The Ministry of Interior’s attention has been drawn to a news item making rounds on social media which is alleging that, the Ministry will be enforcing a new Communications Regulation which will entail surveillance of calls and social media platforms by the Ministry of Interior, said a press release issued by Minister Mai Fatty.

“The Ministry wishes to emphatically state that there is no such new communication regulation and thus, call on the general public to disregard the news, the news release added.

The Ministry, the statement went on, wishes to assure the general public that, no one’s communication device, be it mobile hand device, Personal Computer etc. is connected to any system at the Ministry of the Interior.

In as much as the safety, peace and security of citizens is our primary concern, Minister Fatty said “we will not do anything tantamount to the invasion of the privacy of citizenry and an affront on the respect of the fundamental human rights of the citizenry.”

“The Ministry therefore, wish to state emphatically and unambiguously that, the news item is false and should be disregarded by the general public. The Ministry takes the opportunity to wish the general public a happy Easter celebrations. Thank you,” the statement concluded.

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