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Sniffing allegations: Opposition accuses Mauritius PM of ‘High Treason”

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Sniffing allegations: Opposition accuses Mauritius PM of 'High Treason"

The allegations of ex-Mauritius Telecom CEO Sherry Singh against PM Pravind Jugnauth have sent shockwaves on the island.

Inevitably, the opposition parties have all reacted forcefully, some accusing Jugnauth, if allegations are true, of “high treason”.

Singh resigned last week allegedly in defiance to Jugnauth’s demand to allow a foreign third party to monitor (sniff) the island’s internet traffic.

L’Express explained that the “spy software” would have allowed the government to monitor the content of emails and other software used by political opponents but also business operators.

Jugnauth rebutted the claim, urging Singh to file a police statement.

According to media reports, the Labour Party, the MMM and the PMSD met on Monday – the main focus being the need to exercise pressure on Police authorities to open an inquiry on the allegations.

“Faced with such allegations, the Police Commissioner must either act or resign. The Labour Party will do everything to bring a case against the CP to push him to act,” Shakeel Mohamed told Defi Media.

He added that it is urgent that the parliamentary and extra-parliamentary opposition, civil society and other civil rights platforms meet to wage the “common battle”.

“Sherry Singh demonstrated last Friday that he is a citizen who is fed up with this system of governance. He must also join this fight,” the MP said.

According to the opposition, everything seems to indicate that Sherry Singh has significant ammunition to bring down the government.”

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