Majlis passes Bill on Amendment to the Family Act

18 April 2016 - 9:51


At the Twenty-sixth of the First Session of the People’s Majlis held today, the Bill on Amendment to the Family Act (Act No. 4/2000) tabled on behalf of the Government by Hon. Abdul Latheef Mohamed, MP for Dhiddhoo was passed, as reviewed by Committee on Social Affairs, with 50 votes in favour. There were 4 votes against and 5 abstentions.

The Committee Report was presented to the floor by Chair of the Committee on Social Affairs Hon. Ali Mohamed MP for Holhudhoo.

Thirteen Members spoke during time allocated for debate on the Committee Report.

The First Reading of the Bill was held on 3 March 2015 at the Second Sitting of the First Session. It was re-sent for Committee review on 25 November 2015 at the Twenty-second Sitting of the Third Session.

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