President Jose Ramos Horta said he was proud of the Timorese Defense Force Commander, Brigadier General Taur Matan Ruak, as had made efforts to transform the country’s guerilla force to be a modern military force.
F-FDTL is responsible for the progress of development, says Brigadier Ruak
Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL) Commander, Brigadier General Taur Matan Ruak said the F-FDTL had an optimal responsibility for the country’s development in cooperation with the country’s state institutions and civil societies.
Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão who is also minister for defense and security has pledged to more develop the Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL).
Some of FALINTIL members still suffering: Mauhunu
Timor Post , 21 August 2009- Summary
Former FALINTIL [Timorese Liberation Army Chief of Staff, Mauhunu said the state and the Government was yet to pay an optimal attention to the country’s veterans, as many of the veterans were still living in bad conditions.
Parliamentary President Fernando “Lasama” Araujo has called for all the Timorese people to follow the principle of the FALINTIL [the Timorese Liberation Army] for liberating the country’s people from poverty.
Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL) Commander, Brigadier General Taur Matan Ruak said they had obeyed political power in the past and said they were continuing to be subject to the political power for contributing to the country’s development.
PM Gusmão: “F-FDTL should place itself as the country’s force”
Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão said the commemoration for the FALINTIL Day was considered as a symbol for the Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL) officers to show their character as the country’s defense force.
Remuneration for KAK’s commissary is US $, 4000.00
The Timorese Council Minister has approved salary for anti-corruption (KAK) commissary on August (19/8) that the KAK’s commissary will be paid with US $, 4000.00 and the deputy commissary will be paid with US $, 3.500.00.