4 opposition MPs expelled from Parliament chamber

Nolhivaram MP Mohamed Nasheed. The names of three opposition MPs including MP Nasheed was announced and asked to leave the Parliament session on November 5, 2019 for disrupting parliamentary proceedings. (Photo/Parliament)

The names of four MPs have been announced in the parliament for disrupting the session.

The names announced were all from opposition parties. They include Nolhivaram MP Mohamed Nasheed, Naifaru MP Ahmed Shiyam, Mahibadhoo MP Ahmed Thoriq (Tom), and Felidhoo MP Ibrahim Fazul Rasheed.

Some of the opposition MPs had been disrupting the Parliamentary proceedings since the session began today and most notably, Nolhivaram MP Mohamed Nasheed who blew a whistle in the parliament every now and then.

The opposition MPs expressed their discontent with the fact that the Speaker of the Parliament did not attend the Parliament to take part in the Judicial Service Commission’s meeting scheduled for today to discuss Judge Hailam’s case. Opposition MPs accused the Speaker of the Parliament of attempting to influence the trial of former President Yameen through the JSC.

Opposition MPs constantly raised their voices and took up point of orders to show their discontent. The names of MP Shiyam and MP Thoriq was announced after the MPs stood up and raised their voices, to stop the Parliamentary proceedings.