“I’m feeling OK. I’m doing good,” President Surangel S. Whipps, Jr. responded to reporters at Wednesday morning’s press briefing at the Satellite Office in Meyuns. He thanked everyone for their thoughts and prayers as he went to Taiwan for a medical follow-up.

Among the discussions raised by media was private sector employees’ wages.

President Whipps reiterated that “it’s time” for private sector workers’ wages to be increased following that of most government employees.

There are two bills at the Olbiil Era Kelulau that would do just that; one in the House and one in the Senate.

“Let’s put it on the floor and vote,” the President said, noting that the OEK passed legislation increasing wages for government employees and they now have it in their power to do the same for the private sector employees. “We need action (on the legislation) … and it would be a very good Christmas present.”

The President was joined for the briefing by Vice President J. Uduch Senior and three

Ministers, Minister Tmetuchl, Mr. Uherbelau and Minister Jenkins.

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