Akfinans Bank | If the truth cannot be silenced then deport it!

Akfinans Bank | If the truth cannot be silenced then deport it!It would seem that the bank and their legal team have now decided that since the truth cannot be totally silenced, deporting it would be a good idea. Who on earth advised them that this was a good plan? The legal team must be laughing all the way to the bank; I just hope they are re-investing the fees they are earning from the bank, with the same bank. I would be surprised if the legal team acting for the bank have time to act for any other client.

A good plan to my mind would be to find a solution and start a damage control exercise. I have to rely on what I read on the various forums coming out of the TRNC and in doing so realise I must then use a lot of common sense in sorting the wheat from the chaff.

It is extraordinary that a law designed to protect the banking industry from unfair, untrue and unjustified criticism that could lead to a potential ‘run’ on a bank is being brought into play in this case. I see absolutely no evidence that this could happen or indeed would happen because of anything said by any newspaper or forum I have read. That being so, why then has the bank, through their lawyers, suddenly gone so public after being so quiet for the preceding couple of years? It seems almost overkill; in their attempt to justify the unjustifiable they want a 66 year old woman deported. A more amateurish attempt to besmirch her character, I have yet to see. Turning her into a Greek sympathiser smacks of desperation, if that were so then surely there would be lots of evidence to support this allegation. All I have ever read is of Ms Read professing her love of the country and the people. I recollect reading somewhere that she was calling for the end of embargoes and recognition for the TRNC. This sort of comment certainly would not come from someone who is pro Greek Cypriot.

Setting all the various bodies on this woman seems like taking a sledge hammer to crack a nut. I have seen various photographs of Ms Read and she certainly does not look like a Mata Hari to me, more like Grannie Grove with a touch of Ena Sharples thrown in.

I think the time has come for all concerned to stand back and ask themselves, where is this going to end and is all the potential damage to the credibility of the TRNC worth it?

Peter Wright

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