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PM gets threats after number goes viral

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is reporting he has been subjected to threatening behaviour after his personal number was posted and circulated on social media.

He accused former UNC minister Devant Maharaj of being responsible for releasing his number, adding because of the threats and abuse the Police Commissioner is now involved.

"As of Friday December 7th 2018, Mr Devant Maharaj of the UNC, obtained my telephone number and has maliciously published it in the widest possible way on social media and further he has encouraged and incited persons to harass and threaten me," the PM said in a statement released at about 6.30 this evening.

He apologised to the public he had to discontinue use of the number. He said he had used the number for private and public business since he assumed office.

Earlier, Communications Minister Staurt Young issued a statement condemning Maharaj's action as "irresponsible and dangerous" behaviour.

Devant Maharaj

In response, Maharaj told Newsday the bigger question is what does Dr Rowley have to hide, saying his phone bill is paid by taxpayers.

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