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Shot Kiwi Soldier x 2 – Dover Samuels – Parekura Horomia – Cancer Inquiry

SHOT KIWI SOLDIER: Outrage at indignities to the body of a NZ Private William Manning killed in East Timor. The lead scout was killed during a fire fight and his body was not recovered with the patrol. The body was damaged when it was later found say reports. An army spokesman confirms he was without his weapon and equipment when we found him. The PM says she has spoken to the Private’s mother today and expressed deepest condolences. A minute’s silence in Parliament in honour. A Church service will be held tonight in Suai East Timor. The Government plans to deliver a strong message to the Indonesians over armed militia members operating out of refugee camps in West Timor. Two other NZ soldiers have died in East Timor in road accidents. Body expected home Wednesday.

SHOT KIWI SOLDIER: There were two gun-shot wounds in the body - one in the shoulder and one in the head. Defence expert David Dickens thinks a full inquiry is needed into the incident as it could be a war crime if Manning was shot after he was already injured . The army do not believe he was just injured initially however. The medical advice is contrary says a spokesman. Questions are being asked over the deployment of a further battalion to East Timor in November.

DOVER SAMUELS: Dover Samuels hits out at the women whose sex claims put him out of a job. By using privilege Samuels today exposed her name in public. Samuels attended caucus against her PM’s wishes. Dover says he went into caucus in humility. Samuels in the house said “no such rape, or rapes ever took place”. The response of Samuels in the house is said to have knocked the complainant back to square one. After caucus Samuels says he is not giving up without a fight. Why should an innocent man stand aside? he says. In Parliament he turned accuser. Only one offence worse than rape, he says – fabricating a rape knowing the person is innocent.
Jane Young live:
Q: How much of a wart on the nose is this to Helen Clark?
A: One word for Helen Clark at the moment. Livid.

PAREKURA HOROMIA: Parekura Horomia entered Parliament eight months ago as a first time MP. Now he is Minister. He has had a long period of working in the Public Service in Maori Development. Sandra Lee says she supports the new minister. His constituents are encouraged by his appointment. Horomia has lost 15kg’s since election. He also doesn’t want to case manage his people to death. Horomia confessed to several skeletons at his Press Conference.

CANCER INQUIRY: Good evaluation and monitoring will stop people dying says Professor Skeggs from Otago University. However a plan to monitor is being blocked by an ethics committee concerned about individual privacy. Skeggs says this is an extremely serious problem. Skeggs also says an HFA report on standards of screening elsewhere in NZ was a “fire-fighting exercise” and that it would not even get a “bronze medal”.

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