Speaker requests MPs not to withdraw requests to question cabinet ministers

Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed has asked MPs not to withdraw their requests to question cabinet ministers.

The Parliament today scheduled to question Home Minister Imran Abdulla on the request of Nolhivaram MP Mohamed Nasheed Abdulla. However, the MP withdrew the question sometime last night. MP Mohamed Nasheed has previously withdrawn questions after moving to question ministers.

"Honorable member, you have acted in this way even before. When you do this, other honorable members lose the chance to question the minister despite being in the queue," Speaker Nasheed said.

The Speaker said there is already a long list of MPs who have requested to question over 20 cabinet ministers.