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Guyana official apologizes after threatening activist

Guyana health minister apologizes after threatening to have activist stripped

Guyana official apologizes after threatening activist

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) -- Guyana's health minister is apologizing after an expletive-laced outburst at a social rights activist whom he threatened to have government supporters strip naked.

Bheri Ramsarran says he lost his temper when Sherlina Nageer repeatedly interrupted as reporters were interviewing him after a political event in the South American country.

Nageer had asked the minister why he was at Monday's activity instead of working to improve Guyana's health care system.

A recording of his outburst was posted on social media, prompting widespread criticism. Ramsarran said Tuesday he regrets using what he called "harsh words."

Updated : 2021-09-21 06:42 GMT+08:00