Thursday 27 February, 2020

Devant Maharaj condemned for giving out PM's phone number

Opposition member Devant Maharaj is being condemned for giving out the Prime Minister's phone number on Twitter.

In a release, Communications Minister Stuart Young said Maharaj has once again engaged in irresponsible, deplorable and destructive behaviour designed to destabilise the good governance of Trinidad and Tobago.

"The publication by Devant Maharaj of the personal contact information of the Honourable Prime Minister is an all-time low and worthy of criminal investigation. He has continued inciting people to use the Prime Minister’s information to, at a minimum, harass the Prime Minister and at a maximum, expose him to harm," the release said. 

"He has also today (08.12.18) been circulating calls for protest action in a way which is worthy of criminal investigation and may qualify as the serious crime of sedition."

Maharaj has been urging citizens to flood Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley with complaints about the Galleons Passage.

In a Twitter post he said: "Call Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley at 3** **** if you are unhappy with the collapse of the sea bridge and wastage of the money spent on the Galleons Passage without any procurement process?"

In another post, he said : "Rowley since I shared his cell phone number asking citizens to call with complaints on the Galleons Passage have flooded him with calls!"

"It is plainly wrong and even dangerous to circulate, publicly, the private information of any citizen, and that includes, public officers. This action by Devant Maharaj is condemned and should be rejected by all civic-minded citizens of Trinidad and Tobago," Young said. 



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