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.
High Court Judge Jacqueline Wilson has reserved her decision on an application filed by Opposition Member of Parliament Dr Roodal Moonilal's which seeks to block debate on the report of the Privileges Committee against him.
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.
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.