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Former Attorney General, Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj

If the Government refuses to remove corrupt influences in their midst then they are just as guilty as those they choose to protect.

Former Attorney General Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj made the comments at a press conference held yesterday.

Referring to Mark’s prevention of a Member of Parliament from moving a motion of censure against the Minister, Maharaj said that what the Speaker did was not an ordinary error.

He described it as a grave injustice to the people of Chaguanas West and to the country as a whole.

He said that the Government and the Prime Minister has a responsibility to act decisively in the situation.

He has called for the removal of House Speaker Wade Mark and Attorney General Anand Ramlogan.

Last Friday, Chaguanas West MP Jack Warner abruptly ended his presentation in Parliament after he was told by Mark he would not be able to raise an issue because it was not part of the motion of censure brought against Finance Minister Larry Howai.

Mark told Parliament he had been informed by the Judiciary of a matter involving Howai which was before the court and, therefore, debate on the motion was sub judice.

Maharaj has also called for a full investigation into the matter.

Former Attorney General Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj.

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