Thursday 9 July, 2020

Kamla tells PM: Stop 'bullying' citizens

Opposition Leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Opposition Leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is accusing Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley of 'bullying' and 'harassing' citizens and business organisations.

It comes after the Prime Minister on Wednesday accused head of the T&T Chamber of Industry and Commerce Gabriel Faria of having an 'acid tongue' and attempting to sway voters.

In a statement on her Facebook on Thursday, the Opposition Leader expressed concern over the Prime Minister's statements.

"I note with tremendous concern Prime Minister Rowley’s ongoing, vicious and very dangerous personal and professional harassment and attacks on T&T’s citizens and business organisations. Only yesterday, he launched a scathing, and frankly very baffling, assault on TT Chamber of Commerce’s head, Mr Gabriel Faria."

"He recently similarly attacked heads of media conglomerates and unnamed “business interests” of what he called “the establishment”. Cabinet Ministers have also bullied reporters and demonized stranded nationals in Barbados who were begging to come home."

She further accused Dr Rowley of seeking to silence all dissenting views ahead of the upcoming general elections.

"PM Rowley’s infamous rage also seems to be in overdrive in the wake of the upcoming elections. Perhaps it’s because he knows that the population is patiently waiting to vote out his corrupt, dictatorial, failed Government. In the meantime, however, he would do well to “take a chill pill”, as the young people say, and stop bullying, harassing and attacking our citizens at once."

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