The Prime Minister of New Zealand has been ejected from parliament after a tirade over the country's role in the Panama Papers.
John Key, who has led the South Pacific country since 2008, was answering a question from a Green Party politician on why he had not apologized to charities Greenpeace, the Red Cross, and Amnesty.
On Tuesday, Key surprised media and politicians by naming those organizations in connection with the papers.
It was subsequently confirmed none of the three was found to have any direct link to foreign asset trusts currently under scrutiny by journalists.
After a long rant defending why he named the charities, Key was told to sit down by the speaker of the house.
When he then didn't, the New Zealand Prime Minister was ordered to leave the chamber.
New Zealand has been mentioned in the Panama Papers more than 60,000 times and Mossack Fonseca has an office in the country, leading many to label the country a tax haven.
Speaking to CNBC Wednesday, the co-leader of the New Zealand Green party Metiria Turei , said the NZ Prime Minister was failing to address New Zealand's role in the Panama Papers scandal.
"Because John Key won't take the matter seriously, politicians are asking difficult questions and the prime minister is unable to handle questioning," she said.