PPP calls pirate attack act of “terrorism”

General Secretary of the PPP, Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo and Member of Parliament Anil Nandlall met in Paramaribo, Suriname with hundreds of Guyanese, including the families of those who perished at the hands of pirates recently. Also in attendance were several survivors of these ordeals on Saturday.

The Leader of Opposition expressed condolences on behalf of the PPP to families and relatives of those who perished and expressed the Party’s solidarity to all those affected by the tragedy.

He described these attacks as acts of terrorism and called upon both the Government of Guyana and Suriname to work collaboratively and swiftly in addressing these horrific incidents fully and comprehensively. He urged that the full force of the law be used to bring the perpetrators to justice. He emphasized that these are exceptionally criminal acts which require an exceptional response from the Government of Guyana and not the lukewarm, run-of -the mill approach, thus far, adopted.

The Opposition Leader also committed that the PPP will do all that it can, both in and out of Parliament, to assist , including working with the Government to bring reprieve to this situation.

Mr Nandlall, who spoke also condemned the horrendous attacks and pointed out that these are appropriate cases for Government to use “special prosecutors” to prosecute those charged in an effort to secure convictions.

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