Kamla to file motion against PM for misleading Parliament

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Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar says in the com­ing days she in­tends to file a mo­tion against Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley in Par­lia­ment for «mis­lead­ing» the Par­lia­ment by say­ing the UNC did not act on the 1997 Robert Sab­ga re­port in­to child abuse at homes.

Per­sad-Bisses­sar, speak­ing dur­ing a Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress (UNC) meet­ing in Cou­va on Sat­ur­day, said she would not spend her time de­fend­ing the UNC’s ac­tions when the Robert Sab­ga-led task force un­earthed phys­i­cal and sex­u­al abuse, malfea­sance, ne­glect and wide­spread mis­treat­ment of wards of the State at chil­dren’s homes.

There have been claims that the re­port was buried and no ac­tion tak­en, which the UNC has strong­ly de­nied.

 Last week, the Prime Min­is­ter charged act­ing Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Mc Don­ald Ja­cob with find­ing the re­port and tak­ing ac­tion.

«He wants to talk about the re­port, it dis­ap­peared un­der the PNM, and it is on­ly when I came back and the UNC came back in 2010 that we picked up the pack­age of leg­is­la­tion, and we made it hap­pen.

«And this liar, he is king liar him­self, he said he op­er­a­tionalised the Chil­dren’s Au­thor­i­ty. Re­al­ly?»

Say­ing it is al­leged there is a pae­dophile ring in the PNM, Per­sad-Bisses­sar added, «As they say, call names…PNM, Pae­dophile Na­tion­al Move­ment.»

Last week, in a me­dia re­port Per­sad-Bisses­sar called on the po­lice to in­ves­ti­gate al­le­ga­tions of a long-stand­ing pae­dophile ring op­er­at­ing with­in the PNM. She al­so asked PM Row­ley to call the names of PNM col­leagues in­volved in the pae­dophile ring al­leged by Sab­ga.

On Sat­ur­day, she again called on the PM to name the mem­bers of the pae­dophile ring.

Per­sad-Bisses­sar said the coun­try was over­run with crim­i­nals and crime, but the most «hurt­ful» was the abuse of chil­dren.

«Some­body told me a few days ago, lis­ten, you are my friend, I am your friend…If my friend says a bad word, I might say, ok, you are still my friend. If my friend cuffs down Wade Mark, I might say well, maybe not so, but ok, you are still my friend. But when your friend in­ter­feres with a child, we say no! Enough is enough! Nev­er, nev­er, nev­er!» Per­sad-Bisses­sar said.

 She added, «I know cat­e­gor­i­cal­ly no UNC was ever in­volved in any of that abuse on chil­dren, none!»

Per­sad-Bisses­sar al­so chas­tised the Gov­ern­ment, say­ing the promised-pep­per spray leg­is­la­tion and the na­tion­al CCTV cam­era net­work were still nowhere to be seen.

LINK ORIGINAL: The Trinidad Guardian