Jamaat Al Muslimeen leader, Imam Yasin Abu Bakr was a no show at Monday’s sitting of the Commission of the Inquiry into the 1990 attempted coup.

Last year the Imam was ordered to appear before the Commission but did not turn up.

He was served a witness summons.

Commission attorney, Avery Sinanan, said the Commission received no communication from Mr. Bakr related to his absence on Monday.

Mr. Sinanan said serious consideration should be given to enacting the power granted to the Commission concerning penalties provided for in the Commission of Enquiry Act.

Commenting on the development, Chairman of the Commission into the insurrection on July 27th 1990, Sir David Simmons of Barbados described Mr. Bakr’s non-appearance as a demonstration of his lack of courage.