Abdulah: Look into reports on minister's sons
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar must do a fact-finding investigation into newspaper reports that the sons of a Government Minister are being investigated by authorities in the United States.
"That is now an issue in the public domain," said Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) leader David Abdulah.
"A very serious allegation has been made and the Prime Minister has a responsibility for superintending the affairs of her Cabinet and therefore in the interest of transparency and accountability must tell the nation what the facts are on this matter."
Abdulah said he did not have the facts and would say no more on this matter.
He was speaking at the public meeting of the Joint Platform at Bournes Road, St James on Monday night.
On the issue of the Flying Squad, Abdulah questioned the decision of the Prime Minister to put the matter in the hands of the Commissioner of Police (CoP).
He said if there was criminal wrongdoing, then the CoP was responsible for investigating criminal wrongdoing, and after consulting with the DPP, bringing criminal charges.
But if there is political malfeasance, it is for the Prime Minister. "And if she is not sure of the facts, it is not for the Commissioner of Police to go on a fact-finding mission for her... If facts are required for political action, set up a one-person Commission of Enquiry, give that Commission two weeks to report because he don't have to investigate the marish and the parish,"Abdulah stated.