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Guyana government rejects opposition accusations of wiretapping
Published on January 2, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

By Caribbean News Now contributor

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Head of the Presidential Secretariat in Guyana, Dr Roger Luncheon, at his weekly post-Cabinet press briefing on Tuesday, rejected accusations of wiretapping made by Khemraj Ramjattan, leader of the opposition coalition member party Alliance for Change (AFC).

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Khemraj Ramjattan, leader of the Alliance for Change (AFC)
The accusation by Ramjattan of wiretapping came after minister of housing and water, Irfaan Ali, stated that he would enquire from the telephone company whether a recording of a conversation on December 23 could be obtained, during which Ramjattan reportedly verbally abused a secretary attached to the housing ministry.

Luncheon clarified that, since the enactment of the relevant legislation and the commencement order, there has been no authorised wiretapping of any phone belonging of any politician or individuals.

The focus of the legislation on wiretapping continues to be exclusively on the investigation of crimes, Luncheon said.

Luncheon added that Ramjattan need not worry about the government giving instructions to the telecommunications service providers to conduct any unauthorised wiretapping of his phone or that of any other individual.
 
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