Dr Roodal Moonilal

Moonilal loses bid to stop privileges debate

Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Mooni­lal has been de­nied an in­junc­tion by the High Court to stop to­day's par­lia­men­tary de­bate on the Priv­i­leges Com­mit­tee re­port against him.

The rul­ing clears the way for the com­mit­tee's re­port to be de­bat­ed in Par­lia­ment this af­ter­noon.

The rul­ing al­so sets a his­toric le­gal prece­dent that sees the court in­ter­ven­ing in the work of the Par­lia­ment, an in­ter­ac­tion which the sep­a­ra­tion of pow­ers doc­trine guards against.

PM: Moonilal's criminal contracts position "laughably hypocritical"

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has described as "laughably hypocritical", comments made by Opposition MP Dr Roodal Moonilal on the government awarding contracts to criminals.

In a statement issued Tuesday, Dr Rowley defended claims that government ministers were awarding contracts to criminals.

The following is the prime minister's statement.

Moonilal refuses opening submission to Privileges Committee

A closed-door session of the Privileges Committee meeting fell apart today after Oropouche East Member of Parliament Dr Roodal Moonilal refused to give his opening submissions.
 
Though the attendees of the private session were bound by confidentiality, Guardian Media learned that Moonilal challenged the current composition of the Committee.

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