Mahein Nia Lian No. 17: Komunikadu Imprenza Veteranu sira iha Timor Leste Dezde Krize tinan 2006 nian

Mahein nia Lian iha edisaun  17 (pdf) sei deskuite konaba Veteranu.  Relatoriu ne katak, problema veteranu nian sira ne’e sei nunka bele mate se bainhira veteranu sira ida-idak no mós organizasaun veteranu nian sira la kontente ho prosesu ne’ebé mak trata ho veteranu sira. Durante tinan 24 nia laran Timoroan sira luta iha foho leten. Bainhira funu hotu tiha ema hirak ne’ebé halo funu ne’e sai veteranu ba funu nian.

Mahein Nia Lian ne’e mos sita katak, Governu koko makaas ona atu rezolve problema sira ne’ebé relasionadu ho reintegrasaun veteranu sira nian, hanesan hodi kria lejizlasaun ne’ebé fó asisténsia ba veteranu sira iha forma ba pensaun no mós fó medalla. Medida hirak-ne’e seidauk to’o maibé nu’udár pasu ida ne’ebé mak iha diresaun ne’ebé loos. Maibé lei sira ne’ebé mak governu kria tiha ona ne’e seidauk implementa loloos tanba sistema ida ne’ebé mak praga ho falta ida iha rekursus umanus nian, no mós kapasidade governasaun nian ne’ebé limitadu.

Objetivu prinsipál husi artigu ida ne’e nian mak atu fó pontu jerál ida kona-bá problema komplikadu sira ne’ebé relasionadu ho reintegrasaun ba veteranu hotu-hotu, bazeia ba entrevista ne’ebé hala’o ona ho atór xave sira ne’ebé mak reprezenta distritu 5 iha Timor-Leste.  Distritu hirak-ne’e mak, Liquica, Ermera, Manatuto, Baucau, no Dili. Mahein Nia Lian ne’e nia rohan inklui rekomendasaun diagnóstika sira atu ajuda hodi rezolve veteranu nia problema sira, tantu iha prazu badak no mós ba prazu naruk nian. Ida-ne’e lá’os prosesu ida ne’ebé lais ka fásil. Vontade ne’ebé makaas no mós konsisténsia sei sai nesesáriu ba melloramentu progresiva.

Iha relatoriu ne’e mos FM rekomenda ba governu atu formalmente rekoñese knaar husi labarik sira ne’ebé sai soldadu. Bazeia ba lei internasionál nian ne’e viola konvensaun internasionál nian katak Timor-Leste ratifika ida-ne’e, maibé iha Timor-Leste nia istória labarik sira iha nasaun ne’e mós kontribui iha maneira ida ne’ebé signifikativu, ne’e duni, rekoñesimentu ba labarik sira ne’ebé sai soldadu ne’e komplikadu, maibé nesesáriu.

FM rekomenda ba governu atu dezenvolve no implementa polítika ida kona-bá funerál estadu nian ba veteranu sira inklui:

1. Parada no serimónia Guarda Onra nian ba funerál

2. Harii Semitériu ida ba Veteranu Rezisténsia nian iha distritu hotu-hotu.

Sujere katak grupu ki’ik ida husi soldadu F-FDTL sira mak diriji guarda onra nian ba veteranu sira atu partisipa iha serimónia funerál iha semitériu sira.

FM rekomenda ba governu atu implementa esbosu lei nebe’e esiste tiha, atu atoriza tur fatin especial iha area balun ba Veteranu durante cerimonia feriadu Nasional.

FM rekomenda ba governu atu dezeña no distribui iha ninia despeja rasik Tais espesiál ida ba veteranu sira hotu ne’ebé mak sria bele hatais iha eventu sira ne’ebé espesiál.

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, 23 March  2011

Press release

Veterans in Timor-Leste since the Crisis of 2006.

In the Voice of Fundasaun Mahein, 17th Edition we will discuss the issue of Veterans. The report stated that, the problem of veterans will never die if the individual veterans and veterans’ organizations are not happy with the process that deals with veterans. During 24 years Timorese struggled in the mountains.   After the war those who fought became war veterans.

Mahein Nia Lian also quoted that the government has tried hard to overcome the issues related to the reintegration of veterans, such as creating legislation which provided assistance to Veterans in the form of pensions and awarding medals.  These measures are not enough but are a step in the right direction.  However, these laws the government created have not been implemented properly due to a system that is plagued by a lack of human resources, and limited governance capacity.

The main objective of this paper is to provide an overview of the complicated problems related to the reintegration of all veterans, based on interviews with key actors representing 5 districts in Timor Leste.  Those districts are Liquica, Ermera, Manatuto, Baucau, and Dili.  The end of Mahein Nia Lian  includes diagnostic recommendations to help solve the veterans’ issues, both in the short and long term.  It is not a fast or easy process.  Strong will and consistency will be necessary for progressive improvement

FM recommends that the government formally recognize the role of child solders. Based on international law it violates the international convention that Timor- Leste has ratified, but in Timorese history the children of the country contributed in a very significant way, therefore, the recognition of child solders is complicated, but it is necessary.

FM recommends that the government develop and implement a policy for on state funerals for veterans including:

1. Parade and Honour Guard ceremony for funerals

2. Build a Cemetery for Veterans of the Resistance in all the districts.

It is suggested that a small group of F-FDTL soldiers lead the honor guard for veterans to participate in funeral ceremonies in the cemeteries.

FM recommends that the government implement and enforce the existing law to allow for a special seating area for Veterans during National Holiday ceremonies.

FM recommends that the government design and distribute at its own expense a special Tais for veterans which they can wear on special occasions

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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FALINTIL-FDTL: Uluk Luta iha Foho, Agora Luta iha Quartel

Fundasaun Mahein (FM)

1 Febreiru 2011

FALINTIL

FALINTIL iha ai-laran

Loron 1 Febreiru 2011, FALINTIL nakfila ba FALINTIL – Forsa Defesa  Timor Leste (F-FDTL). Ba Jerasaun, FALINTIL lidera luta ba libertasaun Timor Leste. Durante periode ne’e, rihun ba rihun membru FALINTIL lakon nia vida ba luta ukun rasik an nian. Iha momenetu ne’ebe Mundu lahateke ba Timor-Leste nia luta, Maibe FALINTIL kontinua luta to ran nakfakar hodi hanorin nia  Povu  ba to hetan ukun rasik an.

Luta halakon invasaun no hetan vitoria iha tinan 1999 maibe, iha tempu hanesan hahu mos luta foun iga faze foun. Luta foun ida ne’e atu harii nasaun Timor-Leste iha progresu, paz, hakmatek no demokrasia nia laran,  hanesan nasaun ida hodi fo honra ba nia herois sira nia sakrafisiu. Iha luta foun ida ne’e susesor FALINTIL sira, nebe’e agora bolu  F-FDTL,  institusaun ida ne’ebe importante liu ba nasaun iha tempu ba tempu nebe’e laos ona luta iha foho hanesan uluk, maibe agora luta iha sira nia Quartel ka edificiu sira seluk ho profesionalismu, oinsa bele hametin paz, demokrasia no dezemvolvementu.

Luta iha etapa foun ida ne’e difisil liu fali luta hasoru okupasaun/invasor sira. F-FDTL moris husi FALINTIL uluk liu ba Timor-Leste nia restorasaun ukun rasik an nian. Iha momentu neba hamosu batailiun dahuluk ne’ebe mai husi veteranus asuwain funu nain sira, ikus mai hamosu tan batailiun II nebe’e jerasaun foun komesa involve an, ne’e representa future batailiun ba futuru nasaun.  Hanesan storia Timor-Leste kompleks tebes, hanesan problema barak ne’e laresolve iha tempu luta iha ai laran, momentu ne’eba no mos influensia makas mos husi komunidade internasional sira. Hanesan storia Timor- Leste, esperensia barak liu iha luta ba ukun rasik an, depois mos akontese krize no oinsa resolve krize 2006 F-FDTL nia fuan no aten brani kontinua nakloke  ba ema sira oinsa atu harii pas no hakmatek iha Timor-Leste.

FALINTIL-FDTL Ro Funu iha 2010

Maibe luta ba dezemvolvementu sustanebilidade lao nafatin no komesa hare ona mudansas no kontinua hare F-FDTL nia luta iha momentu ida ne’e. Durante iha tempu resistensia funu nain FALINTIL sira luta iha foho, agora sira ne’ebe uluk luta iha foho sai fali ema tasi na’in.  Tasi na’in katak F-FDTL sira sei halo kontrola iha tasi atu hari hakmatek krime aat sira ne’ebe mai husi tasi iha tasi Timor nian, ne’e katak luta sidauk hotu.  F-FDTL sei ajuda saseluk sira ba dala ida tan, ho sira nia servisu no dedikasaun sei ajuda Timor-Leste sai membru ka sidadaun diak no hakmatek iha nia nasaun  rasik.

Ema barak mos mate ba luta ukun rasik an no mos barak mak moris hela. Timor oan sira nunka hanoin atu haluhan ita nia veteranus sira nebe’e luta iha foho sakrifika sira nia an ba Timor-Leste. Fundasaun Mahein kongratula ba rekoinesementu husi governu ba serbisu diak hodi sakrifika sira nia an nebe’e ita nia veteranu sira fo ba nasaun. FM mos fo suporta ba introdusaun pensaun ba veteranu iha momentu ne’e dadaun. FM fiar katak verifikasuan ba veteranu iha dadaun ne’e kontinua hetan progresu diak atu hetan rekoinesementu nasional ba ita nia veteranu iha Timor-Leste.

Aniversariu transformasaun FALINTIL ba  F-FDTL ne’e iha etapa foun iha nassaun foun ho visaun foun sei kontinua hasoru problma /obstaklus barak. Prasas, oficias no komponenti hotu-hotu hanesan feto ho mane kontinua iha F-FDTL luta atu hatur profesionalismu no disiplina as nian iha sira nia dedikasaun iha sira nia kna’ar tomak.

Iha biban ida ne’e Fundasaun Mahein kongratula ba komadante Coronel F-FDTL Sabika Besi Kulit, Coronel F-FDTL Aluk ho Coronel F-FDTL Coliati ba sira nia serbisu ne’e nunka cente kolen iha sira nia luta. Komandante nain tolu ne’e hetan promosaun sei Hamutuk ho  Major Jeneral Taur Matan Ruak, Brigadier Jeneral Lere Anan Timor ho  Coronel F-FDTL Maunana,  Coronel F-FDTL Filomeno Paixao, Coronel F-FDTL Pedro Klamar Fuik, Coronel F-FDTL Falur Rate Laek  ne’e kontinua lidera luta foun ida ne’e iha mahon disiplina aas nian no profesionalismu iha sira nia kna’ar tomak.

Parabens F-FDTL, Viva FALINTIL, Viva F-FDTL.

MAHEIN NIA LIAN NO. 13: Komunikadu da Imprenza: Kna’ar Falintil – Forsa Defesa Timor-Leste (F-FDTL) iha Faze Ukun Rasik A’an husi 2002 – 2010.

Fundasaun Mahein 28 Outubru 2010

Iha Fundasaun Mahein nia Lian edisaun no. 13 fokus ba iha Forças Armadas da Libertação Nacional de Timor-Leste (FALINTIL) hatudu ona nia didikasaun no komitmentu durante okupasaun Indonezia ne’ebe sai hanesan mos fundasaun ida ba F-FDTL sai Defesa Nasional ne’ebe iha prinsipiu neutraliadade iha sistema politik demokrasia Timor-Leste ninia. Mesmu F-FDTL nia abut husi partidu Fretilin ne’ebe nudar organizasaun hahoris naran Falintil, maibe transformasaun Falintil ba F-FDTL tenki iha prinsipiu imparsialidade atu garantia independesia no submete lolos nia a’an ba regras no leis iha rai Republika Demokratika Timor-Leste. Timor-Leste tama faze foun ona ho sistema forsa defesa nasional nebe sei buka lolos koloka kna’ar forsa defesa ninia atu labele iha konflitus politika siguransa iha rai laran. Premeira ves iha Timor-Leste nia istoria akontese instituisaun siguransa nasional hanesan F-FDTL no Polisia Nasional Timor-Leste (PNTL) sai hanesan hun ba konflitu no instabilidade iha tinan 2006.

Timor-Leste parese hatene katak laos selebrasaun mak sai hanesan objetivu fundamental ida ba instituisaun militar para tinan-tinan selebra nia aniversariu, maibe instituisaun militar ne’e persiza hare fila fali katak iha ona tinan walu (8) nia laran sai hanesan instituisaun formal militar ida iha nasaun demokratiku, persiza komesa hametin fundasaun disiplina no profesionalismu militar ba membru sira, ho objetivu katak militar tenki ho mentalidade atu defende interese povu laos interese institusionalidade (institusionalismu). Kestaun ne’e bele hare klean liu, tamba instituisaun laos atu representa grupu ou instituisaun maibe tenki halo sira nia kna’ar tuir konstituisaun haruka, “servisu militar halo tuir lei haruka.” Bazeia legal ne’e importante tebes ba membru militar sira wainhira sira halao servisu militar ninia no nee mos bele prevene politiku nain sira atu intervene ba organizasaun militar ninia. Leitura ida nee tenta atu examina kna’ar Forsa Defesa Timor-Leste liu husi loron nia asume responsabilidade hanesan forsa defeza nasional Timor-Leste iha 20 Maiu 2002 to’o 2010.

Wainhira asembleia nasional aprova konstituisaun no Timor-oan sira ofisialmente deklara Timor-Leste sai rai ida soberanu iha loron 20 Maiu 2002, iha tempu hanesan F-FDTL mos sai formalmente representa militar nasaun ida. Iha kapasidade profesionalismu no fasilidade ne’ebe limitadu teb-tebes, Timor-Leste konsege hahu instituisaun militar ida ne’ebe ho fiar ida katak sei lori interese nasional liu sasan hotu-hotu no garantia soberanu Timor-Leste. Iha FM nia relatoriu ne’e deskobre katak “dezenvolve forsa ida atu proteze Timor-oan husi ameasa liur, tulun azensia guvernu sira no hari’i ami nia rai.” Boa vontade husi Timor-Leste atu hari’i instituisaun militar hetan reasaun positivu husi komunidade internasional liu husi asistensia nasaun bar-barak. Liu husi kanal bilaterais husi Portugal, Australia, Estadu Unidos, Cina, Malaizia noTailandia liu husi treinamentu rai laran no liur, fo ikipamentu, hari’i fasilidade no treinamentu kona ba ajuda logistiku ninia.

Iha FM nia relatoriu ne’e mos deklara katak politikamente to’o ohin loron strutura liders F-FDTL sei domina husi eis membrus Falintil sira i maioria sira hotu foin mak apariende no hetan treinamentu profesional militar iha tempu badak idepois Timor-Leste hetan independensia. Nee mos sai obstaklu ida ba mediu prazu ninia atu dezenvolve lolos instituisaun militar ida ho independente no profesional tamba sei defisil ituan atu haketak Falinitl no F-FDTL.  Rees ispilika katak, “momentu transformasaun F-FDTL hanesan halo lalais liu, ne’e duni defisil ituan haketak F-FDTL husi nia abut Falintil, atu haketak sira bele hamosu interpertasaun negativu no bele interperta sala ba nia future dirasaun.” Husi kestaun nee bele dehan katak F-FDTL sidauk halao nia funsaun totalmente hanesan instituisaun militar profesional tamba emosionalmente no pisikoloziamente membrus eis Falintil sei defisil adapta no koloka sira nia a’an ba regras instituisaun militar. Istoria Falintil bele influenza hahalok no politika F-FDTL ninia iha kualker tempu.

Iha relatoriu ne’e mos FM rekomenda ba estadu no guvernu Timor-Leste iha area balun hakas a’an ona atu dezenvolve ninia instituisaun forsa armada sai hanesan militar profesional nebe hakruk a’an ba povu nia interese, espesialmente sivil mak kontrola institusaun militar ninia (Military under civilian control). Kestaun nee bele aplika iha Timor-Leste wainhira elementus hotu-hotu iha vontade politika atu kaer metin prinsipiu militar iha rai demokratiku. Timor-Leste persiza kria kondisaun ida par povu mak bele halo kontrolizasaun ba kna’ar militar ninia, liu-liu sosidade sivil bele iha kapasidade atu bele halo kontribuisaun no dezenvolvimentu atu kontrola lalaok militar. “Iha rai ida demokratika, sosidade sivil tenki bele hanoin halo nusa bele fo apoiu ideas par bele kontrola milita. Konaba aspeitu ida ne’e, estadu no guvernu nebe kaer pasta politika forsa defesa nia persiza mos involve sosidade sivil atu bele hatene klean liu kona ba politika defesa nia. Ministeriu Defesa hanesan parte sivil halo dadauk politika defesa nia, purtantu Timor-Leste bele dehan sivil mos hola parte ba prosesu hari’i funsionamentu F-FDTL.” Prosesu ne’e bele interperta katak sivil komesa iha parte ida kontrola lalaok militar nia liu husi alokasaun orsamentu halo politika atu hari’i no hametin instituisaun militar tuir regras demokrasia Timor-Leste ninia.

Instituisaun militar persiza hadia mentalidade membrus sira husi veteranu resistensia ba militar profesional no hanoin nasional ba kontekstu standar internasional. Membru sira persiza hasae sira nia matenek liu husi trainamentu no haruka sira bele iskola tan iha universidade konaba assuntus lei nian, justisa, direitus, saude buat seluk-seluk tan. Unversidade sira rai laran no liur mos bele servisu hamutuk ho instituisaun militar bele iha intreasaun enter estudante sira atraves husi siminariu, estaziu, peskiza, despotu, servisu sosial ho parte seluk-seluk tan. Instituisaun militar persiza loke a’an ba publiku para simu kritikas, sugestaun no intereasaun direitamente entre povu ho membru militar sira, nune sira bele hatene no habesik a’an ba instituisaun nee, loke mos debates ou siminariu bar-barak konaba kna’ar F-FDTL iha rai ida demokratiku.

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Hetan relatoriu iha ne’e.

Nélson Belo,

Direktor Fundasaun Mahein

Web: www.fundasaunmahein.wordpress.com

Email: direktor.mahein[at]gmail.com

Tlp: +670 737 4222

Fundasaun Mahein, October  28,  2010

Press Release

Falintil-Forca Defensa Timor-Leste (F-FDTL) in the Era of Independence, 2002 to 2010.

In the 13th Mahein’s Voice (Mahein Nia Lian No. 13 in English) focuses to Forças Armadas da Libertação Nacional de Timor-Leste (FALINTIL) showed its dedication and commitment during the Indonesian occupation and became the foundation for F-FDTL, a national defense force that has the principle of neutrality within the democratic political system of Timor Leste. Although F-FDTL’s roots come from the FRETILIN party  the organization that produced the name FALINTIL- the transformation of FALINTIL to F-FDTL must have the principle of impartiality, in order to guarantee independence and truly submit itself to the regulations and laws of the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste. Timor Leste has entered a new phase  that searches for the right place and function of the defense force so that there is no conflict of security policy  in the country. For the first time in the history of Timor Leste, national security institutions such as F-FDTL and Timor Leste National Police (PNTL) became a major source of conflict and instability in 2006.

Timor Leste surely knows that celebrating their aniversary every year is not the fundamental objective of the military, but that the military institution needs to focus on how during eight years of becoming a formal military institution in a democratic country, they have continued to strengthen the foundation of discipline and military professionalism of their members, with a purpose of creating a military with a mentality of defending the interests of the people, not the interest of the institution (Institutionalism). An institution should not represent groups or institutions, but do its duty as the constitution requires. “Military duty is to follow the order of the Constitution”. This legal basis is very important for military members when they carry out their military duties as this can prevent politicians from intervening with military organisations. This article attempts to examine the role of F-FDTL since the day it acquired responsiblity as Timor Leste’s national defense force from 20 May 2002 until the present.

When the National Assembly approved the constitution and the East Timorese declared Timor Leste a sovereign nation-state on 20 May 2002,  the  F-FDTL also formally became the military representative of this country. With a very limited professional capacity and a lack of facilities, Timor Leste managed to form a military institution with the belief of considering the national interest over other things and guaranteeing the sovereignity of Timor Leste. In FM’s report also found that, “develop a force to protect the people of Timor Leste from outside threat, help the governmental agencies, and build our country”. The goodwill of Timor Leste in forming a military institution recieved positive feedback from the international community through the assistace of many countries – bilateral agreements with Portugal, Australia, the United States, China, Malaysia, and Thailand regarding both in-country training and training abroad, providing equipment, building facilities, and training about logistic assistance

In FM’s report said that, politically, the leadership structure of F-FDTL to this date is still dominated by the ex-members of FALINTIL and a majority of them learned and received professional military training for only a very short time after Timor Leste gained its independence. This is an obstacle to really developing a military institution that is independent and professional because it is  diffcult to separate FALINTIL and F-FDTL. Edward Rees explains that “the moment of F-FDTL transformation was too soon so it is quite difficult to separate F-FDTL from its root FALINTIL because separating them could cause negative interpretation and wrong interpretation to its future direction.” From this case, it could be said that F-FDTL has not achieved its function completely as a professional military institution because emotionally and psycologically members of ex FALINTIL have difficulty adapting and putting themselves under the regulations of the military institution. The history of FALINTIL has the ability to influence the behavior and politics of F-FDTL at any time.

In the report FM also recommends that, the State or governent of Timor Leste has forced their army institution in some ways to become a more professional military that bows to the interest of the people, especially by putting the military under civilian control. This case will be fully applied in Timor Leste when all the members have the political willingness to hold the military to the principles of a democratic country. Timor Leste needs to create a condition where its’ people can control the military. Civil society can contribute to the development of military activities. “In a democratic country, civil society should be able to think about how to give supportive ideas to control the military. Along these lines, the government that makes defence force policy also needs to involve civil society more, in order for them to know more about defense policy.The Ministry of Defense, as well as civil society, is making defence policy. It could be said that civilians can also take part in the process of development of F-FDTL in Timor Leste. This process could be interpreted as civilians begining to control military activity through budget allocation to make policies that build and strenghten the military institution according to the regulations of democratic Timor Leste.

The military institution needs to improve the mentality of its members, moving from that ofa resistance organization to that of a professional military, who think in the context of international standards. They need to increase their knowledge through training and also attend university where they can study law, justice, rights, health and other things. Universities in this country and abroad can also work together with the military institution to have an interaction between students.  This could involve seminars, research, sports, social services, and other components. The military institution needs to be open when receiving public criticisms and suggestions, and increase their direct interactions with the people so that they know and get close to the institution. Open debates and seminars about the role of F-FDTL in a democratic country are also useful in helping the public understand what F-FDTL actually does.

For more informasaun on this issue, please contact

To download the report in english click here.

Nélson Belo,

Director of Fundasaun Mahein

Web: www.fundasaunmahein.wordpress.com

Email: direktor.mahein[at]gmail.com

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Komunikadu Imprenza: Fundasaun Mahein Kongratula ba Servisu F-FDTL Komponente Naval ho PNTL (Unidade Maritima)

Fundasaun Mahein, 20 Outobru 2010

Komunikadu Imprenza

Fundasaun Mahein Kongratula ba Servisu F-FDTL Komponente Naval ho PNTL (Unidade Maritima).

Relasiona ho kordenasaun servisu  Joint Maritime Task Force (JMTF) ne’ebe kompostu husi Komponente Naval no Polisia Maritima, Segunda Feira (18/10), hodi kaptura peskador ilegal hamutuk 32 iha Tasi Lore-Iliomar-Distritu Lautem, maka Fundasaun Mahein iha biban ne’e hakarak hato’o parabens ba instituisaun rua tamba sira nia susesu. refere.

Direitur Ezekutivu Fundasaun Mahein, Nelson Belo afirma katak Governu no povu Timor Leste persiza fo parabens ba instituisaun F-FDTL no PNTL ne’ebe hahu ona kria kordenasaun ida ne’ebe efektivu hodi fo asegura ba soberania nasaun foun ida ne’e, liu-liu riku soin tasi Timor nian.

Nelson mos deklara katak kolaborasaun dahuluk husi instituisaun rua F-FDTL Komponete Naval ho  PNTL Maritima ne’ebe susecu hodi kaer peskador illegal husi Tailandia no Indonezia. Kordenasaun ida ne’e efektivu liu atu  hametin nafatin kordenasaun servisu iha futuru nian.

Tanba ne’e FM rekomenda ba Ministru Defesa ho Siguransa kontinua fo atensaun masimu ba instituisaun rua, profesionaliza hodi hasae kapasitasaun F-FDTL Komponente Naval ho PNTL Maritima atu halo kombate ba piskador, trafiku humanu , krimi organizadu iha tasi Timor.

Direktor ne’e mos rekomenda ba Ministru Defesa ho Siguransa atu dezemvolve  hanesan infrasturtura no ekipamentus modernu ne’ebe sufisiente ba F-FDTL Naval ho PNTL Maritima atu nune’e Institusaun rua ne’e bele fo seguransa ba soberanu tasi Timor-Leste nain.

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Nélson Belo, Direktor Fundasaun Mahein

Web: www.fundasaunmahein.wordpress.com

Email: direktor.mahein[at]gmail.com

Telp: +670 737 4222

Fundasaun Mahein, 20 October 2010

Press Release

Fundasaun Mahein Congratulates the Work of both the F-FDTL Naval Component and PNTL’s Maritime Unit.

In relation to the coordination on the Joint Maritime Task Force (JMTF) composed of    F-FDTL Naval Component and the Maritime Police, on Monday October 18, 2010 they arrested 32 illegal fisherman off the coast of Lori-Iliomar, Los Palos district therefore, Fundasaun Mahein will take this opportunity to give praise to both institutions for their success.

Executive Director of Fundasaun Mahein, Nelson Belo, affirms that the government of the people of Timor-Leste needs to congratulate both the F-FDTL and PNTL institutions which have utilized effective coordination to secure the sovereignty of this new nation, especially our resources in the Timor Sea.

Nelson also declares that the first collaboration between the F-FDTL Naval Unit and the Maritime police was successful as they apprehended illegal fishermen from Thailand and Indonesia.  This coordination is a positive step toward an effective working relationship in the future.

In this occasion FM recommends to the Minister of Defense and Security to pay maximum attention to both institutions through the professionalization and capacity building of the F-FDTL Naval component and the Maritime Police Unit to combat illegal fishing, human trafficking and organized crime on the sea.

FM also recommends to the Minister of Defense and Security to build a strong infrastructure and provide modern equipment to the Naval component and Maritime Police so they can secure the sovereign waters of Timor-Leste.

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

tlp +670 737 4222

Komunikadu da Imprenza: Ro’o F-FDTL Jaco-Betano nia Manutensaun Laklaru

Fundasaun Mahein 14 Junhu 2010

Komunikadu da Imprenza

Ro’o F-FDTL Jaco-Betano nia Manutensaun Laklaru

Iha loron 11 Junhu 2010, sai hanesan loron historiku ida ba Timor-Leste, komesa kapasita  F-FDTL Naval nian tamba  governu entrega ro’o patrulia rua nebe sosa husi Republika Popular Xina. Iha okasiaun ida ne’e FM hakarak hato’o parabens ba  F-FDTL korpu Naval  tamba iha ona ro’o patrolia rua para atu kontrola, area tasi nian, atu mantein dignidade no garantia zona ekonomia eksluzivu.

Iha cerimonia entrega ro’o rua neba, Prezidente da Republika Jose Ramor Horta deklara lolos katak manutensaun ba ro’o ne’e mos tama iha pakote ida. Maibe prezidente la esplika katak manutensaun nebe tama iha pakote ida nebe Governu Xina sei ofrese ne’e duransaun ba tinan hira.

FM nia preokupasaun konaba orsanmentu $ 29 miloens nebe sosa ro’o Jaco-Betano ne’e inklui ba pakote ida nebe Prezidente refere ne’e ka iha pakote ketak laiha esplikasaun klaru. FM mos hakarak hatene karik 29 milioens latama iha manutensaun ba ro’o Jaco-Betano, entaun governu sei foti osan tan hodi aloka ba manutensaun Jaco-Betano

FM nia prekupasaun seluk maka, kona ba kilat nebe tau iha ro’o Jaco-Betano nia leten nebe kompostu husi kilat boot 4 ba ro’o ida-ida ne’e katak laos ona ro’o patrolia nian, maibe bele kategoria ba ro’o funu nian ona. Kategoria ba ro’o funu katak sei kria tensaun siguransa iha regional  ho nasaun vizinus Indonezia ho Australia.

FM nia prekupasaun seluk tan, se laiha orsamentu ida ke klaru ba manutensaun ba ro ahi rua ne’e, karik governu iha ona planu atu foti fali orsamentu programa seluk, e  ida ne’e maka akontese, entaun iha possibilidade ba Governu  atu  abandona area importante seluk hanesan edukasaun, saude e agrikultura nebe maka ita konsidera nudar parte desemvolvimentu umanu.

Bazea ba prekupasaun hirak iha leten, FM rekomenda ba Ministeriu Defeza ho Seguransa atu bele esplika ho transparante kona ba orsamentu ba manutensaun nian kada tinan ho valor hira.

Premeiru Ministru nebe maka kaer pasta mos nudar Ministru Defeza ho Seguransa Xanana Gusmão iha nia deskursu esplika katak rasaun atu hola ro’o rua ne’e atu evita ema liur la bele naok tan ona  riku soin Timor nian nebe maka lakon desde tinan 2008.

FM rekomenda katak Ministerio Defeza ho Seguransa atu bele fo atensaun ba forsa (PNTL ho F-FDTL) nia progreso hanesan aranja meios servisu nian para sira bele fornese siguransa no mantain lei ho ordem ho diak no profesional

FM rekomenda atu Governo Timor Leste haforsa tan relasaun bilaterais ho nasaun vizinus sira (Australia ho Indonezia) para atu hare hamutuk kestaun seguransa iha tasi laran.

Atu hatene klean liu konaba asuntu ne’e bele kontaktu

Nélson Belo, Direktor

Fundasaun Mahein www.fundasaunmahein.wordpress.com

direktor.mahein@gmail.com , tlp +670 737 4222

Fundasaun Mahein 14 June 2010

Press Release

Maintenance not clear for F-FDTL Patrol Boats Jaco and Betano

The 11th of June, 2010, was another historic day for Timor-Leste as 2 patrol boats purchased from the Peoples Republic of China were handed over signalling the beginning of capacity building for the F-FDTL Navy.  Fundasaun would like to congratulate the F-FDTL Navy as these boats will be patrolling the waters of Timor-Leste maintaining the dignity of the nation and guranteeing the exclusive economic zone of the country.

During the handover ceremony, President Jose Ramos-Horta stated that the maintenance for these boats would be carried out by the China as part of a package deal.  However, the President did not explain how long the duration of the previously mentioned maintenance service will be for.

FM is interested to know whether the maintenance for the boats Jaco and Betano is included in the $29 million budget, as the statement from the President was not clear on this issue. If the $29 million already allocated does not cover the maintenance, FM wants to know from which part of the government budget the money to pay for the maintennace of the Navy boats will come from.

Another issue FM is worried about is the existence of 4 heavy machine guns on each patrol boat, making these quite well armed warships compared to simple patrol boats.  If they are categorized as warships, then this may create regional security tension with the neighboring countries of Indonesia and Australia.

FM is also worried that if the government has not allocated enough funding for the maintenance, then money will have to be taken from other programs, causing them to abandon important areas such as education, health care, agriculture and other investemnets in human development.

Based on the worries mentioned above, FM would like to recommend to the Minister of Defense and Security that he clarify how much the government will be spending each year for the maintenance of the patrol boats.

FM reccomends to the Minister of Defense and Security to give close attention to the progression of the PNTL and F-FDTL institutions, and provide them with the essential services needed, to increase their professionalism and human development capacity so they can contribute positively to the stability of the country and uphold law and order.  Good salaries, health care, and quality training are all neccesary to maintain the professionalism of PNTL and F-FDTL.

FM further reccomends that the Government of Timor-Leste strengthen their bilateral relationships with their neighbors, especially Indonesia and Australia, to work together to help gurantee maritime security in the region.

For further information please contact

Nélson Belo, Director of Fundasaun Mahein

www.fundasaunmahein.wordpress.com

direktor.mahein@gmail.com

tlp +670 737 4222

Lei 16-2008 Amending the Military Service Law

Lei 16-2008 Amending the Military Service Law.

Planu ho Orsamento Geral 2010 ba MDS, FALINTIL, ho PNTL.

2010 Security Plans

2010 Defence Plans

Dokumentu ida ne’e Matrix Prioridade Nasional ba Ministeriu Defeze ho Seguranza, FALINTL-FDTL ho PNTL.

2010 Draft National Priorities Matrix.pdf

Dokumentu ida ne’e “factsheet” kona ba orsamento geral proposta ba Ministeriu Defeze ho Seguranza, FALINTL-FDTL ho PNTL.

2010 Budget Defence & Security.pdf

Disculpa sira halo dokumentu sira iha lian Ingles deit.