George Angene

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George Maggie Angene is a Cook Islands politician and member of the Cook Islands Parliament. He is a former member of the Cook Islands Party.

Angene is a former criminal who has served time in prison and describes himself as "one of the biggest criminals on Rarotonga".[1]

He became infamous in Rarotonga when he in 1992 set fire to the building block encompassing Ministry of Justice, Cook Islands Post Office and Telecom which were all badly damaged. Angene was sentenced to 13 years jail for arson but paroled and released in 1999.

He was selected as Cook Islands Party candidate for Tupapa-Maraerenga in a public runoff,[1] and subsequently won the seat in the 2010 election.

In May 2014 Angene was expelled from the CIP after publicly refusing to back the party's position on superannuation.[2] He plans to stand instead for the One Cook Islands Movement.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bad boy bolts in". Cook Islands News. 2010-04-09. Retrieved 2010-11-19. 
  2. ^ "Cook Islands MP sacked for not supporting taxing pensioners". Radio New Zealand International. 2014-05-06. Retrieved 2014-05-06.