Government spokesman George Petalotis on Tuesday rejected allegations made by protesting ministry of finance General Secretariat for Information Systems employees that they cannot publicize the “source of wealth” statements submitted by tax evaders because they have not been given such orders by the government.

“The identities of tax evaders are being made public for the first time while cross-checking also takes place for the arrest of major tax-dodgers,” Petalotis stressed, adding that the sit-in protest staged at the General Secretariat for Information Systems building was held to promote labour-related demands.