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Ex-Estonian PM resigns over sexual assault allegations in M’sia
Published:  Oct 13, 2017 9:57 AM
Updated: 10:40 AM

A former prime minister of Estonia has resigned from his post as the vice-president of the Estonian parliament following allegations of sexual assault while in Malaysia.

Estonian media reported yesterday that multiple cases of assault, ranging from verbal to physical, allegedly took place at a bar in a Kuala Lumpur hotel where Taavi Roivas and his 37-member trade delegation visited on Sept 21.

Roivas told Estonian portal err.ee today that he will resign following the allegations.

“I don’t really know if this is enough to resign, but I think that beyond someone getting hurt, if this is turning into such a big scandal that it affects my colleagues then to me this resignation isn’t painful. I’m doing this to spare others.

“You have to be ready to accept political responsibility also when you feel that you’ve done something that goes against the ethics of people as well as yourself,” Roivas told the portal...

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