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Al-Rawi alarmed over Jack’s death threat talk
Opposition Senator Faris Al-Rawi is alarmed, startled and deeply concerned that National Security Minister Jack Warner “continues to delve into information” which Al-Rawi thinks he is not properly entitled to delve into. Al-Rawi was responding to Warner’s revelation that Opposition Leader Keith Rowley had received a death threat and police were investigating it.
He said so during an interview after yesterday’s panel discussion, titled Section 34: Dealing With The Issues, at the University of the West Indies’ St Augustine Campus. On Monday Warner revealed the death threat while addressing a crowd at the basketball court, Trou Macaque, Laventille. Al-Rawi said: “Dr Rowley certainly has not made public the fact that death threats had been made against him.”
“The Minister of National Security is not the police in Trinidad and Tobago and I have no idea why he purports to have jurisdiction to speak to that.” Al-Rawi said he could not understand what Warner’s motives could be for informing the national community. He added: “It isn’t as if Dr Rowley called a state of emergency, alleged that there were assassination attempts and then called the whole army out to guard a single place.”
Al-Rawi said the police were in the midst of an investigation and he would not comment further on it but added he continued to stand amazed and shocked at Warner’s frequent utterances on things that Al-Rawi did not think were in his domain. Last year, it was reported that Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar as well as four of her Cabinet members had received death threats. The perpetrators have not yet been apprehended.
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