Speaker of the House of Representatives, Bridgid Annisette-George has ruled that a prima facie case have been made out against Oropouche East MP, Dr Roodal Moonilal, fo a statement made in the House towards Laventille West MP Fitzgerald Hinds.
The Speaker had been asked to consider whether Moonilal breached Parliament's privileges, for telling Hinds, "Da is why Snake have some lead for you.”
The following is the Speaker's ruling:
Oropouche East Member of Parliament, Dr Roodal Moonilal says the decision by Government Members of Parliament to call for him to be referred to the Privileges Committee of Parliament on two issues, is tantamount to harassment and intimidation.
In a statement today, Moonilal said, however, that he has faith in the institutions of Parliament and is not afraid of the process.
Dr Moonilal has been referred to the Privileges Committee for statements he made in the Lower House regarding Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and A&V Oil and Gas Limited.
Oropouche East Member of Parliament, Dr Roodal Moonilal will face Parliament's Committee of Privileges on allegations he made regarding Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley surrounding A&V Oil and Gas Limited.
House Speaker, Bridgid Annisette-George ruled today that a prima facie case had been made.
Arouca Maloney MP, Camille Robinson-Regis had raised the matter last week Wednesday and the Speaker gave her ruling today.
The following is the Speaker's ruling.