It’s an all-time low, but I’m unfazed
PM on Internet comments:
PRIME Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar believes the comments accompanying a video of her following Monday’s local government election results, which has gone viral on social media sites, have hit “an all time low”.
On Monday, the Persad-Bissessar-led People’s Partnership coalition won five of 14 regional corporations up for grabs.
In 2010, the People’s Partnership won 11 out of the 14 regional corporations.
Following Monday’s results Persad-Bissessar went to the UNC’s headquarters at Rienzi Complex in Couva to address party faithful.
Video footage of her address has since gone viral on Facebook and YouTube.
On Wednesday, UNC deputy political leader Dr Surujrattan Rambachan jumped to Persad-Bissessar’s defence and said her exuberance was as a result of the party’s unexpected success in the local government election.
Persad-Bissessar described the comments accompanying the video as an all time low.
She however said she is unfazed by them.
Persad-Bissessar said it is not the first time “such a video has been uploaded” and suggested it would not be the last.
She made the statements yesterday as she spoke to members of the media following a launch of the new police highway patrol at the Police Training Academy, St James Barracks.
“This is not the first time such a video has been put up and I suggest it would not be the last,” she said.
“It has reached a point where my entire ... everything I do or say comes under full scrutiny. That is the public life,” Persad-Bissessar said.
“I think it has gone to an all-time low in terms of comments that are being posted, but I am not fazed by those matters.
“I will never be fazed and I will continue to do the best that I can in the capacity and the job that I hold,” she said.