Thunderous applause and desk-thumping filled the Parliament chamber last night as the Opposition, in a complete turnaround, voted in support of the Civil Asset Recovery and Management and Unexplained Wealth Bill, 2019.

The Bill was passed unanimously with a 34 votes from the Government and Opposition benches around 7.45 p.m.

Government members appeared to be shocked when Opposition chief whip David Lee said “yes” as his name was called for a vote.

There was immediate cheering as Government members shouted “Yay!” as they clapped and pounded the tables.