Deputy Leader of Opposition and Member of Parliament for Small Malaita Rick Hou has urged citizens of Solomon Islands to respect the recent Court decision regarding the issue of tax-free salaries and other entitlement benefits for Members of Parliament.
Mr Hou made the statement in a media conference today to express the Opposition Group’s concerns regarding issues affecting people in the country which the National Government has yet to address.
“We would like to ask everybody to respect the Court ruling because it is the highest that our courts can go and so we are unable to anything about that.”
However, the MP for Small Malaita also explains their suggestion to addressing the issue, saying it will take time.
“What we suggested with regards to Constitutional amendments cannot be done by ourselves because it will need more than three-quarters of Parliament so this has called on the Government to work together to do what is right. But that’s a very long route to achieving the public’s concern.”