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Government to sue parliament member insulted PM

National Yemen

Yemeni Parliament

Saba News Agency

The government approved on Sunday to file a lawsuit against a parliament member insulted the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister.

In its extraordinary meeting to address the country’s security situation chaired by Prime Minister Mohammed Salem Basindwa, the government dealt with the case, stressing that the insulting the Prime Minister or a minister is an insult to the whole government.

In its related statement, the government demanded the parliament to remove Mohammed al-Shaif’s legislative immunity to complete the legal measures, tasking the minister of legal affaires to take the required actions to prosecute him.

The government has wondered that such behavior to be made from a parliament member who is also a head of freedoms and rights committee.

“It is time to put an end to such insults that have been repeated,” according to the statement.

Al-Shaif directed verbal abuses at the Premier and threatened finance minister Sakhr al-Wajih during last Wednesday session, which the government attended it to discuss several issues.

As a result, the government and many members of the parliament have withdrawn from the session in protest to al-Shaif’s behavior.