28 May 2015
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Philip Li Ching Hum is one of the rare Sino-Mauritians who, in spite of very good university degrees, did not leave the country to find a better place abroad. As a true patriot, he invests himself in social work trying to help his neighbour, whatever his class or creed. He is a good observer of our society and never spares a moment at commenting on things as they are, especially when he feels that there is injustice. News On Sunday thinks it fit that he gives his views on the local Chinese community- their apprehensions, wishes and hopes.
Prithvirajsing Roopun is the new Minister of Social Integration and Economic Empowerment following the December 2014 General Elections. He was elected in Constituency No 9 – Flacq/Bon Accueil. He is a practising Attorney and this is his third mandate at the National Assembly since he joined politics in 1995. He served as Deputy Government Chief Whip in the year 2000, Minister of Local Government in 2005 and Deputy Speaker in 2010. News on Sunday wants to know of his priorities as new Minister of Social Integration and how he is going to fulfill the agenda of the government in line with the announcement of the Prime Minister that there will be a Marshall Plan on poverty.
Australia has supported Mauritius through many projects in the past and intends to pursue in the same vein. On Australia Day, celebrated on Monday 26 January, the High Commissioner Susan Coles highlights various sectors where Mauritians can do business in Australia. She also mentions the possibility of migration.
Mahen Seeruttun is the new Minister of Agro Industry. He contributed actively as a member of the MSM with questions raised and comments made in relation to Agriculture and national development at the National Assembly since 2010. He is a qualified accountant, trained in London in the late 80’s and early 90’s and is also a holder of an MBA in Finance. On his return to Mauritius, he joined the audit firm DCDM (now BDO) and afterwards spent some 15 years at the MSIRI as head of Administration and Finance. This is where he had the opportunity to work closely with all the stakeholders of the sugar industry.
There are only few options, says Dr Chandan Jankee, Associate Professor and economist, for any government to mobilise resources for fulfilling electoral promises and implementing its economic and social agenda. In an interview with News on Sunday, he points out that this can be achieved by reducing government expenditure and increasing both tax and non-tax revenues. Or simply by borrowing and through sales of government assets…Moreover, he emphasises on the creation of jobs in the public sector.
First Director of the National Audit Organisation, former Minister and former President of the National Empowerment Foundation (NEF), Kadress Pillay denies that he has been a political nominee. “Just because I was in the Labour Party and I was the President of the NEF does not make me a political nominee. I was called upon to take this responsibility solely on my competencies and experience,” explains Kadress Pillay.
Professor Sheila Bunwaree, who is the leader of Parti Sociale Justice, provides a post-election explanation to the readers of News On Sunday. She is quite satisfied of her performance in Constituency No.20 
Xavier-Luc Duval, leader of the Parti Mauricien Social Democrate (PMSD), has been in government for the past nine years in coalition with Navin Ramgoolam’s Labour Party. Last September, he resigned as the Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, and joined the Mouvement Socialist Militant (MSM) and Muvman Liberater (ML) to form Alliance Lepep.
He has been the Minister of Education since 13 September 2008 until he resigned on 12 November 2014. He held the office of Minister of Finance from November 1996 to September 2000 and also Minister of Labour from 2005 to 2008.  
Former Minister of Justice, Razack Peeroo has made his comeback in politics after his withdrawal in 2000. Speaker of the National Assembly since July 2012, Mr Peeroo is now candidate of the Labour-MMM alliance in Constituency No2 (Port Louis South/Port Louis Centre). Razack Peeroo was first elected in 1976 as member of the ‘Comité d’Action Musulman’ (CAM) in Constituency No15 (La Caverne/Phoenix). 
Ajay Gunness, treasurer of the MMM, is candidate for the Labour- MMM alliance in constituency No10 (Montagne Blanche/Grand River South East).  Minister of Public Infrastructure in 2005, Ajay Gunness says that the electoral campaign is going on very well.
Ivan Collendavelloo is a well-known personality in Mauritian politics. Barrister-at-law, he ended his long adherence with the Mouvement Militant Mauricien (MMM) when the party forged an alliance with the Labour Party. Living up to his principles, he founded Muvman Liberater (ML) and became one of the pillars of Alliance Lepep. He is standing as candidate against his former leader Paul Bérenger in the stronghold of his former party, Constituency No 19 (Stanley/Rose Hill).
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