Finance Minister should apologise over accident indiscretion – Goolsarran

Columnist Anand Goolsarran says that Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh should apologise to the public over his behaviour in a February 23rd accident in which two persons were slightly injured and the minister was accused of driving under the influence and leaving the scene without rendering help.

In his column in yesterday’s Stabroek News entitled `Ministerial accountability and the public interest’, Goolsarran adverted to a famous quote by Mahatma Gandhi: “A clean confession, combined with a promise never to commit the sin again, when offered before one who has the right to receive it, is the purest form of repentance”, and said that Singh should reflect on these words.

“Putting aside the overwhelming evidence that the Minister might have broken the law, he may very well be advised to seriously reflect on the above words from Gandhi and in all humility do the honourable thing by apologising to the citizens of this country for indiscretion. Unless he does so, the issue will not be forgotten and will leave an …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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