Family of Manmeet meets Queensland Premier Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk
Late Manmeet Alisher’s family had an opportunity to meet with Queensland Premier Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP on Wed 4 May 2017 at her office, along with ministers and Queensland Government officials.
Manmeet’s father Mr Ram Sarup Sharma, Mother Mrs Krishna Devi, Brother Mr Amit Sharma and family friend Winnerjit Singh from India attended the meeting. The family expressed their gratitude for her and the Queensland Government for their valuable time and support in this very hard time. They have discussed the Manmeet Alisher case as well as issues around safety and security in general.
Multicultural Minister Grace Grace has released a statement as follows:
“The Premier was honoured to meet with the family of the late Manmeet Sharma this week, along with other senior Cabinet Ministers. I was also pleased to attend this meeting with Health Minister Cameron Dick and Main Roads Minister and Member for Yeerongpilly Mark Bailey. The Premier has shown great leadership in reaching out to Brisbane’s Indian community following Manmeet’s tragic death. My heart also goes out to the Sharma family, and I want to assure them the Palaszczuk Government will provide them with all the support we can. Our government values Brisbane’s Indian community, which helps to make Queensland a vibrant and successful multicultural place. I’ll continue to work closely with the local Indian community as we continue our efforts to build a more inclusive Queensland.”
Manmeet’s family thanked Mr Palani Thevar, the President of Federation of Indian Communities of Queensland Inc. (FICQ) for organising the meeting with the Queensland Premier Palaszczuk.
At the time of meeting with Premier, Minister Dick, Minister Bailey, Minister Grace, Dave Stewart, Director-General, DPC, Kirby Anderson, and Greg Fowler, Office of the Premier were present.
In addition, the family has been accompanied by Mr. Har Bhagavan Sharma (uncle of Manmeet), Cr. Angela Owen, Councillor for Calamvale and Chairman of Council, Brisbane City Council, Mr Palani Thevar, President, The Federation of Indian Communities of Queensland Inc. (FICQ). Mrs. Gurpreet Singh (Family friend). Meeting with the Premier assisted the family to feel comfortable and get little more assurance for justice to Manmeet.
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Source: Community Sources