Tsunami Tapes Scandal Returns

The controversial Tsunami tapes are being investigated for a second time, according to Swedish newspaper, Svenska Dagbladet.

The Justice Ombudsman is looking into why a second top level government official refused to hand over to the newspaper tapes containing information on the previous government’s actions in the days following the 2004 disaster.

This comes as the second blow to the former Swedish government over the suspected cover-up of these tapes after another top level official was investigated back in 2005.

An email from the man being investigated, chief legal expert Bengt Nordqvist, shows how he tells other government heads to ‘make sure the knowledge of the tapes’ contents is kept within as small a circle as possible’.

All data traffic to and from governmental buildings, is recorded in Sweden, and by law, it must be made available for anyone to view.