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Journalist shoved as PM refuses to answer questions on Azan's reinstatement

Published:Thursday | November 21, 2013 | 2:35 PM

Jermaine Francis, Gleaner Writer



Television Jamaica reporter Vashan Brown was today shoved by members of the Prime Minister's security detail as he asked her about the reinstatement of Richard Azan as junior transport and works minister.




The Prime Minister had just delivered the keynote address at the dedication of a water and sewer project in Rose Town, Kingston, when she was approached by the reporter.



The Prime Minister initially told the reporter that Azan was not guilty of any crime before saying she would not address the matter because that was not the place for it.



She then walked off prompting the intervention of the security detail who shoved the reporter who was continuing to press the Prime Minister for answers.



Azan was forced to resign earlier this year for sanctioning the illegal construction of shops in the Spaldings Market controversy.



However, last Thursday he was returned to his previous Government position.



Since then there have been mounting calls for Azan to step down, with the Opposition saying it is considering an appropriate measure of protest.



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