Don’t get upset, but Russel is right. ¬†But he doesn’t go far enough.
The Prime Minister John Key says he won’t reveal the name given to him as the identity of the hacker known as Rawshark, and won’t pass it on to police.
“In the end if the individual who told me wants to tell the police they are welcome to do that,” Mr Key said at a media conference today.
In a new chapter in John Key: Portrait of a Prime Minister, devoted to this year’s election campaign, Mr Key is quoted as saying: “Someone phoned and told me who the hacker was, but other than having a look at this person, I thought, ‘Oh well … nothing will come of it. Life goes on’.”
Mr Key said today he had learned from the Teapot Tapes scandal in 2011.
“I could spend my life worrying about people who undertake activities to try to discredit the government but at the end of the day it doesn’t take you anywhere.” Read more »