Monday, October 12, 2009

No-confidence vote in East Timor

AFP reported that "Lawmakers in East Timor [Timor Leste] shouted jibes at each other Monday in a fiery censure debate over a government decision to free an Indonesian militia leader accused of crimes against humanity."

The opposition party accused the government of Prime Minister Xanana of breaking the law when it allowed the release of militia leader Martenus Bere.

Matt,  Lost Boy, Censure debate underway
OK screw it. I’m going to back to parliament.

Almost 8 pm and the lawmakers are really going for it now. Lots of back and forth and everyone is getting involved. .... It’s rowdy in there. I don’t know if anyone really expects this censure motion to be passed, but stranger things have happened. ...

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