Friday, March 21, 2014

Yet another request to Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, for 2008 MOU

Dear Minister

I have tried, in my letter (attached) to make this as simple as possible.

"Do the parents of children removed by an AusAID approved NGO have the right to be supplied with documents (MOUs, contracts, agreements) relating to that removal?" 

For the past five years the answer seems to have been 'no'.

At present it is me who is looking at a possible prison sentence for asking this question and for suggesting that Rosa and Chita were illegally removed by the church. 

Unless the 2008 MOU gave Citipointe the right to remove children from their families without reason, it is Pastor Leigh Ramsey who should be facing Cambodian courts, not me.

best wishes

The Hon Julie Bishop MP
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Parliament House

21st March 2014

Dear Minister

Could you please ask Citipointe and the Global Development Group to produce the memorandum of understanding (MOU) the church entered into with the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2008.

This document will, once and for all, reveal whether Citipointe’s removal of Rosa and Chita in 2008 was legal or not in accordance with Cambodian law between July 2008 and Nov 2009 when Citipopitne entered into an MOU with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

If Citipointe and the Global Development Group refuse to supply a copies of either of these MOUs  to Chanti and Chhork, (as has been the case this past five years) could you please ask them to explain why?

Please, Minister, this is not a time for the intervention of a Spin Doctor. The 2008 MOU either exists or it does not. If it exists and it did not give Citipointe permission to remove children from their families, there are lots of questions that need to be asked.

best wishes

James Ricket

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