The parliament on Monday banned reporters and the public from the debate on the motion of no confidence submitted against parliamentary speaker Abdulla Maseeh.
The parliament is yet to provide a reason for closing the doors on the parliament speaker vote.
Some opposition lawmakers told Mihaaru that, as a rule, the public is allowed to closely follow and observe parliamentary sit-downs.
“Closing the opportunity for people to observe parliament sessions is a very serious problem,” said one parliamentarian.
According to parliament regulations, the speaker is authorised to choose individuals that may observe parliament debates as well as appoint a gallery in the chamber for reporters.
However, the parliament did not permit any reporters or journalists to enter the chamber.
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