision made by the police command to suspend him from the post as he was suspected of being involved in the maladministration of purchasing police vehicles.
Government is committed to protecting land and forest, says Gudinho
Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 26 February 2009 - Director for Forestry, Luis Gudinho said the Government was committed to protecting land and forest for the farmers in Timor-Leste.
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