Wantoks, it is interesting to note that the controversial PEC decisions will now be investigated by the parliamentary house committee. Who are the members of the parliamentary house committee (PHC) anyway? If this PHC comprised MPs then it is a futile exercise, a reflection of our MPs inability to make sound judgement.

Lately our country has seen a plethora of inquiries, sadly with little practical outcome. While probing issues of concern is important, creating committees can also be a good diversion tactic of shifting the responsibilities. However, by doing so our MPs have lost an opportunity to regain public respect by either refusing the increases or suggest remuneration more comparable to what is reasonable.

The fact is our MPs' roles are mostly symbolic although they make final decisions as legislators. Actual work is done by the permanent secretaries and the public servants.