Emergency extended by 15 more days by Maldives committee

 SMTV Desk 2018-02-20 01:51:59  Emergency, extended, 15, days, Maldives, committee
Emergency extended by 15 more days by Maldives committee

Maldives, Feb 20: Maldives parliamentary committee on national security passed a resolution on Monday to extend the ongoing state of Emergency by an additional 15 days.The development came after President Abdulla Yameen earlier in the day requested the Parliament to extend the Emergency, which was first declared on February 5 for 15 days. Parliament was convened for a special session to debate the resolution before the initial period of Emergency expires on Tuesday.The National Security Committee reviewed the resolution behind closed doors. It was passed with six members of the ruling coalition -- Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) and Maldives Development Alliance (MDA) -- voting in favour, while two lawmakers of the main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) voted against it.