Friday, 27 August 2010

Fundasaun Mahein Husu Ema Atu Tau Matan ba Orsamento MDS.

Today Fundasaun Mahein (FM) published a report on the budget of the Ministry of Defence an Security.  FM is the first Timorese NGO dedicated to looking at the Security Sector in Timor-Leste.

FM has written many reports on the security sector in Timor-Leste.  In less than one year it has written more on the Timorese security sector in a local language that the $5 million dollar UNMIT Security Sector Support Unit or UNPOL has produced.  

It is by Timorese, for Timorese about the Timorese security sector.  

While the report contains errors it is informative.  This report examines the budget for the institutions which provide safety and security to Timorese citizens.  It poses many questions which Timorese citizens might want want to consider.

Certainly, it is surprising to Tempo Semanal that one office in the Office of the Secretary of State for Security (SES) receives nearly $150,000 USD / year but its very unclear what it actually does.  Ita Hein.

1 comment:

John said...

Ouch!

Who is the author of this piece?