David Cunliffe, People Trafficking & Corruption whilst Minister of Immigration?

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Submitted by Sandi on Tue, 2012-05-08 22:17

The department of Immigration turned down an application from a Chinese millionaire because there were doubts raised about his identity. Yong Ming Yan, also known as William Yan, Bill Liu and Yang Liu, arrived in 2001. According, to Whaleoil, he was a large donor to the Labour Party.

Then minister of Immigration David Cunliffe chose to ignore official advice and over-ruled the decision made by his department. Subsequently this fellow was given "a private citizenship ceremony in the Maori Affairs select committee room, officiated over by Labour MP and former Cabinet minister Dover Samuels."

Needless to say, this Chinese man is now being tried on 5 charges of false identity.

And to place a cherry at the top of this unadulterated corruption, last week Cunliffe confessed to the NZ Herald "Some ministers appear to consider the law of our land is up for auction to the highest bidder."
If you are as credible as you claim to be as a politician, Mr Cunliffe, then we must believe what you say!

This action is yet another example of consistent level of corruption not just within NZ politics but this highlights just how utterly corrupt our legal system really is.

This trial is heard by a single judge and not by a jury. Crimes against NZ'rs surely must be heard by NZr's. The mere fact that this is not a jury trial confirms just how deeply embedded the corruption is because; during this trial it would appear that dodgy behaviour from governmental ministers and officials are protected from being exposed to face the people (via a jury) and if as Cunliffe claims "politicians can be bought" then so can judges!

(The above comment is NOT directed at any particular judge it is made in the spirit of the US constitution where the people are above the government via the jury)

New Zealanders so desperately need a constitution and more over if they value their freedom enough to not be controlled by their corrupt government and legal system (by default), they would be fighting tooth and nail to uphold ALL trials by jury.

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Crimes Act 1961
98D: Trafficking in people by means of coercion or deception
Every one is liable to the penalty stated in subsection (2) who—

(a) arranges the entry of a person into New Zealand or any other State by 1 or more acts of coercion against the person, 1 or more acts of deception of the person, or both; or

(b) arranges, organises, or procures the reception, concealment, or harbouring in New Zealand or any other State of a person, knowing that the person's entry into New Zealand or that State was arranged by 1 or more acts of coercion against the person, 1 or more acts of deception of the person, or both.

(2) The penalty is imprisonment for a term not exceeding 20 years, a fine not exceeding $500,000, or both.

(3) Proceedings may be brought under this section even if the person coerced or deceived—

(a) did not in fact enter the State concerned; or (as the case may be)

(b) was not in fact received, concealed, or harboured in the State concerned.

(4) Proceedings may be brought under this section even if parts of the process by which the person coerced or deceived was brought or came to or towards the State concerned were accomplished without an act of coercion or deception.

102 Corruption and bribery of Minister of the Crown

(1) Every Minister of the Crown or member of the Executive Council is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years who corruptly accepts or obtains, or agrees or offers to accept or attempts to obtain, any bribe for himself or any other person in respect of any act done or omitted, or to be done or omitted, by him in his capacity as a Minister or member of the Executive Council.

(2) Every one is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years who corruptly gives or offers or agrees to give any bribe to any person with intent to influence any Minister of the Crown or member of the Executive Council in respect of any act or omission by him in his capacity as a Minister or member of the Executive Council.

(3) No one shall be prosecuted for an offence against this section without the leave of a Judge of the High Court. Notice of the intention to apply for such leave shall be given to the person whom it is intended to prosecute, and he shall have an opportunity of being heard against the application.

Sources
http://www.stuff.co.nz/nationa...
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/n...
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/n...
http://www.investigatemagazine...
http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/tag/...


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"The Vanishing Jury in New Zealand"

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Why aren't Politicians facing Juries?

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Why is this trial heard without a jury? Is it because politicians are contributing players?

Why aren't politicians facing more charges?

Becuase all sides of the camps are so up to their necks in shady deals that they would literally destroy each other.

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