Parliament accepts Political Parties Act and amendments to Tourism Act

Parliament has accepted Political Parties Act and Bill on amending Tourism Act in yesterday’s session, reports Miadhu.

The amendments on the Tourism Act will be deliberated in a committee, while the Political Parties Act has been accepted.

MPs called on the government to increase public funding for political parties, and asked for an increase to the 3000 signatures needed to create a political party.

However, the bill banning the import of alcohol and pork into the country has been rejected, reports Haveeru.

It was rejected by 53 votes, and several MPs argued that both alcohol and pork were essential for the sustainability of the tourism industry.