Catastrophe Commission looks to security guards

Security guards on duty at Rosenbad at the time of the 2004 tsunami catastrophe are to be permitted by Government Offices of Sweden to temporarily break their vow of professional secrecy.

This will allow the guards to answer questions from the Catastrophe Commission as to whether Göran Persson’s former aide Lars Danielsson went to his office on December 26th as he has claimed.

A decision was made at the end of January 2007 to reestablish the commission set up to examine the governments actions, and lack thereof, after news of the south Asian tsunami reached Sweden.

Commission chairman Johan Hirschfeldt requested a renewed investigation after security copies of government e-mail traffic from the crucial days following the disaster were found in the cellar of government offices.