Minister of National Security Stuart Young said yesterday he had no issue with his testimony before a Joint Select Committee on National Security being broadcast live.
Young appeared before the committee on Wednesday, in relation to statements he made during a post-Cabinet briefing two weeks ago which suggested that certain persons were orchestrating crimes for their own gains.
This prompted a response from the United National Congress which distanced themselves from such actions, while Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal called for Young to go before the Committee.
The committee hearing was held in camera, as Young revealed that the committee felt such matters of National Security were sensitive.
“I went, I was requested by the Joint Select Committee on National Security, to attend, to assist as a member of Parliament and more so as Minister of National Security, I did so. I spent approximately two hours before the committee. I provided that committee with why it is I said what I said on 16th of January right here in this room at a post-Cabinet conference. And for everything that I said it was supported by documentation and reports in my possession, “ said Young.
“I had absolutely no problem with my testimony going live as opposed to being done in camera,” he said during yesterday’s post-Cabinet press briefing.
Young revealed that he was questioned not only about his statements two weeks ago but other statements he had made over the course of the year.
“I put down markers and I reminded the committee of that. Since February of last year, August of last year, October of last year November and December of last year and again January of this year,” said Young.