Majlis committees to resume work

Local media has reported that the People’s Majlis committees will resume meeting this coming Sunday.

The Parliamentary Secretariat released a statement stating that regulations allow for the sitting of the committees even while the Majlis is in recess and that all members as well as the speaker had been informed.

The Malis is currently in recess after having been suspended by the Speaker Abdullah Shahid in July after he decided that a safe environment could not be ensured after heated exchanges of the floor.

Parliament temporarily reconvened for a one-off emergency session in early August as government-aligned and opposition MPs agreed to extend the General Regulations Act until April 2013.  The Majlis has not held a session since the vote was passed.

Haveeru reported that the Parliamentary regulations state the the Majlis is due to reconvene on October 1.