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Al Miller, national hero?

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2012 | 12:00 AM

We wouldn't be surprised, if, should he not be so named in the Independence honours list, the Rev Al Miller appoints himself national hero and turns up at King's House in October to be appropriately vested.

Rev Miller, it is recalled, was arrested in 2010, in the company of then fugitive Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, who he was reported to have been transporting to the United States Embassy for extradition. Rev Miller is before the court for his action. We do not comment on the likely outcome.

But Al Miller has characterised his alleged behaviour in the Coke incident as doing what was necessary for "resolving a national crisis".

He added: "I maintain I did only what was within my right and absolutely essential for a nation in crisis to find its way out."

Such heroism must be appropriately acknowledged and rewarded by the State. But then, Rev Miller may have responded to a higher order.

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