In this report, The Kochi Post analyses the foreign trips undertaken by the Ministers of the previous UDF government in Kerala. The Ministers went on as many as 205 foreign trips during the government’s 5-year-term.
M.K. Muneer tops the list by taking 32 trips abroad when he was Minister of Social Welfare and Panchayat in the Oommen Chandy-led UDF government. Of his trips, 27 were personal ones. His official trips were to the UAE, South Africa, China and Dubai.
Former Labour Minister Shibu Baby John is next on the list. He has been on 27 foreign visits, while serving as a Minister. He has been on 12 official visits to countries including Singapore, Germany, South Africa and The Netherlands.