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Speaker submits motion reg. Supreme Court order

  • The motion was submitted at Wednesday’s parliament sitting
  • Nasheed’s motion asks the MPs to express their opinions on the matter
  • Supreme Court has released an order nullifying any decisions against it; including decisions made by the parliament

Aishath Shaany
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K. Male' 2019 Jun 19 | Wed 11:46 2,667 local

Speaker Mohamed Nasheed - Majlis

Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed has submitted a motion to parliament, regarding the Supreme Court’s stay order in a case involving one of its justices.

The motion was submitted at Wednesday’s parliament sitting.

The former president noted that the People’ Majlis is one of the three powers of government, adding that Majlis is “where it starts and ends.”

While the Supreme Court has also issued an order saying that any decision against it “is invalid,” Nasheed’s motion asks the MPs to express their opinions on the matter.

He highlighted that parliamentarians “are representatives of the people.”

Supreme Court issued a stay order in a case against Justice Abdulla Didi a day after he was suspended by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) over a bribery investigation.

The two institutions have since been involved in a power fight, with the top court releasing an order nullifying any decisions against it; including decisions made by the parliament.

While the parliament’s judiciary committee had investigated and compiled a report on the matter, it passed to support the Commission’s decision with 64 votes on Tuesday.

Later that day, JSC revealed that it is investigating a total of five disciplinary cases against Didi.

Last updated at: 4 months ago | Reviewed by: Aishath Shaany

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