According to Secretary of State for Social Communications, after gathering ideas from participants at the international seminar on the draft Law on Social Communications, they need to increase the number of articles in the draft law. The Secretary of State for Social Communication (SEKOMS), Nelio Isaac said during the three-day seminar participants gave a lot of ideas as to how they could improve the draft law in the future. He added, the international seminar entitled “Regulation of social communications and building a culture of responsibility” was very important to regulate the work of journalists.
The Criminal Investigation Service is in the process of investigating a case where a baby was abandoned in the garbage in Bebonuk. Criminal Investigation Service (SIK) Director, Superintendent Calisto Gonzaga said they must investigate to identify whom the mother is that cruelly threw her baby away. “Right now the investigation process is underway to identify who the mother of the baby is,” said Superintendent Calisto Gonzaga recently in Kaikoli, Dili.
Police from the Criminal Investigation Service (SIK) have called for the government’s intervention to work with the family of the late respected hero Mauhudo to identify his bones. The Director of SIK, Superintendent Calisto Gonzaga said until now the bones of the resistance hero have not been identified because the family of Mauhudu will not collaborated with SIK so they can examine the DNA. “Up to now the family have not agreed to go through with the process, that’s why we need the government’s intervention to convince the family,” suggested the SIK Director.
The Baucau District Court handed down a sentence to two people for the crime of stealing 30 litres of diesel fuel from a public company and distributing it to the community. The two people will pay a $30 fine between them to the state. The incident happened in 2009 from a public company (Perusahaan Listrik Negara) in Manatuto. The court found the accused took 30 litres of diesel fuel and distributed it to the community.
Search for Common Ground has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with radio partners with the objective oftransmitting a program with stories of women’s access to justice to the community in Timor. SFCG Country Director Jose Francisco de Sousa said as well as continuing the program they performed with a small drum and buffalo horn for peace as a drama series for the radio. He said the radio stations involved were community radio in the 13 districts, Radio Liberdade, Radio JOJO, Radio Academic UNTL and Radio Academic UNPAZ.
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