Labour revealed yesterday that Pansy Wong traveled abroad an astonishing eleven times as Minister for Women’s Affairs and Ethnic Affairs, spending $147,000 in two years (her ministries’ departments were less than $10 million a year) making her one of the highest spending ministers. Six of those trips were to China. What was she doing? Why did Key sign off on these trips?
Now, Trevor Mallard has added more grist to the mill:
“Not unusual for John Key and Pansy Wong to eat with large groups of Chinese people in Bellamys.
Pansy collected these and many other cheques which were assumed to going to the National Party – we thought they were being laundered through the Waitemata or other National Party controlled trusts.
But now we know that in fact the money has been paid into an account controlled by Pansy and Sammy Wong.
No wonder Key doesn’t want her to resign – he wants to collect the money variously decribed as hundreds of thousands and well over a million.”
Every day, this story gets worse: a minister who spent an inordinate amount of time traveling, mainly to China, at huge cost, took donations for the Nats through a secret personal account, and has now disappeared of the face of the Earth, on Key’s orders, possibly overseas again.