Speaker of the Parliament Mohamed Aslam says the members of the Parliament would decide how the legislative house is managed and not even the Supreme Court has the power to interfere with Parliament's affairs.
His comments came after the Supreme Court issued an order of suspension on the Amendment to the Parliament's Standing Order which had allowed the Opposition MP to impeach President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu.
Speaking about this suspension, Aslam said that even though the Court had issued an order of suspension on the amendment, it had now ruled that the said amendment goes against the Constitution.
Giving the MPs one hour to deliberate on the matter, the Speaker said that no other entity can dictate or give views on how the Parliament is run.
Aslam said that the members of the Parliament would decide how the Parliament is run and that this is a power given to the MPs under the Constitution.
He added that no other entity or organization has the power to dictate how the parliament is run. The Speaker said to respect the Court's decision and till the MPs decide on the matter, the total number of MPs is 87 and that today's session can only move forward once the MPs decide on the matter.