Crux of the matter
Thank you for printing in full the interview of our Hon. Prime Minister and 60 Minutes that has caused quite a furore. Actually it’s not as bad as I had assumed.
We absolutely sympathize and empathize and wish to heaven we can reverse the ordeal of these beautiful and unfortunate individuals. If our hearts could make up for a crime, a whole new Ocean would have been created, such is the depth of feeling and emotions that have been alerted.
Because 60 Minutes’ Mr Bartlett was interviewing/ zeroing in as most interviewers do, into a heart of the matter as he’d needed to do, but you see, he’s not interviewing John Howard, or Turnbull, or Abbot, or Tony Blair, John Key ...where the “public”/ audience probably expect the expected glossy diplomatic answers - he’s interviewing our P.M., pretty straight forward there, not glossy or spun-P.R, and Tuilaepa is right, a few years ago, WHO WAS IT AGAIN - that kept waving the flags “Prisoners have rights too”????
The guy in the village under the coconut tree??? Of course not - because we understand “our psyche.”
And yes, it came at a time of the separation of Police and Prison Services. And yes it’s no excuse, but it is the logic behind a time of adjustments to an amended system.
So sorry, yes absolutely could hang the criminal b-----d up the bl--dy tree, but, the interview was about where have the millions gone?
Try Consultants and related services that come up with reforms that backfire?
(Similar to doing away with 5 to 6 local Vets as in well qualified local Veterinarians in the late 1980’s and now - Voila!! Dog problem !?!)
It’s a try anyway.
The crux of the matter for us is, not all reforms are for the better. And today’s news will be tomorrow’s fish and chips wrapper.
Food for thought.