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Timor-Leste

7 July 2005

Australian (Sydney)

East Timor is Asia's poorest country. Its President, former guerilla fighter and national resistance hero Xanana Gusmao, says money is urgently needed to build hospitals, schools and stamp out endemic poverty. It raises questions about why the need for so many guns and who is paying for them. Since its founding in 2000, the national police force (PNTL) has obtained a wide variety of weaponry, including 2700 Glock 9mm pistols, for its ordinary police officers. Under... (GunPolicy.org)

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