Judge to deliver ruling in Moonilal's injunction application

High Court Judge Jacqueline Wilson has reserved her decision on an application filed by Opposition Member of Parliament Dr Roodal Moonilal's which seeks to block debate on the report of the Privileges Committee against him.

Justice Wilson heard lengthy legal submissions at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain, yesterday afternoon. She did not set an exact time for the delivery of her decision. However, she gave the undertaking that it would be provided before the debate is scheduled to kick off at 1.30 pm. 

Senior Counsel Anand Ramlogan is leading Moonilal's legal team.

The contempt of Parliament allegations against the Opposition MP stems from statements he made in the House of Representatives on October 9 and 10, last year. 

One complaint deals with when Moonilal allegedly told Laventille West MP Fitzgerald Hinds "that's why Snake have lead for you", while the other deals with Moonilal's statements over an alleged deal between Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, AV Drilling and a Miami-based company, which was subsequently refuted by Dr Rowley. 
 
High Court Judge Avason Quinlan-Williams was initially assigned to the case but recused herself at a preliminary stage. 
 
Reporter: Bavita Gopaulchan
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