Press Releases

Corruption and impunity in Timor-Leste require urgent actions, not just rhetoric

Dr. Christopher Henry Samson,

Lalenok Ba Ema Hotu (LABEH),

Weak institutions of the state has made the government and its members to be seen by the public as corrupt or vulnerable to corruption, this is what is jeopardizing democracy in our country, warned Lalenok Ba Ema Hotu (LABEH), the national anti-corruption NGO leading the fight against corruption in Timor-Leste.

Anti-corruption efforts by both the government and civil society in Timor-Leste is not receiving as much public support as it should, Lalenok Ba Ema Hotu (LABEH) Executive Director Dr. Christopher Henry Samson said today.

LABEH request the PN to promote the principles of transparency and accountability

Lalenok Ba Ema Hotu (LABEH) the leading national NGO leading the fight against corruption and anti-corruption campaigners, with LABEH youth against corruption have stepped up crusade to ask the National Parliament to revise the country's assets declaration requirements to include verification and publication of declared assets.

Studante foun 2015 atus ida hahu tuir Kursus iha LABEH

LABEH liu husi departementu Edukasaun no  hasae  kapasidade (Labeh Vocasional Training Centre), komesa ona  hahu nia aktividades hanesan bain-bain,   apredizazen ba  studante foun 2015  kuaze 100 ida mak tuir ona kursus iha semana liu ba.

Husi area English,  Administrasi  no Finansas, Jornalismu  inklui mos labarik kiik sira.           

Building a Capable Public Administration in Timor-Leste is the Way Ahead

Dr. Christopher Henry Samson

Executive Director Lalenok Ba Ema Hotu (LABEH)

Building a capable public administration because our people will rely heavily on the competence and capacity of government services. Any weaknesses or failure of these services will be a serious obstacle to progress in human development.

The events of December 1975 and September 1999 were devastating, not just for the population, but also for the system of administration. Alongside the losses in terms of buildings, records and archives, there was also a debilitation loss of personnel. Timor-Leste was left with virtually no senior managers or people capable of operating basic facilities. 

LABEH condemns the sentencing of Christopher Henry Samson

LABEH condemns the sentencing of Christopher Henry Samson, the Founder and the Executive Director of LABEH on a controversial falsification charge of his citizenship in a move that was been seen as a threat to anti-corruption and civic activism. The move was just an attack on civil society activists by the prosecutor’s office that appears determined to silence him.