Bill to repeal the Act on Defamation and Freedom of Speech accepted for Majlis consideration

12 November 2018 - 9:17

At the Seventh Sitting of the Third Session of the People’s Majlis held today, the Bill to repeal the Act on Defamation and Freedom of Speech (Act No. 15/2016), proposed by Abdulla Shahid, MP for Henveiru Uthuru was accepted for consideration by Majlis with 48 votes in favour. There were 17 votes against.

17 Members spoke during time allocated for debate on the Bill.

The First Reading for the Bill was held on 28 October 2018 at the First Sitting of the Third Session of the Majlis.

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