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NFP MPs suspended from parliament for 30 days

Three National Federation Party (NFP) parliamentarians will not be able to attend Parliament for the next thirty days. Dr. Biman Prasad, Tupou Draunidalo, and Prem Singh today received letters of suspension from the Speaker of the House, Dr. Jiko Luveni. Dr. Luveni made the decision after getting legal advice on the suspension of the party. The […]

Peni Shute

February 4, 2016 9:57 pm

Three National Federation Party (NFP) parliamentarians will not be able to attend Parliament for the next thirty days.

Dr. Biman Prasad, Tupou Draunidalo, and Prem Singh today received letters of suspension from the Speaker of the House, Dr. Jiko Luveni. Graphic: Lice Rova / Newswire
NFP parliamentarians Dr. Biman Prasad, Tupou Draunidalo, and Prem Singh. Graphic: Lice Rova / Newswire.

Dr. Biman Prasad, Tupou Draunidalo, and Prem Singh today received letters of suspension from the Speaker of the House, Dr. Jiko Luveni.

Dr. Luveni made the decision after getting legal advice on the suspension of the party.

The suspension of the registration of a political party has the effect of suspending that political party and all its members from Parliament.

This means any such suspended political party and all its members cannot participate in Parliament or in any of the committees of Parliament.

Ms Draunidalo confirmed receiving the letter, but said it did not quote any law “just that legal advice was received by her (Dr. Luveni’s) office”.

The NFP MPs will also forfeit working on parliamentary committees and will not be paid for the duration of their suspension.

Party Leader Dr. Biman Prasad told Newswire they would seek further legal advice.

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