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Extraordinary sitting of the parliament

Summary
  • Joint Opposition's press conference
  • Opposition coalition meets
  • Government coalition PG meeting held in Parliament committee room

1 year ago

13:49

Aishath Shaany

Joint Opposition's press conference

State of emergency was declared unlawfully. Cannot hold parliament sittings like this. The law does not allow this. Have received reports that the government is working to get 43 MPs for this evening, and even tomorrow. - MDP PG leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

1 year ago

13:46

Aishath Shaany

Opposition coalition meets

The Joint Opposition held a PG meeting at the MDP Offices

 

1 year ago

13:45

Aishath Shaany

Government coalition PG meeting held in Parliament committee room

MP Ahmed Nihan tweeted that a parliamentary group meeting of the PPM-MDA coalition was being held at the Committee Room 1.

 

1 year ago

11:54

Aishath Shaany

Parliament sitting ends

Today's extraordinary sitting of the parliament has ended. 39 MPs was in attendance, with opposition boycotting sitting. Resolution seeking to extend state of emergency by 15 days has been forwarded to the Committee on National Security.

1 year ago

11:51

Aishath Shaany

Motion passed with 38 votes

The resolution seeking to extend the state of emergency has been forwarded to the parliament's Committee on National Security, with 38 votes

1 year ago

11:49

Aishath Shaany

Resolution to be forwarded to parliament's Committee on National Security

Government's parliamentary group leader Ahmed Nihan has submitted a motion to forward the resolution to the Committee on National Security. The motion was seconded by Kelaa MP Ali Arif.

1 year ago

11:25

Aishath Shaany

MPs begin deliberations

Parliamentarians have started deliberations on the resolution submitted by President Abdulla Yameen, to extend state of emergency by an additional 15 days 

1 year ago

11:23

Aishath Shaany

President requests to extend state of emergency to 30 days

President Yameen has asked the parliament to extend the state of emergency to 30 days.

1 year ago

11:17

Aishath Shaany

Joint Opposition decides to boycott today's sitting

Galolhu South consituency MP Ahmed Mahloof has tweeted that the Joint Opposition has decided to boycott today's unlawful sitting. 

"According to Article 87 of the Constitution, 43 members must be present to take a vote on this. [President] Yameen was only able to get 39. As this is an unlawful sitting, the Joint Opposition has decided to boycott the sitting," reads Mahloof's tweet.

 

 

1 year ago

11:06

Aishath Shaany

Monday's special parliament sitting begins

The extraordinary parliament sitting has begun, with Speaker Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed reading out letter sent in by President Abdulla Yameen. There are 39 lawmakers in attendance.

1 year ago

11:01

Aishath Shaany

'Dismissed' opposition not allowed to participate in sitting

The 12 opposition parliamentarians have been barred from entering the parliament premises to attend today's extraordinary sitting. 

1 year ago

10:58

Aishath Shaany

Security officers block off all roads to parliament building

All media personnel covering the sitting has been pushed back far from the parliament premises

All roads leading to the parliament building has been blocked by security officers.

Reporters, and camera crew, covering sitting have been pushed back far from the parliament premises

1 year ago

10:56

Aishath Shaany

Supreme Court's temporary injunction

Supreme Court on Sunday issued an injunction suspending the implementation of points one and four of the Supreme Court Order issued on 1 February 2018. This injunction suspends the enforcement of its own verdict on the validity of the parliamentary seats of 12 opposition parliamentarian. 

Up until Sunday's ruling, the opposition had majority in parliament.

 

1 year ago

10:52

Aishath Shaany

15-day state of emergency ends tomorrow

The 15-day state of emergency declared by President Abdulla Yameen, will end on Tuesday.

Article 257 (a) of the Constitution states that “the declaration of a state of emergency shall be submitted to the People’s Majlis within forty-eight hours. If the People’s Majlis is not in session at the time of the declaration, it shall be re-called within fourteen days, inclusive of holidays, and the declaration of a state of emergency submitted to the People’s Majlis for approval”.

1 year ago

10:51

Aishath Shaany

Agenda for today's sitting

The Parliament is to deliberate on the President’s resolution on declaring a nation-wide state of emergency.

1 year ago

Aishath Shaany

Shaaknee

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13:49
Joint Opposition's press conference
13:46
Opposition coalition meets
13:45
Government coalition PG meeting held in Parliament committee room
11:54
Parliament sitting ends
11:51
Motion passed with 38 votes
11:49
Resolution to be forwarded to parliament's Committee on National Security
11:25
MPs begin deliberations
11:23
President requests to extend state of emergency to 30 days
11:17
Joint Opposition decides to boycott today's sitting
11:06
Monday's special parliament sitting begins
11:01
'Dismissed' opposition not allowed to participate in sitting
10:58
Security officers block off all roads to parliament building
10:56
Supreme Court's temporary injunction
10:52
15-day state of emergency ends tomorrow
10:51
Agenda for today's sitting