December 21st, 2017
On December 11th, 2017, the F-FDTL subjected one of its members from the Service Support Component (CAS) to disciplinary proceedings due to his involvement in the Martial Arts Group PSHT. These proceedings culminated in the soldier’s dismissal from the institution on the basis of violations of regulations and laws.
This report describes the ban on Martial Arts Groups and its application to members of the PNTL and F-FDTL according to Government Resolution N.o 16/2013 “the Extinction of Martial Arts Groups” and Law N.o 5/2017 from April 19, “the Juridical Regime Related to the Practice of Martial Arts, Ritual Arts, Melee Weapons, Rama Ambon, and the Fifth Alteration to the Penal Code.”
This ban inaugurated a “zero tolerance” policy for PNTL and F-FDTL members involved in MAG activities. Therefore, when security personnel are involved, they will suffer disciplinary sanctions, including dismissal according to the terms of the relevant disciplinary statute.
To learn more about this issue, please see the following:
Phone: (+670) 78316075 or 77561184