Gifts or bribes? asks Pam Vernon. Perhaps the recipients should follow the lead of the Muslim Community and return these “gifts” rather than drinking from the poisoned chalice? MH
These were formerly termed bribes. Gifts sounds better though doesn’t it? Not so borderline criminal? And who reports them as ‘gifts’? Why NZ mainstream whore media of course, they’re all in each others’ corporate pockets. Well in bed with each other would be more to the point. Takoha, the time worn tactic from way back & still in business. Only small gifts somebody has said, still large or small it has the same magical effect.
It’s been revealed several Labour MPs have accepted gifts from controversial Chinese Communication company Huawei.
MPs have to register interests such as assets, debts and gifts they have received, and the list as at 31 January 2019 was presented to Parliament today.
Police Minister Stuart Nash accepted tickets and hospitality to an All Blacks v France rugby game from Huawei Technologies.
Māori Development, Local Government and Associate Environment Minister Nania Mahuta received Warriors v Canberra Raiders match tickets and hospitality from Huawei New Zealand.
Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis accepted All Blacks test tickets from Huawei.
List MP and Junior Whip Kiri Allan received two All Blacks tickets, food, and beverages in Wellington from Huawei.
Huawei wants to role out the 5G network in New Zealand but there is pressure from international partners not to let them.
The GCSB is still making it’s final decision on the matter.