10 April 2013 - Suara Timor-Lorosae reports on statements by the State Secretary for Land and Property, Jaime Xavier Lopes, regarding the ownership of land in Timor-Leste. He is reported as saying that foreign nationals have no right to purchase land in Timor-Leste despite some of them had bought land from local residents in the country.
nationals have no right to land in the country as the Constitution
Article 74 states that only Timorese people have the right to land,”
Lopes called on the Timorese people not to
support Chinese people in purchasing land in the country because it
would impact the country’s new generation.