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Opposition walks out in protest against changes to Standing Orders

Opposition members walked out of Parliament this afternoon in protest of a motion by the Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum to amend Parliament’s Standing Orders. Opposition MP Niko Nawaikula had called on the Speaker of Parliament to throw out the motion on Amendments to Parliamentary Standing Orders proposed by the Government. The Opposition had argued the amendments […]

Staff Writers

February 11, 2016 6:11 pm

Opposition members walked out of Parliament this afternoon in protest of a motion by the Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum to amend Parliament’s Standing Orders.

Opposition MP Niko Nawaikula had called on the Speaker of Parliament to throw out the motion on Amendments to Parliamentary Standing Orders proposed by the Government.

The Opposition had argued the amendments had not gone through the relevant Committee.  The AG responded that was not the only way in which the Standing Orders could be amended, and that the 2013 Constitution gave the Parliament authority to amend.

Despite the Opposition walking out of Parliament, the Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum continued with his motion to for the Amendment of the Parliament Standing Orders.

The motion for Amendment to the Parliament Standing Order was passed with no opposition.

Opposition Leader Hon. Ro Teimumu Kepa and Hon. Viliame Gavoka, walking out of Parliament this afternoon.
Opposition Leader Hon. Ro Teimumu Kepa and Hon. Viliame Gavoka, walking out of Parliament this afternoon. PHOTO: Koroi Tikoilomaloma/Facebook.

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