What the hell???
MP Yang lobbied ministers to overturn Security Intelligence Service block
Embattled MP Jian Yang lobbied ministers in a bid to overturn a national security block on a Chinese-born job applicant taking up a sensitive position in the defence force.
Months after first taking a seat in Parliament following the 2011 election, Yang took up the case of an aggrieved applicant for a New Zealand Defence Force job who had failed background checks conducted by the Security Intelligence Service.
Yang told the Herald he was merely acting on behalf of a constituent and had done nothing wrong. “I had simply sought answers on the constituents behalf through the appropriate channels, as is the responsibility of every Member of Parliament,” he said.
A February 2012 letter obtained under the Official Information Act written by then-Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman to the applicant, copied in Yang “who has approached my office on your behalf,” and noted Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson had also been lobbied.
So the Chinese spy inside the National Party tried to get another spy inside our military and still National voters see nothing wrong here?
If only the NZ media put as much focus on China having a spy inside the National Party as they did when Metiria admitted having to stealing from Welfare to feed her kid huh?
This story on the NZ Herald has within a couple of hours gone from being the lead to a barely seen mention on their front page now.
The best of the world are bemused, puzzled and quite frankly laughing at us about how laid back and casual we are all being over a Chinese spy inside a Party that used to be the Government!