Governor refers employee to investigation for complimenting Mubarak

New Valley Governor Tarek al-Mahdy has referred an employee of the Kharga City Council to investigation after he praised ousted President Hosni Mubarak in a conference to the chagrin of the audience.

“I hope Mubarak would come back. Without him, those units would not have been built,” the employee said while presenting a housing project for youth during the conference. He was taken out of the room.

Mubarak awaits a verdict on 2 June in charges of ordering the killing of demonstrators during the January protests that forced him to step down after 30 years in power.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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