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Sunday, 16 October 2016 18:10

Opposition Continues To Call For The Firing Of AG Faris Al Rawi

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The Opposition continues to call for Faris Al Rawi to be removed as Attorney General after pictures of children, who they believe to be his, handling high-powered military weapons, were made public. 

In a media release by Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar on Sunday she states that there are several conflicts of interest in this issue which affects the Defence Council, the National Security Council, the Police Complaints Authority, the Cabinet and the Legal Advisor to the State.

Mrs. Persad-Bissessar says there have also been clear violations of the laws. Among them Section 8 of the Children Act 12 of 2012 which prohibits any person from giving a firearm to a child, a child being defined as anyone under the age of 18.

Citing the various investigations that have been launched in response to the pictures, the Opposition Leader says the fact that Mr. Al Rawi continues to hold the position of Attorney General while these investigations are on-going is entirely untenable as it is constitutionally improper and does not promote good administration.

She believes there is only one option open to the Prime Minister now and it is to relieve Mr. Al Rawi of his present portfolio until these investigations are completed.

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