Trinidad prime minister to take legal action against opposition legislator


Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley is to take legal action against opposition legislator, Dr. Roodal Moonilal over statements he made linking him to a “beneficiary bank account” in the United States, his lawyer Michael Quamina said Wednesday.

Moonilal said he maintains his position despite the threat of legal action, saying “I am standing by what I said on the Hansard record.”

Rowley has already described as a “monster lie” and a “heinous crime” the statements made by Moonilal in the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament on Tuesday during the debate on the 2018-19 national budget.

Speaking at a news conference, Quamina said that while the original statements made by Moonilal in the Parliament were protected by parliamentary privilege, a Facebook posting on the…

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