The bothan who was a controversial figure in New Alderaan politics emerged out of obscurity to deliver his statement to GNW headquarters through a holocom address
**The figure of the Bothan in an old military uniform appears**
“Citizens of the Galactic Republic, it is indeed tragic that in this era of enlightenment and democratic values” **taps the holocom** “This thing working?” **resumes his speech** “..in this era of enlightenment.. oh I said that part” **looks straight at the camera**
“My friends, at the end of the day, aren’t we all the same? It distresses me that our Togrutan friends who come to New Alderaan in search of a better life, are subjected to so many hardships, suspected as criminals right from the start when they contribute so much to our economy by mining valuable ore that brings revenue to the Galactic Republic”
“And so I have drafted a proposal to the Galactic Republic Senate to formulate a Galactic Mining Consortium which will safeguard the rights of miners throughout the Galaxy irrespective of species, race, creed or status”
**pauses for dramatic effect**
“Now is the time to stand together and work for the betterment of the Galaxy, Long Live the Galactic Republic!”
The normally outspoken Bothan declined to provide any further comments saying all will be revealed soon. The Galactic Senate Chairman and Senators were unavailable for comment at the time of this story but stay tuned to GNW as we will bring you all updates on this breaking story in due course.