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Member of Parliament, Desmond Trotman, rejects threat by Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee – 25th Apr 2013

SONY DSCMember of Parliament, Desmond Trotman, has rejected a threat by the Minister of Home Affairs, Clement Rohee, over a statement made during the Budget Debates.

Last Saturday, the Minister of Home Affairs had written Parliamentarian, Mr. Desmond Trotman, over a statement he had made during the budget debates. ON Wednesday, during a statement to the National Assembly, Mr. Trotman repeated what he had said, that upset the Minister.

The Minister of Home Affairs was upset with Trotman’s statement and had moved to have the statement struck off the record. But the Speaker had ruled that since Mr. Trotman was quoting what people were saying, the Parliamentarian was not in breach of his privileges, and so the statement was kept on the record. However, Rohee , obviously still up in arms about the statement, proceeded to write Mr. Trotman.

In the letter, Rohee said he had written the Commissioner of Police informing him of Trotman’s statement and that he, Rohee, was writing to request the Parliamentarian to provide to the Police, any concrete information he may have about the so called PPP criminal cabal. In the House, Mr. Totman put Rohee on notice that he would not be intimidated.

Mr. Rohee did not bother to respond to Mr. Trotman’s statement.

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