Member of Parliament Asot Michael made a return to the parliamentary chambers yesterday, marking his first appearance since being suspended for three sittings.
Michael, a seasoned politician, had been suspended by the Speaker following misconduct allegations during parliamentary proceedings.
The suspension was initiated by the Speaker, who called on fellow MPs to move a motion for Michael’s temporary removal from the parliamentary sessions.The decision prompted varied reactions, with some expressing support for the disciplinary action, while others argued that it was an excessive measure.
Undeterred by the suspension, MP Asot Michael has taken the matter to court, challenging the validity and fairness of the decision.
Legal experts suggest that the case could set a precedent for future parliamentary conduct issues and the extent to which punitive measures can be taken.