Min­is­ter re­signs over drink driv­ing

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Swe­den’s youngest-ever min­is­ter, who came to the coun­try as a refugee from Bos­nia, an­nounced her res­ig­na­tion af­ter be­ing caught driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol. Aida Hadzialic, 29, min­is­ter for sec­ondary and adult ed­u­ca­tion, re­vealed that she had been stopped by po­lice in the south­ern city of Malmo. Tests showed she had an al­co­hol level of 0.2 grams per litre of blood – just the level con­sid­ered an of­fence in Swe­den. “That was the big­gest mis­take of my life ... I will take re­spon­si­bil­ity. I an­nounce my in­ten­tion to re­sign from my min­is­te­rial post,” an emo­tional Ms Hadzialic told a press con­fer­ence at govern­ment head­quar­ters.

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