It is clear in this photo that something has terribly gone wrong with the Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance, Zhivargo Laing. Questions again came from MP Frank Smith for Laing to come clean with his involvement in the reduction of government taxes paid on Mona-vie Drink by one of his relatives. The brewing scandal by the #2 man in the Ingraham Finance Ministry is now stirring national attention. Laing was invisible as the Ingraham Government presented its historic mid-term budget report on last week. Below are photos taken back in June of 2007, when the government presented its first budget to Parliament. Then Laing was seen holding the ‘red briefcase’ and was the centre of attention during that presentation. However, (in photo above) last week’s mid-term budget walk from the Cabinet office to the Parliament, Zhivargo Laing was almost invisible and the Prime Minister was seen holding his own ‘red briefcase’. As Laing was faded in the distance. One would also notice Minister Laing was not allowed to second the mid-term budget review. Laing also did seconded the 2007/2008 budget in June last year. A picture tell a thousand words and once again here are photos that you would not see captured together in the daily newspaper. We simply ask, what has happened to the junior minister?