Mahein Nia Lian No. 16: Komunikadu Imprenza Analiza Osamentu Defeza no Siguransa Timor-Leste 2011

Fundasaun Mahein, 22 Janeiru 2011

Fundasaun Mahein nia Lian iha edisaun 16, halo deskuite klean konaba alokasaun osamentu ba seitor Defeza no Siguransa hahu husi tinan 2009, 2010 no 2011 nian. Timor-Leste nudar nasaun ida ne’ebe foin hahu dezenvolve persiza haforsa seitor defeza no siguransa, liu husi osamentu esatdu nian. Maske la’os osamentu mak solusaun uniku ba defeza no siguransa maibe ita labele taka matan katak problema alokasaun osamentu ba seitor siguransa no defeza ne’e importante tebes, no persiza iha planu no programa ne’ebe adekuadu para bele sosa ekipamentus hirak ne’ebe diak no tuir kontekstu  Timor-Leste nian.

Hanesan governu aloka osamentu ba seitor defeza no siguransa husi tinan 2009 ne’ebe kuaze $59.000.000 USD, aumenta iha 2010 to’o $60.000.000 USD maibe, 2011 redus fali sai $51.000.000 USD AS ne’ebe la inklui ho alokasaun $3.900.000 USD resin ne’ebe alokasaun ne’e mai husi ministeriu Infarsturtura ba seitor defeza no siguransa. Ho ida ne’e, tinan 2011 alokasaun osamentu ba defeza no siguransa to’o deit $54.900.000 USD resin

Tuir FM nia hare’e, alokasaun osamentu ba seitor defeza no siguransa husi tinan 2009 – 2010 to’o 2011 ne’e hatudu katak dezenhu osamentu defeza no siguransa ladun konkretu. No tuir observasaun husi FM prosesu dezenhu alokasaun ladun definitivu.

Relatoriu ne’e mos kestiaona katak wainhira sosa ekipamentus instituisaun defeza no siguransa nian tenki tradus ka esplika iha programa alokasaun. Instituisaun defeza no siguransa Timor Leste ne’ebe diak maka tenki iha sistema planu, programa, alokasaun osamentu ne’ebe diak. Persiza estudu viabilidade sosa  ro patrolhamentu rua husi nasaun Cina ho folin $28.000.000 USD ne’ebe laiha  estudi kelayakan, karik sosa ro ne’e bele kondis ho tasi timor ka lae? No portu atu ro sadere ne’e iha ka lae? Tanba realidade hatudu katak ro rua ne’ebe iha ida at ona no laiha portu.

Bazeia ba kestaun hirak ne’e, FM hakarak rekomenda ba governu katak karik iha futuru oin mai antes atu sosa ro ba PNTL Undade Maritima no F-FDTL Komponente Naval persiza iha planu dezenhu osamentu no manutensaun atu nune’e bele garantia ba operasaun ro ne’ebe iha.

FM mos sujere atu sosa ro patrolhamentu tenki tuir nesesidade no bazeia ba kontelasaun geografikamente ba area tasi timor nian.

Nune’e mos, FM husu ba governu tenki hasae kapasitasaun ba maneija alokasaun osamentu, espesialmente ba seitor defeza no siguransa atu nune’e osamentu ne’ebe refere bele uza ba dezenvolvementu instituisaun defeza no siguransa iha Timor Leste.

Ba Parlamentu Nasional, liu-liu  Komisaun B ba asuntu defeza no sigurasa, FM husu tenki halo kontrola maka’as ba implementasaun osamentu liu-liu iha seitor defeza no siguransa. Kontrola ho signifika katak la’os hare’e deit relatoriu husi governu maibe persiza hare’e mos kondisaun iha tereinu.

Imi bele hetan relatoriu iha ne’e.

Atu hatene klean liu konaba asuntu ne’e bele kontaktu.

Nélson Belo,

Direktor Fundasaun Mahein

Web: www.fundasaunmahein.wordpress.com

Email: direktor.mahein[at]gmail.com

Tlp:         +670 737 4222

Fundasaun Mahein, 22 January 2011

Press Release

Analysis of the Budget for Defense and Security in Timor Leste  2011

In the Voice of Fundasaun Mahein, 16th edition, we will debate in depth the issues concerning budget allocation for the Defense and Security sector starting from the years 2009-2010 to 2011.  As a new nation, Timor-Leste needs to develop a strong defense and security sector through the state budget.   Although the budget is not the only solution for defense and security, we should not ignore the importance of budget allocation for defense and security.  An adequate plan and program are needed to buy equipment according to the contextual needs of contemporary Timor-Leste.

The same government that allocated a budget of $59,000,000 for the defense and security sector in 2009, increased it in 2010 to $ 60,000,000. For 2011 they reduced it to $51,000,000, which did not included the $3,900,000 extra that come from the ministry for Infrastructure to the defense and Security sector.  With this, the total amount allocated for the defense and security sector budget for the year 2011 comes to $54,900,000.

Based on what FM sees, the budget allocated to the defense and security sector from 2009-2010 to 2011, this shows that the design for the defense and security budget is not very concrete.  And based on the observations from FM, the design process of allocation is not definitive.

This report questions/raises doubts that when equipment is purchased for defense and security institutions, the government should translate or explain the allocation program.  Defense and security institutions in Timor-Leste, which have good systems, need to use appropriate plans and programs to allocate the budget in an effective way.  An advanced study is needed to evaluate the viability of purchasing two naval patrol boats from China for the price of $28,000,000, and whether or not these boats meets the geographical needs for the protecting the waters of Timor-Leste.  Are there ports for these boats park in or not?  Reality shows that there is not yet any port capable of handling these two boats.

Based on these matters/questions, FM wants to recommend that in the future, the government review the design of the budget plan before purchasing boats for PNTL’s Maritime Unit and the F-FDTL’s Naval Component, so they can guarantee they receive maintenance for these boats.

FM also suggests that the government consider the geographical requirements of Timor-Leste’s waters, when purchasing patrol boats.

More so, FM asks that the government raise their capacity to manage budget allocation, so the budget can be used to effectively develop the defense and security institutions in Timor-Leste.

FM asks the National Parliament, especially Commission B, to exercise strong control over budget implementation, especially in the defense and security sector.  Significant control means not just looking at reports from the government, but must also observing the condition in training/practice.

For more information on this issue, please contact

Nélson Belo,

Director of Fundasaun Mahein

Web: www.fundasaunmahein.wordpress.com

Email: direktor.mahein[at]gmail.com

Telp. +670 737 4222

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