Senior Government Aide May Face Investigation

The Parliamentary ombudsman is deliberating whether or not to review senior government aide, Lars Danielsson in connection with information Danielsson provided to the commission of inquiry investigating the handling of the 2004 tsunami disaster.

Information he provided on who he contacted on Boxing Day, contradicts his later statements to the constitutional hearings in parliament.

The ombudsman told newspaper Svenska Dagbladet that it is of course noteworthy if a civil servant intentionally doesn’t tell the truth. He says of course he is considering a review but is as yet undecided on whether or not to undertake one.

And the Swedish Parliament’s Committee on the Constitution has lifted the classified status on recipients of outgoing emails from the Department of Defence after the tsunami.