Roodal Moonilal

Moonilal calls for Young’s head over prison break

Re­sign im­me­di­ate­ly over yes­ter­day’s “twin dis­as­ters.”

This was the call to Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young from Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress MP Roodal Mooni­lal fol­low­ing yes­ter­day’s “twin dis­as­ters” where pris­on­ers es­caped cus­tody from the Re­mand Sec­tion of the Gold­en Grove prison in Arou­ca, while a search he­li­copter in­volved in the man­hunt crashed.

Speaker suspends hearing against Moonilal

House Speak­er Brigid An­nisette-George has agreed to sus­pend the hear­ing of the Priv­i­leges Com­mit­tee mat­ter against Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Mooni­lal pend­ing the out­come of his le­gal chal­lenge.

Through her at­tor­ney Deb­o­rah Peake SC, the House Speak­er gave the un­der­tak­ing that the Com­mit­tee will not hold any meet­ings or hear­ings re­gard­ing the al­le­ga­tions against Mooni­lal pend­ing the out­come of the sub­stan­tive mat­ter.

Mooni­lal is chal­leng­ing the le­gal­i­ty of the com­mit­tee con­sti­tut­ed to hear the two al­le­ga­tions against him.

Moonilal views Privilege Committee referrals as PNM abuse

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.