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[New post] Case dismissed – bribery ex-MPs attempt to get out of prison fails

WordPress.com bobmakin posted: " The big news today is that the former MPs, ministers and PM jailed for bribery must remain imprisoned. Their offence was a criminal one. Justice James Geoghegan reminded the court that the Article 27 (2) of the Vanuatu Constitution does not provide MP" Respond to this post by replying above this line New post on Vanuatu Daily Digest Case dismissed – bribery ex-MPs attempt to get out of prison fails by bobmakin The catalyst for political change: the 14 MPs are taken to prison following their convictions in October 2015. Photo: TIV The big news today is that the former MPs, ministers and PM jailed for bribery must remain imprisoned. Their offence was a criminal one. Justice James Geoghegan reminded the court that the Article 27 (2) of the Vanuatu Constitution does not provide MPs with immunity from prosecution. He was also certain that the constitutional provision of 27 (2) was not relevant to the requirement the MPs attend the Magistrates' Court on what is considered by the MPs legal advisors as the key date in the matter, June 12, 2015. Justice Geoghegan said the primary purpose of 27 (2) is to enable Parliament to attend to its business and MPs to attend sittings. (Daily Post) The other big news this week was the release of some information concerning the Parliamentary sittings, immediately after we complained that MPs were expected to arrive in the capital without the necessary documentation. We believe MPs must be able to discuss proposed legislation with constituents before parliamentary sittings in order to take their views to the House. This failure on the part of Parliament is compounded when Government is seeking in one of the sittings to introduce a Right to Information Act—which Vanuatu Daily Digest fully supports. The full details concerning the parliamentary agenda have not been publicised, regrettably, but in brief this is what we are to expect: Read more of this post bobmakin | November 12, 2016 at 7:47 pm | Tags: Constitution, judiciary, justice, politics, Vanuatu | Categories: The Daily Digest | URL: http://wp.me/p2A4RK-1qZ Comment    See all comments Unsubscribe to no longer receive posts from Vanuatu Daily Digest. Change your email settings at Manage Subscriptions. Trouble clicking? Copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://ift.tt/2eMVi4d Thanks for flying with WordPress.com

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