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Coleman must quit or be sacked over Dotcom case

COLEMAN MUST QUIT OR BE SACKED OVER DOTCOM CASE

July 25, 2014

Immigration New Zealand has done the right thing in distancing itself from Jonathan Coleman’s claims that ministers were not aware of FBI involvement in Kim Dotcom’s residency application, says the Internet Party.

Internet Party leader Laila Harré said the brave and extraordinary declaration by Immigration NZ meant Mr Coleman should stand down, or be sacked.

“Jonathan Coleman’s fingerprints are all over this decision. Are we still expected to believe that Mr Coleman did not discuss the investigation with any of his colleagues before endorsing the decision to grant permanent residency?

“As recently as last week, Mr Coleman was still trying to convince New Zealanders that he wasn’t aware of the FBI involvement and that he had no part in the decision to grant residency.

“Indeed, he said that ‘ministers’ – meaning more than one – were unaware.

“He deliberately managed the sign-off on Dotcom’s residency back in 2010 to avoid responsibility. All the evidence now available shows he was fully briefed. SIS emails released last week claimed that Immigration NZ was subject to political pressure.”

Ms Harré reiterated her call for a Royal Commission of Inquiry to get to the truth of all the circumstances surrounding Mr Dotcom’s residency application.

ENDS

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