Overseas junkets

Kompas – May 19, 2014
Overseas junkets

Lawmakers, whose terms will end in October, are making sure that the whopping US$26 million budgeted by the House in 2013 for overseas junkets doesn’t go to waste, with three groups of lawmakers visiting New Zealand in April and May to conduct so-called ‘comparative studies’ to gather information related to legislation (one group will visit the NZ parliament while it is in recess), which critics say can easily be obtained from the internet