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Wednesday 1 February 2017 | Published in Letters to the Editor

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WHEN IT was announced earlier this month by PM Puna that government had decided to select an Australian citizen, former Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Denis McDermott, and retired former Cook Islands Police Commissioner Tevai Matapo, to be their two-man team to head a Commission of Inquiry into last year’s shooting incident, my first thought was that this was simply not good enough.

WHEN IT was announced earlier this month by PM Puna that government had decided to select an Australian citizen, former Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Denis McDermott, and retired former Cook Islands Police Commissioner Tevai Matapo, to be their two-man team to head a Commission of Inquiry into last year’s shooting incident, my first thought was that this was simply not good enough.


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