A Member of Parliament has demanded the Commander of National Police of Timor-Leste collect all the military uniforms still used by members of the community. MP Mateus de Jesus said based on the law military uniforms could only be used by the Falentil Defence Force of Timor-Leste (F-FDTL) and National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL).“But the reality some people who are not from F-FDTL and PNTL use these uniforms arbitrarily, and this is against the law,” said MP de Jesus, in National Parliament recently.
Three Maritime Police boats, which should patrol the south coast of Timor, cannot be used in operations on the south coast due to the bigger waves. Deputy Commander of the National Police of Timor-Leste, Afonso de Jesus said they had three boats for the Maritime Police but they could not do anything because the boats had an insufficient capacity. “With these boats it’s difficult to enter the south coast of the Timor Sea,” said Deputy Commander Afonso de Jesus recently in Kaikoli, Dili.
The Secretary General of Fretilin suggests the Secretary of State for Social Communications should create a Journalism Training Centre for journalists so they can have a good understanding of journalism. Mari Alkatiri, the Secretary General of Fretilin, as a moderator in the international seminar about the draft Social Communications Law, said to create a sense of responsibility it was very important to create a Journalism Training Centre, rather than have communication bodies giving certificates for people who want to become journalists. According to him, in reality the communications organizations give training for three months and practical work for six months in other communications organizations, and finally give contracts to journalists because of family relationships.
The Secretariat of State for Policy on Professional Training and Employment (SEPFOPE), will continue to raise awareness about the Labour Code Law with employers so they can better understand their rights and duties.According to the Director General SEPFOPE, Jacinto Gusmao, his office allocated additional funds to this initiative because not everyone is aware of Labour Law No. 4/2012.
The Commission A of the National Parliament will focus on three laws in 2013. According to the President of Commission A, MP Carmelita Caetano Moniz, the three laws are the Local Power Law composed of a package of seven pieces of legislation, the Land Law composed of a package of three pieces of legislation and the Anti Corruption Law.“Within this year we will try hard to debate these laws and take them to the plenary for approval,” said MP Moniz.
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