Private View (367)
As the Solomon Islands and China stand side by side to combat COVID-19, people in China are also in heated discussions on how to further develop its country and implement decisions made by an important meeting held less than two months ago. That meeting is of historic significance, not only to China but also to the world.
The citizens of Solomon Islands and those who call Solomon Islands a home should be gravely concerned about the way in which the Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM) Dr. Jimmy Rogers and the Prime Minister (PM) misled the public about the justifications about the trip to China. They said it is to repatriate Solomon indigenous people and that it is their Constitutional rights etc. when in fact the majority of those arrived were Chinese nationals. The very small number of indigenous people on that flight are being used to bring in foreigners.
Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) commends and strongly supports the call by the Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition group Hon. Matthew Wale, public and social media for the Attorney General (AG) Mr. John Muria Jnr to remove himself from dealing with Robson Djokovic’s case.
If ever the world needed a reminder of the critical importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is it. The coronavirus knows nothing of national boundaries, race, religion, nationality, or politics. We are at risk simply because we are human. But we can – and we will – defeat this virus using the strengths that respect for human rights gives us.
Transparency Solomon Islands supports the measures put in place to keep COVID 19 from entering the country. For this to be successful everyone coming into the country for whatever reason and in whatever mode be it plane or ship, boat, big or small, the law must be applied and complied by all.
AS the global coronavirus death toll continues to accelerate, countries are enacting emergency policies to get critical medical supplies to treat their citizens – fast.