Moonilal accuses Mitchell of attempting to muzzle media

Opposition MP Dr Roodal Moonilal is taking issue with his predecessor in the Housing Ministry, Randall Mitchell, accusing him of attempting to muzzle the media.

He is calling moves to serve host Phillip Alexander with a legal letter as extraordinary and treacherous.

He says Mitchell must publicly explain why he took the unprecedented move and is describing the development as dangerous saying it's intended to scare and intimidate citizens from exercising their constitutionally-entrenched right to freedom of expression.

Dr Moonilal says the move seeks to undermine the legitimate role of the media to scrutinise public officials and hold them accountable in their duties, the proper use of funds under their watch and appropriate personal conduct.

 

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