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UK govt defends Murdoch ties as scandal spirals

Staff Correspondent :  Britain’s Conservative-led government denied Saturday that it was too close to Rupert Murdoch’s scandal-hit media empire, as the mogul apologized for phone hacking by one of his tabloids in full-page newspaper ads across the country. Government records show that Prime Minister David Cameron had scores of meetings with media executives in the past year, including more than 20 with Murdoch employees.

Rupert Murdoch’s son James, his former British lieutenant Rebekah Brooks and ex-News of the World editor Andy Coulson also all stayed at the prime minister’s country home, Chequers. Coulson’s stay in March came two months after he resigned as Cameron’s communications chief amid the spiraling phone hacking and police bribery scandal. Coulson was arrested in the scandal last week. Critics said the invitation showed poor judgment on Cameron’s part. But Foreign Secretary William Hague said Saturday he was not embarrassed “in any way” by the government’s relationship with Murdoch executives

“It’s not surprising that in a democratic country there is some contact between leaders” and media chiefs, he told the BBC, “I’m not embarrassed by it in any way, but there is something wrong here in this country and it must be put right,” Hague said. “It’s been acknowledged by the prime minister and I think that’s the right attitude to take.

” Cameron acknowledged last week that the relationship between politicians, the media and the police in Britain had grown too cozy and must be changed. Hague said Cameron had invited Coulson to Chequers “to thank him for his work, he’s worked for him for several years, that is a normal, human thing to do.”

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আবদুল্লাহ বঙ্গবন্ধুর আদর্শের পরীক্ষিত সৈনিক ছিলেন: প্রধানমন্ত্রী

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