Dismay At Indonesian Executions

by Desk Editor on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 — 2:13 PM

When Parliament resumed at 2pm a motion regarding the recent executions in Indonesia was passed on a voice vote.

Foreign Minister Murray McCully moved the motion expressing dismay at the executions that took place in Indonesia overnight despite the protestations of Australia and others, and calling on the Indonesian Government to rethink its policy on capital punishment.

The motion read as follows:

“I move, That this House … express its dismay at the executions carried out today by Indonesian authorities, despite the vigorous representations on behalf of the condemned prisoners by Australia and other governments, reiterate its condemnation of the death penalty in all cases, and strongly urge the Government of Indonesia to reconsider its use of the death penalty”.

A petition was presented asking the House to conduct an inquiry into the way the Wellington council amalgamation recommendations were decided upon.

The Auditor-General’s report “Auckland Council: How it deals with building consents” was presented as were two reports on trips by parliamentary delegations.

MPs then began Question Time.

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