Parliament closes doors on no confidence motion against speaker

Lawmakers pictured at a parliament session. PHOTO/MAJLIS

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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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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