Prime Minister Scott Morrison has changed his mind and got back to work amid worsening situation with the bushfires in Australia. The top official cut short a Hawaii holiday, which caused widespread criticism and #WhereIsScomo movement on social media.
A barrage of criticism for vacationing while PM Morrison’s country battles an unprecedented bushfire crisis made him back to the work, MalayMail reports on Friday. He expressed regret for the family vac as two volunteer firefighters were killed.
In Australia, the bushfire season is getting worse, so, PM’s vacations is the least thing he could do while millions of people in Sydney choked on toxic smoke. Australian firefighters record heatwave exacerbated dozens of out-of-control blazes.
“I deeply regret any offence caused to any of the many Australians affected by the terrible bushfires by my taking leave with family at this time,” Morrison said on Friday.
The most recent tragic events such as the death of two young Australians who fought the bushfires, Geoffrey Keating and Andrew O’Dwyer, became the clear signal for Morrison to end his Hawaiian vacations.
A state of emergency was declared in New South Wales yesterday because of the “catastrophic” conditions. Meanwhile, the meteorologists warned that in some parts of Australia, the temperature neared unbelievable 50 Celsius degrees.
On Friday, Scott Morrison apologized for his vacation and urged Australian to be more attentive. Earlier, the Australian PM has thrown an extra $11 million at aerial firefighting efforts after coming under immense pressure to respond to the New South Wales, the most populous state, bushfire crisis.