Zealand MP quits over info leak

Wellington, July 8

A New Zealand politician has resigned after admitting he leaked the names of Covid sufferers to the media.

Conservative opposition lawmaker Hamish Walker mentioned Wednesday he was sorry for his actions and withdrawing his candidacy for the September common election in a seat he was anticipated to win.

Walker despatched the main points of 18 sufferers to information shops on situation he remained nameless. He mentioned he was exposing a “significant privacy issue” for the federal government as a result of the affected person names weren’t password secured.

But information organisations mentioned he’d given them the knowledge to refute claims he was racist, after he’d earlier mentioned that energetic circumstances had been coming from India, Pakistan and South Korea. — AP

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