Solomons opposition decries absenteeism in parliament

8:35 pm on 2 August 2017

The Solomon Islands opposition leader says it was inexcusable that there was no quorum for parliament to sit on Monday.

Jeremiah Manele has described the government MPs lack of commitment as shocking and disgraceful, pointing out that the government has an absolute majority.

Solomon Islands parliament

Solomon Islands parliament Photo: RNZ/ Koroi Hawkins

The opposition also said two ministers that were supposed to answer questions from the opposition were also not present.

Mr Manele said MPs were elected by the people to represent them in parliament and this should be their paramount responsibility.

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