4 Dec 2010

Wong case won't deter others standing for Parliament - community leader

1:06 pm on 4 December 2010

A Chinese community leader says he does not think Pansy Wong's difficult time in politics will deter other ethnic New Zealanders from standing for Parliament.

The National Party MP resigned from the Cabinet after admitting her international travel subsidy had been misused.

But a Parliamentary Service report indicates no systematic abuse of her taxpayer funded rebate.

Mrs Wong says she does not want her experience to put off other ethnic minorities from politics.

Chinese Association president Steven Young, says that won't happen.

He says members of the Chinese community will be pleased that Mrs Wong has largely been cleared of any wrong-doing. He hopes she will be reinstated to Cabinet.