27 Mar '11, 7am

Timor Leste police take over from UN force

Timor Leste police take over from UN force

DILI: United Nations police returned full control of Timor Leste to the national force Sunday, the UN and government said, more than four years after bloody clashes threatened to push the country into civil war. Following a Sunday ceremony, from Monday the National Police of Timor Leste (PNTL) will be responsible for the whole country, with the UN police in a supporting role, the statement by the UN and Timor Leste government said. "We will continue to work side-by-side," UN special representative for Timor Leste Ameerah Haq said. "However, PNTL will be squarely in the driver's seat, and the UN will focus on providing the training and support Timor Leste's police service needs to further strengthen its capabilities over the long term," she added, using the country's formal name. The UN will maintain a presence of up to 1,280 police to support the PNTL until after the presi...

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