As the murder rate continues to spiral despite Government’s efforts to clamp down on the criminal elements, corrupt cops are hindering the fight against crime.
So said Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi yesterday, amid claims of police officers allegedly being involved in nefarious activities, including running drug blocks and collecting protection tax, in the Enterprise, Chaguanas community.
Attorney General Faris Al Rawi says it is "wildly irresponsible and ridiculous" of Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, to offer a legal view with respect to proposed legislation, which he says has not even been published.
The AG issued a statement today in response to criticism by Persad-Bissessar on the issue of a three-fifths majority in Parliament.
He says at no time did she quote what he actually said.
The following is the AG's response.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says any attempts by the Attorney General Faris Al Rawi and the Government to remove the requirement for a three-fifths majority of Parliament will be met by the strongest Opposition condemnation.
Persad-Bissessar issued a statement in response to comments made by the AG on Tuesday.
The following is Persad-Bissessar's statement:
Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi is arguing that the Opposition walked out of Parliament today only because they did not want to debate the reciprocity of information under the FATCA legislation.
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Speaking on the legislation in the Parliament following the Opposition's walkout, Al-Rawi said it is his belief that the Opposition if afraid of what the reciprocity of financial information would disclose.
The AG's position is in the video below.