Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said yesterday that she did not know that the appointment of Police Service Commission Chairman Nizam Mohammed was not revoked. The PM spoke during the tea break in Parliament, shortly after Mohammed told the media after his meeting with President George Maxwell Richards that he was staying. Mohammed said his appointment was not revoked and that he has not resigned. He said there are to be more talks on the matter.
Asked for a response, Persad-Bissessar replied: "I don't know...He went to the President and I have not have had any discussions with the President on the meeting. "I would prefer to have some official word from His Excellency...It would not be appropriate to comment at this time," she said. Last Monday, the PM strongly condemned Mohammed's remarks at a recent Joint Select Committee meeting in Parliament that there are not enough Indians in the upper echelons of the Police Service. (YB)