I have no problem with the procedures and processes described by Sasako, my concern is that such grants comes at the time when ordinary Solomon Islanders are facing hardship from the basic services provided by the government because of the global financial crisis affecting national economies and hence individuals. And here the PEC saw it so fit to continue raising the bar of our national leaders. If we have lots of money to dispel then I have no problem with that. When our nation is interdependent economically from other bigger nations then we have to live within our means as recently pointed out by the PM himself. Where is this living within our means? We are now living beyond our means.

In addition, who provides the submissions received by the Commission? From the members themselves, from the public or from senior citizens?

Your proposition of giving same fate to former MPs is uncalled for given our current financial results.