PM: SSA investigation not compromised – statement in parliament was carefully crafted

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PM: SSA investigation not compromised – statement in parliament was carefully crafted

The investigation into the Strategic Services Agency (SSA) has not compromised.

That assurance was given by the Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley, following his revelations in the House of Representatives on July 3 about the findings of an audit into the operations of the SSA.

Dr Rowley stated in an interview with the Newsday: “My statement in the Parliament was a carefully crafted body of information with just enough details to advise the public on the nature and extent of an issue without unnecessarily identifying persons or other entities for whom an interest exists.”

“The fact that there are interests to be recognised in no way prevents the Government from from giving the Parliament information about the administration or the country in general. Have you not seen persons calling for more information or even surmising that there are more questions for which answers are to be had? The Parliament, now being informed, would do as it sees fit to get all the clarification and answers required.”

The PM added, “This in no way compromises any investigation. In fact, you would have heard me stating very clearly that many lines of criminal investigations and various audits are under way and we must allow these to proceed to conclusion.”