The statement M.J. Akbar ought to have released on the #MeToo allegations

After flitting around various parts of west Africa for a week, M.J. Akbar, the “junior minister” for external affairs caught in the #MeToo maelstrom, has returned and issued a boilerplate denial of the charges levelled against him by a dozen or so women.

This is the statement, Akbar ought to have considered:

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Unlike this one: