Attorney general Faris Al Rawi and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young perform at PNM Divali celebrations Thursday night.
Oropouche East Member of Parliament Dr Roodal Moonilal says the photos of the Attorney General's children posing with guns were not taken by a member of the Defence Force but rather by a family member before it was posted on a Facebook page.
Dr Moonilal made the disclosure as he spoke on the CNC3 Morning Brew programme Thursday morning, where he also criticised Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, saying he attacked the Defence Force without evidence.
The Defence Force is confirming that Attorney General Faris Al Rawi and his family were exposed to military demonstrations on situations that they can encounter by virtue of being key public figures.
The Defence Force has issued a statement in light of pictures showing two children, believed to be Al Rawi's daughter and son, holding weapons.
The following is the statement issued Wednesday by Major Al Alexander, the Senior Public Affairs Officer of the Defence Force.
PNM Member of Parliament for Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann’s West, Stuart Young has described as "disgusting behaviour", the disclosure by the UNC's Oroupuche East MP, Dr Roodal Moonilal of photos showing children with guns.
Dr Moonilal had linked the photos to Attorney General Faris Al Rawi, who did not deny nor confirm that the persons in the photos are his children, when he held a news conference Tuesday to respond.
Speaking in the House of Representatives during the Budget debate on Wednesday morning, Young said the disclosure was "disgusting".