Minister reprimands deputy over “go to Poland for cheaper data” comment

The minister of industry and trade, Jan Mládek, has reprimanded his deputy Lubomír Bokštefl over a comment he made on internet charges. In an online debate with readers of the news website Aktuálně.cz he told one person to “go to Poland” if they wanted Polish rates for mobile data. The Czech Republic has relatively high charges. The comment prompted a storm of condemnation from both opposition and government politicians. Mr. Mládek also dismissed the head of the minister’s communications team, Roman Prorok, over the matter.

Author: Ian Willoughby